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Old 09-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #1139
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I used the shadow chrome on the grille and i used red valspar plastic paint with 6 coats of clear on each... i have had this for 4 months now and you can see all the chips in the paint... looking to do plasti dip on the black as i hope it may hold up better
I've painted my grill a total of 5 times now, and I can say with 100% certainty that the reason your grill is chipping is because the shadow chrome doesn't have very good adhesion to your substrate. The moment I put on primer/adhesion promoter, I stopped getting chips. Plasti Dip will work just as well, but if you want to use a gloss paint, just use some primer first!
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