post #1 of Old 12-11-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Painting over chrome plastic?

I've had my Cherokee now for all of about 2 hours and I'm already thinking of stuff to do to it.
First thing I want to do is paint the chrome JEEP logos and front chrome grill accents black.
What's the best way to do this that it won't:
A - chip off in a month
b - look cheap

I know painting over this chrome plastic crap can be tricky. Should I blast it down to bare plastic and go from there or is there anything out there that will be a solid primer over chrome?

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post #2 of Old 12-11-2013, 08:32 PM
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Plasti dip, look it up, comes in a spray can.
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post #3 of Old 12-11-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Plasti dip, look it up, comes in a spray can.
I always hear mixed stuff on the durability. Some people tell me it sucks and some people swear by it.
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post #4 of Old 12-11-2013, 08:44 PM
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I have a friend with it on his JKUR emblems, its held up well for the last few years. the top of the triple tree on my bike is also done in it, still looks like it did the day i sprayed it. Like with anything prep goes along way, but plasti dip is pretty forgiving, and if you screw up it just peals right off, no marks, no residue.
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post #5 of Old 12-11-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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I have a friend with it on his JKUR emblems, its held up well for the last few years. the top of the triple tree on my bike is also done in it, still looks like it did the day i sprayed it. Like with anything prep goes along way, but plasti dip is pretty forgiving, and if you screw up it just peals right off, no marks, no residue.
Nice so is the prep work like painting? Do you sand it as well or just make sure it's really clean?
Also, when cleaning your vehicle and all, you won't damage it/peel it?
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post #6 of Old 12-11-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Nevermind. Watched some videos. Seems you just make sure the area is really clean and dry and you're good to go.
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post #7 of Old 12-20-2013, 07:39 PM
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painted my badges in my KJ well over a year ago and there still pretty decent plasti-dip is good
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