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Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 PM
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

^^ sweet thanks man! I am going to attempt to paint my own side moldings as well but mine are the black plastic ones. I plan on attempting the same process. Hopefully it turns out as good as these!
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

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^^ sweet thanks man! I am going to attempt to paint my own side moldings as well but mine are the black plastic ones. I plan on attempting the same process. Hopefully it turns out as good as these!
My only additional suggestion would be to use an adhesion promoter before primer. You can get a rattle can of it at any auto store. It just helps paint stick to plastic.

Good luck! Post some pictures when you are done
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

I ordered PJC (Light Khaki) for my Jeep from Automotive Touch-Up. I'm in the process of painting my SRT Grille also. Automotive Touch-up sent me the wrong color. So I have to wait....

I might just go to a Sherman Williams and just get it from them...
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

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Nope... Unfortunately you must remove the entire bumper, then remove the core, then the reverse sensors, and finally you can remove the trim.
Alot of ppl think that you do, I did mine and i removed my rear strip without taking off the bumper. All I used what a flat head screw driver and a 1in wide scraper. Start at one end and used the scraper to pry up the corner of the strip. As it starts of come out use the screwdriver to push in on the retainers. I would do one clip then go the other end and get the other one and then back and forth till I ended up in the middle. Once all the clips are out the trim piece will pop out about 2 inches. pop off the sensors and you have your trim piece, for the sensors just unclip them and paint. Took me all of 15mins. Hope this saves someone time.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

Question to anyone still watching this thread: How are people painting the chrome trim around the rear windows of the WK? It's not removable like the rest of the trim. Any help would be nice.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

Hey, it's awesome..
Thanks for that...
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

This is an awesome how to: but I wonder how necessary the sanding would be with the black plastic laredo moldings.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

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This is an awesome how to: but I wonder how necessary the sanding would be with the black plastic laredo moldings.
Same. You should always 'scuff up' the surface prior to painting. Chrome just requires more scuffing to get rid of the mirrored surface to promote better adhesion. I just followed this guide this weekend to paint mine black metallic to body match. Although I used a dremel bit and carved out all the letters for something special
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

I did this over the weekend and now I want to do the letters in Red. I noticed it took the original poster 2 weeks for the clear coat to fully harden. Are you having that issue? I got everything from Automative Touchup but I did not want to use 2K Clear.
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Re: HOW TO: Paint chrome trim

hey guys...not sure if anyone is still looking at this thread??? i have my paint and supplies to do my side trim. i was wondering if i can do the same with my chrome plastic grille? any feedback would be great! if not i will have to buy a new primered grille which i really don't want to do.
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