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Has anyone dechromed metal bumpers the right way?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by TunaDr, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    TunaDr

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    I talked with a body shop about painting my chrome bumpers to match paint color on 2nd gen tundra and he said it would have to be sandblast first before he can paint them which he doesn't do himself and doesn't know what it would cost to get them blasted.
    1. Can anyone confirm it needs to be sandblasted first?
    2. How much would something like that run?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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  3. Feb 17, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    Spaceiscool

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    Sandblast or sand them, yes you would need to. I would just get an orbital sander use 120 grit to get the chrome off, then 220, and up to 800 or 1000 grit. But thats just me and im cheap lol.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    I've thought about doing the same thing on my Gen 2 SSM. Blacked out bumpers and grill surround looks a little too heavy on the SSM in my opinion. Let us know if you end up doing it!
     
  5. Feb 19, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    Yes I had mine done in Line-X Premium. It is alot more durable than paint and more truck "aggressive" looking. I recently had my Bushwacker flares done to match. I can take fresh pics in the morning.
     
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    Yes.. my guys sandblast and paint it.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    i sandblasted and painted mines. IMO the best way to do it. you could use a sander, just make sure you cut through all the chrome. just scuffing the chrome doesnt seem to produce long lasting results from what ive read
     
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    I'm getting rear bumper, front bumper (upper and lower) and new grill all painted for $450. shop is going to get me a quote to sandblast the bumpers for me tomorrow from another shop near by him.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:46 AM
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    You can DIY with a solution of hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid) and peroxide.

    3:1 (3 parts of hydrogen peroxide, 1 part hydrochloric/muriatic acid)

    It’ll take several gallons in a bin large enough to soak the parts in. Let it soak for several hours until the chrome comes off.

    Search the forum - there’s posts on using this.

    And now for the warnings:

    Muriatic acid is highly corrosive. Wear safety googles & rubber gloves.

    ALWAYS POUR/ADD ACID INTO WATER - NEVER POUR WATER INTO ACID.
    First fill the container with hydrogen peroxide and THEN add muriatic acid. (Unless you want to explode. In that case, go ahead and pour water into acid.)
     
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    Has anyone on this forum done this with success? How hard is it to acquire the hydrochloric acid?
     
  11. Feb 20, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Sandblast and paint. I've done it and it came out great.
     
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    They have - though I don't know who. Do a search for it.

    You can get it from Tractor Supply. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/search/muriatic acid
     
  13. Feb 20, 2020 at 9:10 PM
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    what did you end up paying?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    I have used muriatic acid to clean rusty parts and strip chrome from smaller pieces, but never anything as large as a bumper or bumper ends. Muriatic acid is commonly used for cleaning stains off masonry. Unless the rules or liability concerns have changed, muriatic acid has historically has been available where masonry materials are purchased.
     
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    Buy the bumper covers from ecoological highly reccomended
     
  16. Feb 21, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    Not bad! Kinda expensive. Do you know of anywhere to get a promotional offer or discount?
     
  17. Feb 21, 2020 at 7:02 AM
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    They had a group buy not to long ago search the thread I got the front covers for about $150 cheaper then painting I'm sure
     
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  19. Feb 22, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    Line x and chrome is gone...IMG-20191128-WA0005.jpg
     
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    Paid $20 to sandblast front bumper end caps and $650 to paint the end caps, bulge, and grill.
     
  21. Jun 29, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Hey, do you have a picture with the caps installed?
     

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