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I have noticed one of the black strykers on here had the chrome headlight cover, the speedo face and otger various parts painted black. Was tgis a resurfacing job to those parts painting them or do you know something i dont know and can order those parts painted already?
 

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No flaking or chipping here yet. Used a DupliColor Low Gloss Black (DE1634) Engine Enamel. It's rated up to 500 degrees. A friend used the same stuff on his 4WD's skid plate. It's been through the mud, pressure washed several times, and still hasn't flaked at all. The key is to prep the chrome very very well. I used a 600 grit sandpaper, dry sanded, then sprayed with a grease and wax remover, 2 coats of plastic primer with 30 minutes in between coats, 2 light coats of the engine enamel with 15 minutes between coats, then 1 heavier, evenly distributed coat to fill in the gaps. Let it sit overnight too to cure all the way. Don't get antsy! Be patient and let the paint cure. Got all the paint and everything at pepboys for around 20 bucks.

Some other guys have used the gloss black or had it professionally painted. Professionally with a good clear coat would be the most reliable by far but again, if you take the time to prep everything well you shouldn't run into any problems. I'll update if there are any problems, but good to go so far. By the way, had a buddy do some bondo work to the yamaha logo on the right side too. Here's the results.



 

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No flaking or chipping here yet. Used a DupliColor Low Gloss Black (DE1634) Engine Enamel. It's rated up to 500 degrees. A friend used the same stuff on his 4WD's skid plate. It's been through the mud, pressure washed several times, and still hasn't flaked at all. The key is to prep the chrome very very well. I used a 600 grit sandpaper, dry sanded, then sprayed with a grease and wax remover, 2 coats of plastic primer with 30 minutes in between coats, 2 light coats of the engine enamel with 15 minutes between coats, then 1 heavier, evenly distributed coat to fill in the gaps. Let it sit overnight too to cure all the way. Don't get antsy! Be patient and let the paint cure. Got all the paint and everything at pepboys for around 20 bucks.

Some other guys have used the gloss black or had it professionally painted. Professionally with a good clear coat would be the most reliable by far but again, if you take the time to prep everything well you shouldn't run into any problems. I'll update if there are any problems, but good to go so far. By the way, had a buddy do some bondo work to the yamaha logo on the right side too. Here's the results.



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nice work. did you use the same paint on your headlight and other chrome parts?
 

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Definitely on my to do list! I have a 09 Toyota Tundra that came with lots if chrome too and I've painted a lot of it. For the plastic parts, Krylon Fusion is hard to beat. It's made for plastic. The can says that a primer is no required but I've had the best results by using this process:

-do a good job sanding the chrome
-clean the part well with a wax and grease remover, let dry completely
-use adhesion promoter
-then a self etching primer
-then several light coats of paint followed by a thicker wet coat
-clear coat if desired

I'm not a painter or auto body man by any means but I have had good results using this process. Just my .02
 

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I took your advice and added some of my own flare to it... here is some pics if i can get it to work, this pic is of the outline... i taped off the end and had my artsy girlfriend draw the flames then i we used an exacto knife to cut them out.
 

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