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So i am about to do more painting just like the title says. I currently am running just the upper pad and lower valanve painted white, with the bumper chrome and border around the grill chrome. I wanna get rid of that chrome and go all white..... Im going to get a new bumper since mine has a ding in it that shows when the light hits it right (drives me nuts no one else notices it). I would also like to do the 1500 cap instead of my hd cap, think it looks tougher. But i cant seem to locate the thread stating what has to be done to lift the bumper.......
Ok now the questions. the ss trucks have the border painted around the grill. on the hd's it is painted under the headlights with chrome in the middle. Do they sell a grill thats primered so i can paint it all besides the web mesh white? Trying to eliminate all the chrome minus the esky handles and wheels......
Here is a ss with the grill painted...
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3726/381/21812690114_large.jpg
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http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t330/2000silveradoz71/DSCF0280.jpg?t=1306455409
http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t330/2000silveradoz71/DSCF0278.jpg?t=1306455409
 

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Just my opinion, but I think your truck would be perfect if you get rid of those black turn signal covers. I think an ALL white scheme on your truck would be too much white.
 

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I run the turn signal covers mainly bc the aftermarket lights i have turned goldish inside instead of crystal smoked chrome. And i understand what your saying as both ways dont look bad, but imn ready for a new look and in pictures the chrome grill and bumper looks outta place to me. so its getting done somehow
 

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How about just painting the grille and leaving the bumper chrome? I think that would break up all the white and still look good
 

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Thats the intentions. Mainly want the grill white. i have a small ding in the bumper and if i grab up another ima paint it and see how i like it. The grill is getting done asap though. Soon as i finish these turbos up
 

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just scotchbright the chrome and paint over it. there were some thread about guys that peeled the chrome off to paint the plastic but that seems like a lot of work
 

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The body shop used an etching primer directly over top of the chrome on mine and it came out great.
 
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