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chrome removal???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jones, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. jones

    jones 1/2 ton status

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    if i decide to go camo'the bumpers will need to go black.paint will peel off chrome,right?maybe scuff it up with a grinder then hit it with self etching primer before the black paint. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gifany ideas?
     
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    Sandblast it.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

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    im not sure if it will peel off easily, but im thinking about trying POR-15's Metal Ready . Perfered Parts north of Ionia sells it. same price as online also.
     
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    A chrome plating company can strip it for you quickly and cheaply.

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    Fred
     
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    Or you could park it in new england for a year--mother nature stripped my chrome off real fast--trouble is,she ate the bumper too!. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
    Seriously,sandblasting is probably the best way to do it yourself,short of sending it out--you will need several coats of primer-surfacer to smooth the rough surface out again.Have you considered powder coating or rhino liner--I know its a little spendy but its very tough. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Have you considered powder coating or rhino liner--I know its a little spendy but its very tough. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]thought about rhino lining or something along those lines.for the bumper as well as for the typical rust problem areas.i'll check the metal-ready out too.thaks guys.
     
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    I just sprayed mine on my tow rig.....looks fine in my opinion, and touchups are easy.
     
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    Battery acid does wonders to Chrome
     
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    Usually use 40 grit 6" disc on a high-torque buffer/polisher/sander. It'll knock the chrome down quick.
     
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    Another option is to get a set of the basic trimline bumpers. The el-cheapo trucks had steel bumpers... I got a set off a CUCV, which were of course 383 OD green, even.

    Might be easier, if not cheaper, than futzing with your chrome ones... and you might sell your existing ones, get a little $$ back.

    -- A
     
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    I like tube bumpers. Fairly easy too make yourself, or local welding can make them for you. Nothing says get the -_-_ out of my way like a old sewer pipe bumper, LOL. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    I just sprayed a decent primer over the chrome,and the camo has held up pretty good so far!
     
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    i used to work for the largest electroplating company, use a flap wheel on the bumper untill the shine is off. That will tack of the chrome but leave the nickel on. I stand behind Red metal primer only grey sucks!!! it dose not cover!!!
     
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    I think dremu may be onto something for ya. Perhaps find someone with a base-options truck that has painted bumpers and offer to trade them. You purty chrome ones for their painted ones. Everybody wins. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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