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Front Bumper - Chrome to Black!

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Al Stefanelli, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Al Stefanelli

    Al Stefanelli Member

    Sorry about the crappy pics. My digital camera is busted and all I got is my celly... Here's my project I did today, after I "installed" my new wheel covers. LOL...

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  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Looks real good to me!
  3. Al Stefanelli

    Al Stefanelli Member

    Thanks! My wife asked me "What are you gonna do next?" I asked her if she really wanted me to answer that. She just smiled...
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What did you do to prep the bumper so the paint would stick to the chrome?
  5. Al Stefanelli

    Al Stefanelli Member

    Dry sanded it with medium weight to get rid of the dead things. Wet sanded it with a higher weight emery cloth. Cleaned it with alcohol to remove any hidden dirt. Cleaned it again with soap and water to remove any alcohol. Applied three coats of Automobile Primer. Applied four coats of black lacquer. Right now it is curing. In a few days I will check the finish and if it looks good, I will compound it, wax it and seal it.
  6. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    The black bumper looks good. Reminds me of the time when all trucks had painted bumpers. Remember when a truck was a truck, had rubber mats and no chrome? LOL
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Agreed the bumper looks wicked shahp!

    When I graduated from HS, I was a Four Wheeler Magazine aholic. GM ran an ad with a birds eye view of an ext cab int. All decked out with captains chairs, carpet, the works for the day.

    Caption - "Remember when "This thing rides like a truck" was bad"

    I do like my leather captains chairs and power windows though, LOL
  8. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Looks good! I am wanting to do the same to my chrome bumper.
  9. cascott325

    cascott325 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    really brings the whole truck together. its like the missing piece of the puzzle. thats how my truck was when i removed the old dry rotted side moldings. great job
  10. 2ToNe04

    2ToNe04 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    came out clean. :)

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