Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Feb 27, 2004.
As the title says, whats the best way to prep it for paint.
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
Wouldn't you just use some fine grit sandpaper on it, then paint it normally? Thats what I'd do.
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.
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
I just scuffed my bumpers up with a scotch pad...
I'd sandblast it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Metal etcher. You can buy it in a bottle. Wipe on, wife off, wipe down, prime, paint. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
...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.
I'll second the sand blasting!
Where are you from Matin? Backtracking your email site it seems Russia and some othe googly language I'm too dense to recognize
I am from Estonia.Located next to Finland,post sovjet country.About 1,2 million peoples...
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.
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