bonnie j--------fine sand with sand paper til uniformly dull finish, with 220 wet[its easier]then two part primer your parts. for a lasting paint finish, ----------personally i`ve always bead blasted my hot rod stuff, quicker.
Bob S Street Rods, Kustom Kars,A BSA,Cushmans,H.Shadow ACE, Now a 2004 triumph america . "More than enough!!!!
Re: painting over chrome#54706 05/25/078:57 pm05/25/078:57 pm
I use a bead or media blaster. As mentioned you don't want to remove the chrome just dull it. The plastic beads do the job fine and don't leave the feathery edge where part of the chrome has been removed.
Alan Cleared m out....left only 59 BSA Bantam (Trials) 78 Triumph Bonny (UPS) 02 Suzuki GS500
Re: painting over chrome#54707 05/25/079:00 pm05/25/079:00 pm
I did a chromed BSA tank with sandblast followed by an epoxy direct to metal primer. The rougher and more irregular the base metal is the more surface the paint has to lock on to. After the initial primer coat you can use a high build primer/surfacer and wet sand with 400 to smooth things out if needed before the top coats. Just be sure to use a lint free cloth when you do the final washdown before spraying the first coat of primer or you'll end up with a fuzzy textured paint job. Don't ask me how I know :rolleyes: Having said all that, CommandoRoadsters idea is probably the best and easiest. MikeG
1960 BSA A10 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1957 A10 (Used to be a Triumph here) 71 Norton Commando
Re: painting over chrome#54711 05/26/0711:53 pm05/26/0711:53 pm