View Full Version : Painting chrome emblems

05-02-2006, 07:01 PM
I am hoping to paint the pony in the following emblem black and I was hoping that someone would go over my plan.

I have some spare black AE that I plan to use. Not the best but I have almost a hlaf quart and nothing to do with it. My plan was to slightly rough the surface with either sandpaper or a scothbrite pad. Then very carefullly cut/tape around the emblem with the 3m fine detail tape. Next spray some PPG expoxy for good grip (pretty heavily reduced to keep the details in the emblem) then to spray 1-2 coats of AE. Does this seem like a good course of action or is there something better to use to avoid chipping problems? I'd like to skip the primer step but I don't want the paint to come off the chrome in a short time.

05-02-2006, 08:58 PM
Sounds good. I would just scuff with a red scotch brite, prime and paint. I did that same thing on these emblems except i used basecoat /clearcoat and they are holding up nice. I masked off the chrome and sprayed the background white then pulled the mask and cleared the whole emblem.

05-02-2006, 09:40 PM
is that metallic flake, or orange peel on your paint? Nice truck! I am repainting a 1977 f150 currently.

05-02-2006, 09:57 PM
No its not orange peel. Its the reflection of the House of Kolor Ice Pearl in the clearcoat

05-02-2006, 10:13 PM
Cool, I have never seen any pearl, or flake in white paint before:)

Nice...Does it run as good as it loox?

05-02-2006, 10:24 PM
Yep. We put a supercharger on it and the hood is functional.
Few more pics.