Blacked out rear bumper 2011 silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by TBCCHEVY, Oct 11, 2011.


    TBCCHEVY Member

    Hey just wondering what most people do to black out they're rear bumper? Paint the chrome? or a whole new bumper? If you painted it what did you do? any special method for painting chrome, thanks.


  2. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    wondering the same thing... would love to do that to mine and the front bumper too... both of them chrome
  3. Greg84

    Greg84 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Sand all the chrome off before you paint it..

    The panels on the rear bumper are removable though so you can take them off, sand, and paint without worry about masking off the rest of the bumper. Or if you really wanted to you can buy replacement panels instead of the chrome ones that are in a black primer so you'd just have to paint them, but I think the only way I've seen those is with the holes for the backup sensors. They were over $100 each the last time I looked though so if yours aren't dented or anything like that its much cheaper to reuse what you have.
  4. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    If you do it yourself, sand the chrome until it's really hazy and use a good etching primer. Sand again, paint and clear. Then wet sand, compound and polish. It's actually pretty easy to do if you take your time.
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's a good question
  6. bama2010z71

    bama2010z71 Rockstar

    i used plastidip and bought the same color paint as my truck. applied 2 layers of plastidip on bumper and grill, let it sit 2 days then spryed 2 coats of white with spray gun not spray paint. followed up with some nice clear coat. i have one chip and its from hitting a small deer
  7. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Lets see some pics!
  8. Rockstarrchevy81

    Rockstarrchevy81 Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yeah i'm really thinking about getting my Rear and Front Bumper done to color match in black. Also want the tow mirrors painted color matched and the grille i'll pass getting a 1 piece black mesh grille and sell the stock one. Anyone have proper steps of painting the bumpers? Also how many days would this take?
  9. bama2010z71

    bama2010z71 Rockstar

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    make sure all surfaces are clean. and the conditions are right if your doing it outside
  10. Rockstarrchevy81

    Rockstarrchevy81 Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    damn man looks really good! What kind of PAINT did you use? Also what kind of PRIMER and CLEAR COAT? Oh and what process did you use to sand the chrome down along with the grits for each step? How long did it take you to finish?

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