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Old 01-15-2011, 12:59 AM
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While washing the mag chloride off my '06 Durango today, I noticed the "chrome" was bubbling on the grill. Any recommendations on either replacing the grill or otherwise fixing this?

I think I can get it replaced under warranty (have 2 months before 5 years is up), but have to find out about that. I will be taking my D into service in a couple of weeks to have the fuel system/tank tested (fueling overspill issue), and will find out then if warranty will cover it.

But, if warranty doesn't cover it, I just want to find out what options I have. If it's not expensive, and I can get a better grill, I'd opt to pay for a decent one and replace it myself.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:25 AM
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It is just Chrome plated plastic. Just replace it. Unbolt, replace, rebolt. Under warranty is even better.

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Putco has aftermarket grilles that are polished aluminum:

http://www.putcosales.com/?gclid=CKe...FYSK4AodhT5eHQ

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Thank you for the information, IndyDurango and fascistfaction. Sounds like it is an easy thing to do myself if I have to. Hopefully, warranty will take care of this.

Thanks, again!
 
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My 07 has the same issue. I think it's from sand/gravel creating small holes and then it just forms bubbles. I found a replacement outer shell for $200. For now I'm leaving it and will probably strip the "chrome" and paint it to match the truck.
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:52 AM
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Don't "Strip" it, just buff it up so primer sticks, prime and paint. Done.

Even us guys with painted grilles get the same road debris chips. Sux.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:28 PM
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I'd be fine with debris chips, but the "chrome" (or whatever it is) is actually bubbling. Looks terrible, and dealer said it would cost $465 to replace (not covered by warranty, which I actually knew). Needless to say, I'll be replacing it myself.

Any recommendations on a brand or place to buy a new one? Putco doesn't make one for Durango's. Or, would it be just easier to peel the chrome off and paint it?
 

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:28 AM
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You can find chrome Gen1 grilles on eBay all the time. Check there for the Gen2

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:12 AM
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You can find chrome Gen1 grilles on eBay all the time. Check there for the Gen2

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Yep, thanks for the tip again. Bought a replacement shell for less than $80 shipped.
 
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And for the price, you can replace it annually if need be!
 

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