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i want to strip the crome off my wheels and bumper and paint it black!

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Just wheel it!! The chrome will be gone in no time!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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the crome is stubborn. it looks like shiznit!
i hate cleaning and polishing it. once a year project to get all the crappy rust off.

black paint would look a lot better! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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what about that spray on paint remover?

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We strip chrome with a mixture of NaOH (or any base) and Hydrogen peroxide. "Liquid Plumr" or any drain clearing material will be a strong enough base, but we use 30% peroxide and 3% is what the grocery store sells so it might not be strong enough. You could try it and see, but it might cost more than a new bumper and rims to buy enough of the chemicals. Don't let the stuff get around Aluminum for too long, or it will eat it.
 

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I work at Sherwin-Williams and we sell this stuff called Peel Away. It is supposed to take off like 30+ layers of paint. Migt try that, but I will guarantee that Muriatic Acid is A TON cheaper if it works. The Peel Away is like $70 a gallon, but it comes with some tools and shit I think. Try the acid first though.
 

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All you need to do is "etch" the chrome, Buy one of those cheap sandblasters from HF and just blast it to rough it up. prime and paint. I had a chrome MC frame and this is what I did to it and the paint held up fine.
 

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Sandblast it. Or if you really have a lot of time on your hands, sand it off by hand or with a sander. Use a wire brush for those tight corners. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Or you could always find a $40 set of used painted steel wheels, and repaint them. Might be better than spending a lot of time prepping the chrome. That's what I'd do, although, I work for a living, so I do not have time to dink around with chrome removal! I'd rather spend my time welding!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I would try the metal prep stuff from JASCO, sold at Lowes or Home Depot.
 

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Isn't chroming a chemical process? I understand it's a coating but not only that I think it changes the molecular structure of the metal on the surface... SOOOO I would think it'd be real difficult to remove. Just sandblast it and repaint would be my suggestion.

Or act like my buddy with the Banshee who thinks chrome looks cool. I always tell him it makes it faster... <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Thank you Kyle.

I sell Chemicals for a living and none of you have a clue on what your trying to do with chemicals! There is so much bad advise here is not funny,it's Facking Dangerious! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">

FEcamel were the hell did you come up with that cocktail??? Were the hell is Joe Q public going to get 30%? Do you know how dangerous the stuff is? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Paint remover (Methylene Chloride) won't touch it.

Ruff it up and use a high quality primer and paint.

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Originally posted by Old Scout:
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Ruff it up and use a high quality primer and paint.

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yup, I was going to suggest some sand paper or steel wool to break down the surface enough for the primer/paint to adhere to. The chrome is fine under paint, but it has to be "dulled" in order for the paint to stick.
 

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Originally posted by Old Scout:
<STRONG>Thank you Kyle.

I sell Chemicals for a living and none of you have a clue on what your trying to do with chemicals! There is so much bad advise here is not funny,it's Facking Dangerious! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">

FEcamel were the hell did you come up with that cocktail??? Were the hell is Joe Q public going to get 30%? Do you know how dangerous the stuff is? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Paint remover (Methylene Chloride) won't touch it.

Ruff it up and use a high quality primer and paint.

[ 08-31-2001: Message edited by: Old Scout ]</STRONG>

Thanks Old Scout <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> I have just enough knowledge about chemistry to know that those suggestions were just plain scary!

Rough'em up and spray away!
 

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glad i didn't do a thing to the crome yet.

i went to the store and looked for the muratic acid couldn't find any so i didn't bother. i figured i would just sand it when i had the spare time, since i do work (dangerber <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> ). anyway, i'll just wait until i am really bored. i'm just going to do the front bumper. i think i'll just get some black wheels.

thanks for the input:
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now if you have chrome that is chipping and peeling, sanding or roughing it up isn't an option, what will remove it. Sandblasting will not, I have acess to comerical blasting and it will only dull it for sanding, not remove it.Will a motor hot tanking process work?
 
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