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Old 09-24-2018, 05:17 AM   #1
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Things I learned from painting my bezels ... Tips

Using a trim tool makes the job easier.

Pop out the bottoms first, the tops slip out easily after that.

SAND DOWN the plastic "chrome" with a fine sandpaper BEFORE painting. (I didn't)

DON'T paint the tabs, tape them off ... paint on the tabs makes them harder to reinstall. (Ask me how I know)

Use a "plastic friendly" paint ... KRYLON Fuzion* works great.

TAKE YOUR TIME PAINTING ... several light coats are better than fewer heavy ones. (I didn't, I got over-excited and rushed the job - now I'm probably going to have to pull them again, sand them and repaint them)

Make sure it's not too cold out. (It was a bit chilly out when I did mine)
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:04 PM   #2
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I didn't do any sanding to the chrome, just cleaned it with alcohol. I used CGM paint from Automotivetouchup.com.





It's been 7 years now. I did notice some chips in the top corners this summer that I blame on the new bumper install, but the chrome isn't showing and I would need a new can of spray, so I've been putting it off.


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Image was captured just after a 2 week road trip.
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:18 AM   #3
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We have these bezels available, they matte black plastic so no painting.
https://www.screamingchicken.com/pro...ht-bezels.html
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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We have these bezels available, they matte black plastic so no painting.
https://www.screamingchicken.com/pro...ht-bezels.html
I know ... but I'm (my wife) is really cheap
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