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Painting Chrome trim to black gloss

Has anyone painted the chrome trim on the grills, side fenders, rear emblem and door strips. I know a lot of guys have wrapped in vinyl, but I kind of like the idea of a black gloss paint finish?

For those who have, how has it held up? I think Iíve got the process down, so essentially; sand, de grease, primer (3 coats), wet sand (between coats), paint (3 coats), wet sand, clear coat (3 coats), polish/wax.

Any recommendations on what paint to use, tips on getting a good finish?

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Has anyone painted the chrome trim on the grills, side fenders, rear emblem and door strips. I know a lot of guys have wrapped in vinyl, but I kind of like the idea of a black gloss paint finish?

For those who have, how has it held up? I think I’ve got the process down, so essentially; sand, de grease, primer (3 coats), wet sand (between coats), paint (3 coats), wet sand, clear coat (3 coats), polish/wax.

Any recommendations on what paint to use, tips on getting a good finish?

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Just painted my M6 side markers in gloss black. Doing well so far but no long term result yet. 4 light layers of black gloss and 3 light layers of clear and one heavy coat.
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Just painted my M6 side markers in gloss black. Doing well so far but no long term result yet. 4 light layers of black gloss and 3 light layers of clear and one heavy coat.
Nice work, looks good. What type of spray paint did you use?
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Just painted my M6 side markers in gloss black. Doing well so far but no long term result yet. 4 light layers of black gloss and 3 light layers of clear and one heavy coat.
Nice work, looks good. What type of spray paint did you use?
I taped off the areas I didn't want to get paint on, lightly sanded with 800grit, cleaned, used rustoleum enamel with light coats until smooth, then did light top coats with a heavier duty clear (rim enamel clear) and one final heavier coat of clear and let it sit for 48 hours.
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I did my front grilles a while ago. Waste of time. Stone chips everywhere. rubbed down, 3 layers undercoat, 4 layers black gloss, 4 layers lacquer.

Front end gets too much of a battering, not helped with current weather and all the grit on the roads. Will be fine elsewhere on the car I suspect
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