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Painting chrome


Mike_Zahorik
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I have a 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe. The car has what was (I believe) painted chrome. The front and rear emblem and the side hood strips. I have in the past tried to paint these items using enamel paint. It starts out looking great, but after a year or so, seems to come loose and fall off. I've made sure that the surface was clean. I thought of roughing up the chrome a little for better adhesion, but the surfaces are rather small and difficult to do. Any ideas on how to obtain better results? Thanks Mike

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 Remove the pieces and sand blast with 000 sand, primmer and paint.

 You will probably have to remove all chrome as it will tend to flake and leave a jagged edge.

 

 Be careful not to sand blast any detail off. You may be able to only etch the chrome instead of removing it if it doesn't start to flake.

 

 You could also use paint remover and then acid etch it with phosphoric acid.

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