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Does anyone know how to prepare chromed plastic 4 repainting

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Darklord, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Hi,

    My bike has quite a lot of the chromed plastic on it (too much for my liking) & I want to re-spray some of it black.



    My question is does anyone know how to do this?

    Do I have to start by roughing up the surface with steel wool or is an etching primer sufficient?

    Any assitance would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    DL
     
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  2. Doubt a primer would stick to a shiny chrome finish, roughing it up with steel wool probably wouldn't provide a very good surface either.

    Personally, I'd be wet sanding all the chrome back with something like 600 or 800 grit paper first.
     
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  3. Only guessing here, but you may be able to get the chrome chemically stripped. Shouldn't hurt the plastic. I would ask the companies that re chrome plastic if they can do it for you.
     
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  4. just sand it with 400-600 wet
     
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  5. Yep, that should work, then a good wipe with a prepsol soaked rag.
     
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