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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Painted the chrome panel on tank

Was wondering if anyone has painted the chrome piece on the top of the tank that is around the speedometer? If so any tips, as far as prep & what paint was used?

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I have considered using black Plasti-dip on mine. I used it on the straps of my windshield last season, and used something similar from Rustoleum, called Flexi-dip, on the wheels of my Wrangler. I like the idea of being able to remove it if I change my mind. The stuff also protects and inhibits rust. Just a thought. - But if you want a cheap spray can that's permanent, I recommend the Rustoleum spray cans. Coverage is wider and smoother than Krylon, IMO.

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1. lightly buff the part with 500 wet/dry paper
2. wipe part with acetone.
3. put two or three coats of self-etching primer
4. lightly buff primer with 500 or finer, wipe with tack cloth
5. paint
6. clear coat.
All this comes in a rattle-can, you can use the spurge's with wet/dry on them and this will give you a good paint diy job.
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Excellent directions from farmalldanzil here.

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plasti dip

I like the idea of plasti dip, I'll pick up a can or two & hit the speedo part & the coil cover while I'm at it.

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Just Plasti-dipped mine this weekend.
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Looks great

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Dumb question, on the 2012 does the chrome trim come off the tank just by removing the one screw on the top & sliding it forward. Or are there other screws hiding?

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Is that chrome plated piece metal or plastic?

only reason I ask, if its plastic I would not wipe it with acetone.
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Dumb question, on the 2012 does the chrome trim come off the tank just by removing the one screw on the top & sliding it forward. Or are there other screws hiding?
there are two screws in front of the speedo, and one behind it
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