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Old 09 Feb 2003, 11:37 pm
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Can somebody who understands these things better than me tell me why chrome paint on my black grill wouldn't work to give the effect of a chrome grill rather than buying that plastic stuff?

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Old 10 Feb 2003, 01:08 am
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Chrome paint isn't as reflective (shiny) as the plastic. The plastic has a type of chrome mylar embedded in a clear cover. This cover is tough and resists rock chips. If you get a plastic that is UV resistant, it doesn't yellow easily. DIY recommends paint the ends with clear nail polish. This is basically lacquer that's not UV protected. I just got a roll of TRIM-GARD 5/16" L- shaped door edge guard (NE01-50) to use on the grill and around the side glass. Put it on last spring, live in Texas, and had no problems except for nail polish.

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Old 10 Feb 2003, 02:17 am
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Chrome paint is a myth all it is, is shiney silver and not that shiney to boot

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Old 12 Feb 2003, 05:56 pm
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chrome paint wouldn't look good at all

Edited by - bobs turbo pt on 02/12/2003 15:56:31
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