PontiacKid

Painting the waterfall hood trim

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Hello all! I’m brand new to the forums. I bought an ol 1951 Chieftain Steamliner when I was in high school and restored it to all original while working in a shop. It has now been more than 10 years and I finally brought my car home from the farm. One of the things I want to re-do is the painted grooves on the hood/trunk trim straps. I’m pretty sure we used a stainless steel etching chemical and an epoxy primer before slapping that beautiful Berkshire Green on them. Almost immediately after a few car shows out in the hot sun and a few car washes, the paint started flaky off of the trim. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 

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If the chrome is shiney, sand   with  say 220 just to make it dull. mask, spray with self etch primer, then finish coat. that is how i was told to do chrome which i did on my 63 GP

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22 hours ago, GARY F said:

If the chrome is shiney, sand   with  say 220 just to make it dull. mask, spray with self etch primer, then finish coat. that is how i was told to do chrome which i did on my 63 GP

does this work for stainless steel too ?, the ones pictured should be stainless steel.

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