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Chrome work

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hammermachine, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. hammermachine

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    Is it possible to paint over chrome bumbers and rims? My project K5 needs chrome work on the bumbers and my daliy driver has pitted rims from the damn winter salt frenzy. Any advice?
     
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    I have a set of bumpers in v good condition off an 1987 that I would be willing to give you in exchange for bringing me some parts from Ringoes Nj. Could meet you half way in PA if your interested?
     
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    Did You Put A Link To Sportcopactcarweb.com Up? ...evil!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Sorry I googled it and didn't even look at where it was hosted. Now I know why there are only two posts after mine. ;) lol

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    Man am I sorry for the link guys, always remember to keep your computer clean of that crap, a clean computer is a happy computer. Internet/hardware safety 101

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    Ok but really you can do it it just takes some prep work. Clean everything thoroughly. Then take coarse sand paper work it all over the surface and gradually step it up to finer and finer grit. Then use a quality primer, then color, YAY!
     
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    i understand, i'm starting a four wheel drive fab shop and i'm building a 32 ford hiboy for a customer that's full of chrome...ugh.
     
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    Easiest way to deal with chrome is to take it to a plater and have them strip it. Typical bumper chrome is first a layer of copper (which they use like bondo - to smooth out the part), then nickel (for the color), and finally the chrome (to keep the nickel from corroding).
    When I built a BMX bike form my nephew I had only the chrome stripped. That left the scouffed up nickel for the powdercoat to stick to.
     

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