How to Paint Chrome Black


Okay guys, remember I was telling you that
we were going to take our grille shell, where we going do some chrome blacking on it. We
have Dupli color shadow and what this is, it is a three step process that allows us
to black out our chrome grille shell. It also will still give it a kind of a black chrome
kind of look. What we have is the three steps, the first thing you want to do is you want
to clean it real good. Get all the grease, oil, road grime, wax all that kind of stuff
off of it. And then what we do is we take our base coat which is in the can with the
silver lid on it. What we want to do is just make sure we shake
the can up real good. What we’re going to do is, we’re going to spray this on the grille.
As you guys can see we got couple of coats on the grille here already. You spray on a coat, let it set for 20 minutes.
Every time you spray a coat on, the darker it gets. Once you get it to the darkness that
you want on here, then you can quit spraying your base coat on and at that time you’re
going to spray the clear on and do the same thing with it, about three coats of the clear
on it and let it dry for like 20 minutes in between each coat. And then, once you put
your final coat on, wait about an hour. This’ll be ready to handle and we can put our grille
insert in this and get it back on the truck and it’s going to look really awesome on the
front of our truck with all the black on the truck. We got our shadow blacking sprayed on to our
grille shell. Now, next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to spray it with some
clear coat and what the clear coat is going to do, it’s going to help protect the blacking
that we put on so that it doesn’t rub off, doesn’t come off in car washes or driving
the truck in the rain, what have you and just kind of help to seal it. So, we’re going to spray that on and what
we do with that is we put on one coat, wait 20 minutes. Put on another coat, wait 20 minutes.
Put on another coat and wait 20 minutes and then we put on a heavy coat and then we’ll
wait another 20 minutes and then put on another heavy coat, let that dry for like an hour. By then, once we let it dry for an hour we’ll
be able to handle this grille shell and we can put our grille into it or whatever we’re
going to do with this. We got our shadow blacking on to our grille. So, the next thing we’re
going to do is we’re going to start spraying with clear coat to help protect and seal it.
What we’re going to do is, we’re going to spray two coat and leave 20 minutes in between
each coat, let it dry. And then we’re going to spray a heavy coat, leave 20 minutes in
between that one and then our last heavy coat we’re going to spray on and then we’re going
to let it dry for an hour and then we’ll be ready to do whatever it is we want to do with
this grille shell. So, let’s get this first coat on here and start letting this thing
dry. We’ve got our final coat of clear coat on
our grille shell. It’s all dry and ready to go. So at this point if you were doing this
on side chrome or whatever, you’d be all done and everything would be set ready. So, there
you go guys, that’s how quick, easy and simple it is to change your chrome to black on your
truck. So remember guys, until next time, Happy Motoring.