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Old 03-13-2012, 09:56 PM
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Thanks Bud! I am really liking it to! I'm glad I finally took the time to do it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:24 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

the grill looks good...except i think maybe you should have done the entire thing in graphite! less chrome, more paint! lol.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:07 AM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

Lookin good, Nate!!! Ready for Miller Jeep Trail?!?!?! hahaha
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:53 PM
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the grill looks good...except i think maybe you should have done the entire thing in graphite! less chrome, more paint! lol.
I like a little bit of chrome! One thing I might do eventually is do black chrome on the grill, side molding, and rear strip. We will see


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Thanks bud! I really want to get back up there and my dad wants to do it too, but I am still waiting on this SL. These guys have been dragging! I have a long weekend coming in a couple days and I don't have much work this next week, so this is my instal window I have been looking forward to. I just need my lift already! I really hope it isn't missing anything but I know that is hoping a lot with these guys.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:03 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

^Hope for the best prepare for the worst lol
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:27 PM
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I like a little bit of chrome! One thing I might do eventually is do black chrome on the grill, side molding, and rear strip. We will see
yes! do that. do it! lol
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:04 PM
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I like a little bit of chrome! One thing I might do eventually is do black chrome on the grill, side molding, and rear strip. We will see
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Steer clear of the black chrome. I called dupli color before I did it to my front grille and was told exactly how to get it to adhere. The major problem is that there is no prep. You literally wipe it down and start spraying. I had 2 coats of adhesion promoter, 4 coats of the black chrome spray and 4 coats of clear. Just as they told me.

About two weeks later I start seeing dots of chrome. Now I have a polka dotted black chrome grille that will be painted body color. Sorry to shoot your thoughts down but I had to give you my thoughts before you made the same mistake I did.


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Old 03-14-2012, 08:47 PM
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Thanks Jon! My only experience is from watching YouTube videos. But user reviews seem to be favorable. Maybe I will test some spare pieces first, and that is if I ever decide to do it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Don't get me wrong, it turns out awesome. It just can't hold up to the abuse the grille takes on a daily basis.


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Old 03-15-2012, 10:08 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

I finished my new to me gas door today! Before I could bring myself to scratch up such a pretty chrome finish with sandpaper, I had to tell myself that it would look even better once it was painted just right I think the convincing paid off!

Here it is when I got it with a pretty mirror finish:




After I took sandpaper to it:




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I used the same graphite paint that I always have. Before painting I used some tape and a scapulae to mask off the bold heads and the channel they sat in to keep them chrome. I applied the primer and paint, then unmasked it, and applied the clear. I can't wait to put it on the Jeep tomorrow! I love the way it turned out
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:12 PM
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

That'll look good!
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