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Best way to prep chrome for paint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    As the title says, whats the best way to prep it for paint.
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

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

    Someone will come along later with a better reply
     
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    Wouldn't you just use some fine grit sandpaper on it, then paint it normally? Thats what I'd do.
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

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    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.
     
  5. darkshadow

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    well i work at the largest electroplating plant out there and chances are we chromed what you want to paint!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif 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 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I just scuffed my bumpers up with a scotch pad...
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'd sandblast it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Metal etcher. You can buy it in a bottle. Wipe on, wife off, wipe down, prime, paint. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. Martin460

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    ...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.
    Martin
     
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    I'll second the sand blasting!
     
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    Where are you from Matin? Backtracking your email site it seems Russia and some othe googly language I'm too dense to recognize
     
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    useing the chrome stripper at a plating plant would work great, but you still would half to rough up the nickel so just start on the chrome and go from there.
     
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    i'll third it, the guy i got my truck from just scuffed it and the paint is flaking off. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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