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Old 12-07-2018, 08:35 AM
IDmike IDmike is offline
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Default WTB: LML bumper

Have SLT bumpers that are chrome, and I would love to upgrade to an aftermarket bumper; however, as I'm also building a home, there is no money to do so.

In an effort to resolve the dilemma of not loving chrome bumpers, but not being able to afford heavy duty aftermarkets, I'm looking for good condition take off Denali bumpers (painted) in Summit White.

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Old 12-07-2018, 09:47 AM
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Contrary to popular belief, chrome can be painted.

I just finish converting the SLT to Denali appearance.
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2015.5 Denali. Dmax Allison / Exergy Sportsman CP3 / WCFab "Y" Bridge with cold air bundle / WCFab 3" downpipe / LB7 up pipe / 4" Flo Pro exhaust / FASS 150 / Sump / AirLift 5000 bags with WirelessOne on board air / B&W Turnover ball / AMP Research power steps.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:19 PM
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Contrary to popular belief, chrome can be painted.

I just finish converting the SLT to Denali appearance.
What process did you use?
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:51 PM
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What he said - that may make the most $en$e as well.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:27 AM
036.6turbo 036.6turbo is offline
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What process did you use?
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What he said - that may make the most $en$e as well.
You have to rough the chrome up a bit, to give the material something to "bite".

1. Clean all surfaces well with dawn dish soap and water. (Obviously dry it well after)

2. Summer time I sand blast the chrome, lightly, just abrade to the surface. Winter time it's too cold to sandblast outside, I use a 6" DA (with a interface pad) and 120 grit pads. Sand the chrome to rough it up. (clean it again)

3. Wipe it down with prep solvent.

4. Apply Bulldog adhesion promoter. https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/kle...gaAtocEALw_wcB

5. Apply Epoxy primer. https://www.matrixsystem.com/export/...480.MP-900.pdf

6. If you have any dents or dings that need repair, do your filler work on top of the epoxy.

7. Apply a 2k primer of your choice, I use Matrix stuff. https://www.matrixsystem.com/export/...tds/MP3-HS.pdf

8. Sand the primer to 600 grit. (clean it again) (Wipe it down with prep solvent again.)

9. Base coat.

10. Clear coat.

I did my 2003 truck this way back in 2008 when I first repainted it, it held up very well over the 11 years I drove it.

All the chrome on my Denali is done this way, even the plastic, 20,000 miles so far, zero issues.

The blue truck I posted above is my son's, we just finished it.
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LBZ / Six speed / EGR Delete / DSP5 with tuning from Idaho Rob @ ATP Trucks / Bilstein 5100s / Air Ride 5000 bags / Merchant Reman Tcase / TNR head unit.

2015.5 Denali. Dmax Allison / Exergy Sportsman CP3 / WCFab "Y" Bridge with cold air bundle / WCFab 3" downpipe / LB7 up pipe / 4" Flo Pro exhaust / FASS 150 / Sump / AirLift 5000 bags with WirelessOne on board air / B&W Turnover ball / AMP Research power steps.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:57 AM
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Thank you for the how-to.
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