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painting over chrome #54703
05/25/07 8:11 pm
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when i was young and silly, i had lotsa bits on my trumpy chromed ...

now i wish to paint them black. i want to know if i need to have them sandblasted, or can i just sand them with emery cloth until the shiney has gone


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Re: painting over chrome #54704
05/25/07 8:33 pm
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I've always heard to let them sit in vinegar for awhile. The mild acid will etch the surface and paint will adhere just fine.

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Re: painting over chrome #54705
05/25/07 8:41 pm
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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
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Re: painting over chrome #54706
05/25/07 8:57 pm
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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.


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Re: painting over chrome #54707
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balsamic or red wine ??? wink


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I've always heard to let them sit in vinegar for awhile. The mild acid will etch the surface and paint will adhere just fine.

bigt


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Re: painting over chrome #54708
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theres nothing shy of acid or rust to remove chrome,


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Re: painting over chrome #54709
05/25/07 11:37 pm
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There's always the self etching primer option.

Have you thought of swapping? I'm sure some of the choppy guys would trade their dull stuff,and some jack,for your shiny bits!
Cheers
Bruce

Re: painting over chrome #54710
05/26/07 11:59 am
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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.
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Re: painting over chrome #54711
05/26/07 11:53 pm
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Your chrome shop should be able to de-chrome the parts at a reasonable cost. Better option than trying to remove it physically.


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Re: painting over chrome #54712
05/27/07 7:33 am
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thanx guys, especially mr FR. got alot of stuff at the sand blaster's atm, so far the bits that have come back are all good


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