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Old 03-24-2012, 08:32 AM
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Duplicolor Shadow black chrome - smoked or blacked out badges

So I'm in the process of transforming anything with a chrome look, to something more dark. The factory running boards are gone, chrome handles in the trash, and this week it was the badges.

I used Duplicolor's Shadow tint and clear combo.
Link: Dupli-Color :: Shadow


Overall I'm pretty pleased. My end result leaves a bit of contrast between the black lettering and what was chrome. The finish is "matte" but as you go darker this appearance goes away. Just thought I'd share this with you guys in case you were looking for a way to blacken any of your chrome...FYI black badges do not exist for our model years. That's why I tried the paint.
BEFORE (only pic I had really)

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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That looks really nice. I assume you took the emblems off to paint them?
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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Oh man is that the paint stuff at Advance auto that comes with both cans?

I like this might be something I have to do.
 
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Originally Posted by PirateFX4 View Post
That looks really nice. I assume you took the emblems off to paint them?
Actually...no.
3" wide 3M painters tape layed 2 widths wide all around the emblems and a paper box from the office that I cut a small portion of the bottom out of to contain the overspray.

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Oh man is that the paint stuff at Advance auto that comes with both cans?

I like this might be something I have to do.
Yep Drew. Picked it up at the new O'Reillys on Glenside for about $18. Only prep I did was a thorough cleaning with rubbing alcohol.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:53 AM
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I like the truck without the chrome handles on it.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:04 AM
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Me too Drew. Much cleaner without them. Im contemplating using the Shadow on the chrome grille...but that's a much larger undertaking that would require me removing it from the truck. Cannot contain that much overspray.
 
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Looks good Chandler, are you planning on doing the ford emblems also. I think that would really finish off the look
 
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Looking good
Soon the Blue Ox will be true blue.
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got the pads on 2 weeks ago so far I'm happy after 500 miles can't see dust but its light grey when you run finger over it. thanks for the tip on them.
 
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Looks good Chandler, are you planning on doing the ford emblems also. I think that would really finish off the look
Thanks Dano. Not sure about the Oval just yet. The thought has crossed my mind though.

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Soon the Blue Ox will be true blue.
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got the pads on 2 weeks ago so far I'm happy after 500 miles can't see dust but its light grey when you run finger over it. thanks for the tip on them.
Great about the pads! Im really happy with mine.
 
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Looks great CD, I used the VHT Night Shades to do the tail lights and all the lenses on my Mustang, looks good too, tints them a bit,
why dont you take the dealer sticker off now, would look better.......
 
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The dealer is a good family friend. It'll stay

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This is meant to be funny, maybe tint the dealer sticker, or put it in a better place, G....
 
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Hahahaha that is funny. Tinting the sticker is an option...moving it is not as it'll be worthless once it comes off.
 
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Pretty cool. Not my cup of tea, but I need some chrome too offset all of the black I have on mine. As much as I would have loved to go with the murdered out look on my truck, I think it would have been too much. Plus, there always seems to be some kind of negative stereotype associated with murdered out trucks lol. Anyway, I do like it on your truck, just not on mine.
 
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Hahahaha that is funny. Tinting the sticker is an option...moving it is not as it'll be worthless once it comes off.
I cant tell if your serious or not but you could ask for another sticker if you wanted to move it to somewhere else, G
 

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