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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Tips and instructions for painting over chrome

I am purchasing steps for my KK. They are unfortunately chrome. What would be the process for a permanent paint solution? I am thinking bed liner type paint. Any recommendations for prep and products to use? Thanks in advance.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Plasti-dip with pumice as grit to provide traction. There are youtube videos on how to layer it properly to provide grip.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Plasti-dip with pumice as grit to provide traction. There are youtube videos on how to layer it properly to provide grip.
I'm not sure I want Plastidip there. I am wanting a permanent solution. I will not be changing my mind on color.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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Jeepers and plastidip. A match made in heaven (hell). LoL

I think you're on the right track with the bed liner idea. Just rough up the texture first, as usual.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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From what I have read online, it appears there will be a lot of sanding in my future.
Well, I will have a week to play while the family is in Disney.

Can anyone recommend a primer and bed liner paint? Do I want to use an etching primer after sanding or a regular primer? Any bed liner paint better than others? Help appreciated.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #6
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Your most permanent solution would be to take them to a metal plater and have them de-chromed before trying to paint them.
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