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Painting over chrome O/T

Anybody know a good way to get paint to stick to chrome??
I am making some changes to my motorcycle (1996 Buell Lightning S1), and I want to get rid of the chrome on the handlebars, and the breather. I have painted chrome before...but it just comes right off.
I thought about epoxy paint....but not sure if it would do any better.
Think powder coat would stick to it??? I had to spend that much though!!
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Re: Painting over chrome O/T

I think the only way is to strip the chrome plating off them.


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Re: Painting over chrome O/T

Thats it, strip the chrome off either by acid dip or a wire wheel, good primer, sand, and good paint.
I have used muratic acid (brick cleaning acid) to do the job. Just make sure you wash it read good after the dip.
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Re: Painting over chrome O/T

Isn't there a primer that bonds itself to metal and/or plating? I could be mistaken but I thought there was something designed for that specific purpose.
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Isn't there a primer that bonds itself to metal and/or plating? I could be mistaken but I thought there was something designed for that specific purpose.

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Look for self etching primer

You can also use that stuff that tints chrome &amp; aluminum. It's a baked on epoxy, IIRC. It leaves a shiny, colored finish. From what I understand, its a 2 or 3 part mix, and costs a small fortune.
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Re: Painting over chrome O/T

Well... I've found that sandblasting works purdy good.

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Re: Painting over chrome O/T

I work in a motorcycle shop....so I have some junk parts to try stuff out on before I go to work on mine....I will try everything, and let you know what works best.
Then we can all get rid of that pesky chrome on our Sammys! [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]
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