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Old 02-27-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Best way to prep chrome for paint?

As the title says, whats the best way to prep it for paint.
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

I think you just have to scratch it up really good and clean off all the dust

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Old 02-27-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

Wouldn't you just use some fine grit sandpaper on it, then paint it normally? Thats what I'd do.
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

Like resurrection joe said, you'll have to scratch it up, or somehow get the smoothness off of it in order for the paint to stick on properly.
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:06 PM   #5
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

well i work at the largest electroplating plant out there and chances are we chromed what you want to paint!! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif[/img] what we use to buff the parts is a flap wheel, you would what use a flap wheel on your grinder and go over the part, once or twice enuff to take off the chrome but not the nickel that will give you a good serface to paint but have cerosion peretection [img]/forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif[/img]
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:29 PM   #6
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

I just scuffed my bumpers up with a scotch pad...
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:28 PM   #7
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

I'd sandblast it. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Old 02-28-2004, 01:03 AM   #8
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

Metal etcher. You can buy it in a bottle. Wipe on, wife off, wipe down, prime, paint. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Old 02-28-2004, 07:40 AM   #9
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Re: Best way to prep chrome for paint?

...best way is removing old chrome in some electroplating plant......and after that-smooth sandblasting...
I renovate chromed car parts and use sandblasting every day in this cases...
Sorry my english.
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Old 02-28-2004, 09:11 AM   #10
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I'll second the sand blasting!
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