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Q: I’m working on a 1968 Dodge Charger and want to black out the center of its grille. I tried painting the chrome, but you know how that turned out. Is there a way to remove chrome in just that one spot? Thanks.

-Larry Whitehurst
Macon, Ga.
via email


Ken: That’s a pretty big area, which doesn’t leave much chrome left uncovered. The best and least messy thing would be to strip the chrome off the entire bumper, paint the whole thing black, mask-out the grill and spray the outer ring with Alcad II or Molotow Liquid Chrome, both of which adhere well to a black base.
Molotow (see April 2018 issue, p. 26) is very forgiving and, since it’s self-leveling, can actually be carefully brushed on and still look good. If you don’t have either, Model Master’s aluminum or stainless steel spray chrome would work in a pinch.

Grille Update From Larry: I’m going to try Spaz-Stick’s Ultimate Chrome. Have you used it?

Update from Ken: No, but please let us know how it works for you!


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