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Thread: Black rear bumper done
07-16-2012, 10:44 AM #1
Black rear bumper done
Knocked off another project on the list yesterday. I finally painted the rear bumper chrome black. I was not able to remove the bumper like I had planed because of the spare tire crain (not sure what that thing is called) I did however remove all the plastic trim to find that the chrome pieces are riveted to the bumper metal so I could not remove them to try & pound out the dent in one corner of the chrome. So with it taken that far apart I just covered the back of the truck in a large plastic sheet did my prep work & painted it as is. I didn't think the results would be as noticable as they are I'm liking the outcome I desided not to paint the plastic parts because if I used them to step on like they are for the paint would not hold up well. I've seen alot of trucks now with a bluish light for a tag light, is that just an led or what? Would is just be a bulb swap or more involved?
I seen the headlight mod done & now I'm thinking about doing that next heres a picture of the results I'm looking for. My problem now for this mod is the long drying time for the silicone to put the headlight back together.
2007 Silverado RS, 4.8 V8, 2WD
Flowmaster Super 44 with turndown
Black painted front grille & bumper
Black / red Painted bowties
Black 18in. Silverado wheels
Black / Red interior conversion (in process)
89 Chevy Sport tribute decals
07-16-2012, 02:57 PM #2
Your work is always top notch and I wouldn't expect anything less! Great work, can't wait to see what you have in store next! Also that headlight mod looks awesome, would love to see that done!!,
2009 Chevy Silverado!
Blacked out tail lights + 3rd brake light l Tint: 35% front windows and Limo on the rest l Hard wired Valentine One radar detector l Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow tires with GM CK375 wheels l Hand welded receiver hitch l HID lighting l SMD lighting l Blacked out front and rear emblems l Cherry Bomb Extreme exhaust dumped l 2 Kenwood 12's powered by a Kenwood amp w/ an Base control l
2007 Chevy Tahoe LTZ---2012 Chevy Cruze
"Let's just agree that a perfect truck is hard to find, and we'll drive the Silverado till we find it." - Car and Driver
07-16-2012, 03:27 PM #3
very nice paint job.... i was lookin at ur mods list @dadngt and u have a turn down on ur exhaust, is this like the pipe stop short of the spare? my truck came with that and dont know what the reason for it except for more resonance in the cab
2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
22" Boss 313 Series
8,000K HID Lights
Blacked Out Third Brake Light
Mond's To DO:
Darker Tint Rear Windows
Paint Bowtie White
Get a Chrome Bowtie
OLD TRUCK RIP
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext
Exhaust w/Chrome Tip
2 In. Rear Shackle Drop
HID Light Kit-8000K
22" Boss 313 Series
Painted Front Grille & Bowtie
07-16-2012, 04:51 PM #4
I'm still debating on the headlight mod since I have the black grille & everything I feel it might be an overkill kinda the reason I'm not considering tinting the tail lights. although I would like to remove those ugly amber pieces & just use an amber light for turn signals. I'm not exactly looking to the murdered out look as its called lol.
Thanks TexasTechRaider. I think my painting skills are about 20 feet. Which means it looks good about 20 feet away lol. But its the best thing about doing it yourself, if you don't like it later you can do it yourself again lol. better than paying someone else to do a ok job.
07-16-2012, 04:56 PM #5
On a lowered truck I'd run dual exit out the right side in front of the tire. I have it on my truck on love it. My old truck have it going out on both sides like you said. I'd love to have it like that on my silverado2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod
07-16-2012, 05:02 PM #6
DIGS16 I was looking at your list in the signature, what kind of drop do you have on your truck? I was thinking about a 4/6, I may be the only person in the world that actually likes the rear raised like the factory so maybe a 4/4 so I can keep that look but closer to the ground. I was quotes about $1300 for a local shop to drop my truck with a 2/4 kit, which is why I'm still a 2wd up in the air.
Also the chrome bowtie at least on the tailgate this may work did for my dad. The plastic cover fell off his tailgate bowtie & it was just a chrome piece all the gold was on the cover. Just an idea, when I pulled mine off to paint it, it to fell apart like that also.
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