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Old 03-30-2016, 10:26 AM
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Diy satin aluminum trim

I bought some dupli-color wheel paint in matte clear to play around with.

I had the "laredo" lettering that I removed from my truck laying around. I hit them with two coats of the matte clear coat and this was the result.

For those not crazy about chrome and want something other than gloss black here is an option to create something a little different or similar to the summit with the satin chrome.
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Re: Diy satin aluminum trim

Wow that actually looks like it turned out damn nice based on the pictures. Reminds me exactly of how all the "platinum" trim comes on the Summit Platinum.
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Diy satin aluminum trim

Thanks for testing this out. Good idea!


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Re: Diy satin aluminum trim

I have two pairs of laredo mirrors with chrome mirror caps.

I'll test out the finish on a pair of the caps this weekend to see what they will look like with this treatment.
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Re: Diy satin aluminum trim

I saw a smoke color available from plastidip in pepboys today. It might be worth a try for matte.
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