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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 12:33 AM
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Painting chrome

is there anyway to paint chrome, i really can't think of any ways that will stick to it, but i mean with out taking it off, like painting chrome rims.. thanks!

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Re: Painting chrome

$0.02, I think you have to get them sand blasted. Unless you have a sandblaster it might be cheeper to buy white ones and just paint them. I have white spoke wagon wheels and I don't think it's feasable to have them blasted. You might try checking out a street rod bbs, I think there is a monochromatic paint scheme that some rodders like where they paint everything, including bumpers that were once chrome. Good Luck.

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Re: Painting chrome

Sand blasting is the only way I know to make paint stay on chrome and as was said it's usually "fairly" expensive unless you know someone. White wagons are pretty cheap these days. I did see a tech tip to help keep them from rusting down in the crack where they always do. After you get them cleaned up (or new) and primered run a bead of silicone in the groove all the way around. Seemed to work for me.


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