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Old 06-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #2141
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If anyone is looking to paint match something to the sterling gray you can use 6-8 coats of plastidip smoke and 4-5 coats of glossifier on chrome pieces and its almost spot on.
Nice, i have 2-3 on my badges and it gave the chrome a brushed aluminum look which i kinda like but may shoot a couple more coats to see if i like it.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #2142
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Interesting. Would be curious how this looks on a bigger piece though. Most of use would do our grill surround or bumpers for sure. Glossifier feedback out there seems to be mixed.
I'd be really careful on the larger pieces cause the smoked plastidip can get a little splotchy if you don't do it right. The bumper could look like the hammered spray paint you can get if you aren't careful. I did the chrome trim pieces on my mud flaps and they kinda turned out that way because i put too many coats on too fast and was spraying too close. The next thing I might try is putting a few of the gray coats on first then add the smoke over top of it to see if that helps. Worst thing that happens is you use a can or two of it then have to peel it off!
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:55 PM   #2143
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Nice, i have 2-3 on my badges and it gave the chrome a brushed aluminum look which i kinda like but may shoot a couple more coats to see if i like it.
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I saw that too when I was adding coats. I told a coworker who has a platinum that he might want to try that cause it'll just about match his grille.
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I'd be really careful on the larger pieces cause the smoked plastidip can get a little splotchy if you don't do it right. The bumper could look like the hammered spray paint you can get if you aren't careful. I did the chrome trim pieces on my mud flaps and they kinda turned out that way because i put too many coats on too fast and was spraying too close. The next thing I might try is putting a few of the gray coats on first then add the smoke over top of it to see if that helps. Worst thing that happens is you use a can or two of it then have to peel it off!

Yes this is true, I did my bumpers and grill surround last year. The first few coats went on well but the more coats I did, the more apparent the splotchiness became. And you need a lot of coats, I did at least 6-7 before I ran out of PD and it still wasn't dark enough.
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@Andrade those after market heads or is just the pic? I've been contemplating the clear cornered headlights on ebay.
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@Andrade those after market heads or is just the pic? I've been contemplating the clear cornered headlights on ebay.
Stock headlights but modified.. It was a pain! Click the image to open in full size.
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