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The chrome grill and headlights are not plastic.

tweakedlogic

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Well, they are mostly plastic. But the chrome is actually over a really thin layer of copper.
Neat! I wish i had known that before I started preping them for black paint. Tore right through the copper in a small spot. It was really slow @ work today, so I scuffed up the front bumper, grill and headlights with a Roloc disc. Then etched, primed and painted flat black. Installed a set of clear lenses i bought in April of 03!
Other than the place I tore through, it all looks really good. Didn't get pics yet. I'll do that tomorrow.
 



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im thinking of doing the same to mine , mainly cause im going all black everything when im done
 






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I can tell ya they are too plastic, and whatever ya do, don't try powder coating one.

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I can tell ya they are too plastic, and whatever ya do, don't try powder coating one.

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Ouch , too much heat for a grille that sucks , the black looks good too !
 






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Nooooooo! Please say that wasn't Snowball's grille!!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!! :D
 












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:D
 






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I can tell ya they are too plastic, and whatever ya do, don't try powder coating one.

Ouch man. That's twisted.









Pun intended.

Mine was plastic covered with copper and then chromed.
 






tweakedlogic

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Truck's got road salt all over it.

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hear you can see where I went through the chrome and copper.

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I wish I knew how to make those images smaller.
 






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looks sick dude. where'd you get your clear lights?
 






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I bought them from ebay in 03. I'm sure you can still find them.
 






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