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I am wanting to black out all the chrome on my '08 Sierra and I was wanting some suggestions on what the best method and or products to use. I want my grill, front and rear bumpers, and all the badges to be flat black and I want it to last but I don't want to have to pay a body shop to do it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Plasti-dip

 

Great stuff, it's not permanent so if you want to go back it's easy enough

 

 

Ryan

 

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The PlastiDip looks like a good idea and its fairly inexpensive. How well does it hold up on large areas such as a bumper or grill and does it require any sanding, scuffing, or adhesive prior to spraying the area ? Thanks again for the information

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Plasti-dip is easy to use and it's pretty stout stuff, but I would be weary about spraying the entire front end and expecting it to hold up. Just sand all of your parts, scuffing to a nice haze, and then lay down some self-etching primer. Make sure it's nice and even and that there are no gouges. Then lay down 4-5 coats of your color, and then the same with clear. Then wet sand, compound, and polish if necessary. It sounds like a lot but it's very simple. I did all of mine using the above about 2 years ago. I'm starting to get chips in the paint and some fading on the front end, but it still looks pretty good for less than $50.

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I used the "Black Shadow" kits by Dupicolor . Basicaly 2 part kit that has a opaque base coat that darkens/blackens the chrome ,depending on how many coats you put on, and a clearcoat protectant. It lookd awsome for about 2 months until the chips started showing up. Acording to my buddy at the bodyshop, the black is ok but the clear is pretty much crap. You cant really lay enough of it on with a can to be effective, I,m going to redo the black then have him clear it with GM clear with the right flex agents and hardness and see how that works,

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Plasti-dip is easy to use and it's pretty stout stuff, but I would be weary about spraying the entire front end and expecting it to hold up. Just sand all of your parts, scuffing to a nice haze, and then lay down some self-etching primer. Make sure it's nice and even and that there are no gouges. Then lay down 4-5 coats of your color, and then the same with clear. Then wet sand, compound, and polish if necessary. It sounds like a lot but it's very simple. I did all of mine using the above about 2 years ago. I'm starting to get chips in the paint and some fading on the front end, but it still looks pretty good for less than $50.

 

 

Thanks Blackout07, my Sierra really doesnt have a lot of chrome on either bumper so I think I'm going to try the Plasti Dip first because I'm not looking for a gloss black.

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I used the "Black Shadow" kits by Dupicolor . Basicaly 2 part kit that has a opaque base coat that darkens/blackens the chrome ,depending on how many coats you put on, and a clearcoat protectant. It lookd awsome for about 2 months until the chips started showing up. Acording to my buddy at the bodyshop, the black is ok but the clear is pretty much crap. You cant really lay enough of it on with a can to be effective, I,m going to redo the black then have him clear it with GM clear with the right flex agents and hardness and see how that works,

 

 

Thanks for the information but like i said I'm looking for the matte flat black look. By the way thats a good looking GSD in your profile pic, is it a working dog or just a pet ? I am a Police K-9 handler and my partner is a Belgian Malinois named Julie.

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That,s Argus, my SCH. ll hardhead and founding sire to my kennel. I laid my last K-9 partner to rest about 7 years ago. He was a geneticaly inferior (we,re talking no lifegaurd at the gene pool whatsoever) Rotti, but he had more heart and drive then any handler could ever ask for. How is your Melinois working out? I,ve seen some pretty good ones, but always seemed a tad hyper? I still train now n then and do some in-house for a couple guys. Good luck with the truck and the job,,

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She is doing great, a bit hyper is a huge understatement lol. She is 20 months old so not only is she super hyper ALL THE TIME but she still has quite a bit of puppy in her. She is an awesome working dog

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