Clean them well with soap and water or glass cleaner, scuff em with 320 grit or a red scotchbrite pad, clean again with glass cleaner. I use a wax and grease remover as a final cleaning, then use a good quality satin black like Rustolem or Krylon if you choose a rattle can.
sure i can. and i can take the 2 minutes to take them off once they chip after a few thousand miles and repaint them with the same spraycans i have. lol. ive done this many times with front grilles and trims but never with chrome.
I just painted mine over the weekend.
I only had 220 grit and 320 grit available at the time.
I started out by taking some 2+2 and sprayed down the bezels due to the fact i havent washed the jeep in months...then just went to town with the 220, and then the 320 after it. Make sure everything is nice and scuffed up before priming anything. Gave them a quick wash down with cold water, then I used sandable primer from plastikote, gave both of em 1 coat let it dry and followed up with 1 coat of krylon fusion ultra flat olive green (or whichever color you prefer, black is what you said)
Let em dry and reinstall!!
i did mine this past weekend also. washed them, sanded with 320, washed them, then i used a self etching primer found in automotive dept. , flat black paint and flat clear coat. as i was told by a few differnet local autobody shops
Blacking out the headlight rings seems popular,but has anyone painted them body color. Wonder if that would look good? And, yes, I realize that would be a lot more expensive of a way to do it, but just throwing it out there.