i ordered a new grille emblem, now i need to have the grille painted. only one problem, i went to a body shop and the guy told me the chrome can not be painted. is he full of it or do i have to go blow a big wad on a paintable grille.
you just need to scuff the hell out of it, and use a self etching primer. I had a blazer LS grille in my 94'ss, and I painted it tangelo pearl. It held up pretty good, especially considering I lived on a dirt road for a while!!
If your going to be sanding anyway to paint it, try spraying the chrome with easy off oven cleaner. Or spray into a bowl and brush it on. let it sit. Scrub with a brush and it should take most if not all the chrome off....Sounds stupid but it works...
thanks for the help. that is exactly what i wanted to hear! What grit sandpaper should i use though? and if i strip the chrome off will i need to sand it afterwards? anyway thanks again for the help!!!
Should always sand for proper paint adhesion. If you strip the chrome, wipe it down with a clean rag soaked in alcohol, not the kind you drink lol, and wipe it down. Start w 400 and finish w 600. dont want to go to fine or the paint will chip and flake. Primer, sand, primer, sand and if it looks good and smooth, shoot it.