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Hi everyone! I’m trying to paint the chrome trim around my front grill. But, I can’t find any info anywhere on how to remove the chrome trim!! Can anyone help me out with!?!? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi everyone! I’m trying to paint the chrome trim around my front grill. But, I can’t find any info anywhere on how to remove the chrome trim!! Can anyone help me out with!?!? Thanks in advance!
Welcome Aboard!:welcome:

You might want to consider taping it off and plastidipping it for now.

Don't forget to introduce yourself and your Cruze here.
 

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Hi everyone! I’m trying to paint the chrome trim around my front grill. But, I can’t find any info anywhere on how to remove the chrome trim!! Can anyone help me out with!?!? Thanks in advance!
Welcome Aboard!<img src="http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/images/smilies/welcome.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Welcome" class="inlineimg" />

You might want to consider taping it off and plastidipping it for now.

Don't forget to introduce yourself and your Cruze here.
I did. Twice. Didn’t turn out well lol
 

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Or spray lighter coats so you don't close the gap with paint, if possible.
 

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Or spray lighter coats so you don't close the gap with paint, if possible.
Yeah I’ll try that! That was my issue. The gap underneath the chrome lip on the bottom grill is where it kept peeling!! The top lip, no issue
 

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Yeah I’ll try that! That was my issue. The gap underneath the chrome lip on the bottom grill is where it kept peeling!! The top lip, no issue
I accidentally went too thick on my first attempt on the Volt's front bowtie, and it ended up peeling off the PlastiDip on the bowtie. I did it again, but made sure I kept it lighter, like I normally do, and it was great.
 

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Yeah I’ll try that! That was my issue. The gap underneath the chrome lip on the bottom grill is where it kept peeling!! The top lip, no issue
I accidentally went too thick on my first attempt on the Volt's front bowtie, and it ended up peeling off the PlastiDip on the bowtie. I did it again, but made sure I kept it lighter, like I normally do, and it was great.
Awesome! Thanks! I had no issues with the bow tie and emblems but the **** grill lol. I’ll post pics after!!
 

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I get this is an older post, but instead of plasti-dip, try Duracote, it’s a fire arm finish, and it’s super durable. It’s not removable like plasti-dip, but it’s glossy like real paint, holds up very good against rock chips and other road related stuff. I’ve used it on all my chrome trim pieces on all my cars. ZL1, Cruze, Blazer, even on my Harley’s. No rock chips on the forks of my bike 2 years later. I even coated a chrome bumper on a pickup and it hasn’t chipped or peeled yet. It comes in an aerosol can, but it’s a 2 part system and once it’s mixed it’s only good for a few days. Comes in many different colors and sheens, you can even get it in a bottle and spray through an air brush. Prep is easy, they sell a no sand prep solution and that’s what I used in the chrome. Highly recommend it, it’s a bit expensive like $25 for a rattle cam off of Amazon, but well worth it for the end results. You can have it glossy just like the finish of your paint. I’ve never liked the plasti-dip never glossy enough, and for the dumb chrome keyless lock buttons plasti-dip wouldn’t turn out good nor would a wrap
 
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