Mar 31st, 00, 04:39 AM
What kind of solvent works best when trying to remove paint from chrome? I've tried using Acetone, but it dries too fast, and takes alot of elbow grease. The chrome pieces are still on the car, but I'm not worried about hurting the original paint, cause it's coming off soon also, but I'm going to let the body shop remove it the convential way. Any suggestions? KZ
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Mar 31st, 00, 06:06 AM
If you want to go back to chrome, take the bumpers to a chrome shop. You may need your bumpers rechromed anyway since you have to scuff the chrome up or have the parts de-chromed in order to get paint to stick in the first place.
Chrome shops usually sandblast parts to get the surface rust off before they begin working the part.
Let me know if you know of or find a good chrome shop here in Dallas. I need my rear bumper rechromed. Also, FYI, it can cost more to have your original bumper rechromed than to buy a new repro.
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Mar 31st, 00, 08:48 AM
I didn't think I would have to rechrome anything, it looks like the previous owner did a pretty crappy job of painting it, because the chrome I have cleaned so far, around the windshield, looks like new, it wasn't scuffed at all. I haven't tried the bumpers yet, but I was hoping they weren't in too bad of shape either. I thought by painting them, he may have actually protected the chrome, I also have done the door handles, and they look like new also. I'll let you know how the bumpers turn out. KZ
Mar 31st, 00, 03:05 PM
I was real lucky that no one had tried to do any major modifications to my car when I bought it (the next owner, if there is one, won't be able to say the same thing about me).
That is great about the chrome. FYI, the window moldings are polished stainless steel. If there are any scuffs, they can simply be repolished - a lot cheaper than rechroming.
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Apr 1st, 00, 10:14 AM
Try some #0000 or #000 steel wool, that usually does the trick.
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