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    Sr. Mechanic SliverZ71's Avatar
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    Cool Front Bumper Cover Chrome verses Paint Match

    I have a 2004 Silverado and want to do something with the front bumper cover tired of the black and putting armorial on it all the time. Looking for some pictures of Chrome bumper cap and paint to match bumper cap.

    Steve
    Hi my Name is Steve I have a 2004 Silverado Z71 Crew cab, silver berch in color and Live in Virginia Beach Va. I have installed JBA Stainless Steel Shorty Headers with Flowmaster 40, K&N 77 air intake, Taylor 409 Wires , Diablosport Predator Programer, Weston Bull Bar, Carage Works Grill, ReadyLift Leveling kit, Pioneer Navigation system, Viper two way Alarm with remote start, Rino hitch step, Factor 20 inch wheels with Nitto Graplers and that's it for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SliverZ71 View Post
    I have a 2004 Silverado and want to do something with the front bumper cover tired of the black and putting armorial on it all the time. Looking for some pictures of Chrome bumper cap and paint to match bumper cap.

    Steve
    IMO....Color Matching the front top bumper pad is the way to go,it would look Great along with other items,door handles,side mirror's etc........we have different model trucks,But here are a couple pics of my truck,











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    x2 to what has been said. For the top pad colormatched is the way to go.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    I already have the paint because I painted the bezels on the handles when I install Escalade door handles. I just wasn’t sure what it would look like with the cover on the back bumper still black. Any one have some pictures from the side? I have never see a Silverado with the Chrome Bumper cover installed and kind of curious to see one. Another question when you painted the mirrors did you have to take them apart? I have power folding signal mirrors and don’t think I would be able to take them apart with out screwing something up.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by SliverZ71 View Post
    I already have the paint because I painted the bezels on the handles when I install Escalade door handles. I just wasn’t sure what it would look like with the cover on the back bumper still black. Any one have some pictures from the side? I have never see a Silverado with the Chrome Bumper cover installed and kind of curious to see one. Another question when you painted the mirrors did you have to take them apart? I have power folding signal mirrors and don’t think I would be able to take them apart with out screwing something up.

    Steve


    On painting the side mirror's.....Some do not take them apart and Some do......On the back bumper pad, I'm going to painted(Color Matched).








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    Your Truck looks very good with the front painted and the back left black.
    I will more than likely do the same with mine. I had to take the whole front grill off when I installed the Carriage Works cut out grill so I will probably remove it again and then sand down the front bumper cover to make it smooth.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SliverZ71 View Post
    Your Truck looks very good with the front painted and the back left black.
    I will more than likely do the same with mine. I had to take the whole front grill off when I installed the Carriage Works cut out grill so I will probably remove it again and then sand down the front bumper cover to make it smooth.

    Steve
    When you color match the front.....post up some Pictures.....
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    ive been looking into it too, but with my 2-tone idk how it would look and i think that those chromed bumper caps will go to **** in a hurry since its abs and you would think that flexing it during installation would wrinkle the chrome.....

    wish there were some photoshop people on here
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    I will post some Pictures when I am done painting. I was going to post some of the new grill but having some trouble re-sizing them.

    Steve

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    How many people on here have painted their chrome bumpers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SliverZ71 View Post
    I will post some Pictures when I am done painting. I was going to post some of the new grill but having some trouble re-sizing them.

    Steve
    Hey @silverZ71, did you end up doing this (can't remember) and do you have pics?

    ---------- Post added at 05:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:41 PM ----------

    ... another example of photos hosted on photobucket being taken down and leaving us with no photos. (cough @99'HEARTBEAT)

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