Originally Posted by SteveJB
I'm not a fan of the matte black movement but I gotta say, I love Pacomutt's air cleaner. Did you mask off the center or peel it off after it dried. I really suck at masking but I'd love to try this mod.
I masked it off with blue painter's tape. It was the 3/4" wide stuff, so it was harder to get the edge into a circular shape, but it just took a little patience. after spraying and drying, I used a new box cutter blade to lightly score around the tape edge. If you don't do this, the rubberized paint will be lifted from the unmasked areas and you'll be doing it over.
I'm sure that sanding the chrome to rough it up, and then spraying with regular paint would be more durable, but then it would be permanent. I used Plasti-dip so I could remove it if I didn't like it.