Removing crome from 17 inch rims. - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 02, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have 17 inch rims . And the crome is starting to chip off. I would like to strip them and have them power coated white. I took them to a shop in nj that power coats. The guy sand blasted one rim. He got the crome off, but also ate grooves in the rim. Any one know a better way to remove the crome? I don't trust letting this guy sand blast my other 3 rims.They are aluminum under the crome.Can they be asid bath to remove? Thank for any info mike s.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 02, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry thats powder coats. Its late....
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 02, 07:55 AM
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Aircraft paint remover might do it, it's safe for aluminum but I don't know if it would strip the chrome off. Wouldn't hurt to try.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 02, 05:07 PM
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I own a powdercoating shop in New york.
If the guy sandblasted your rims and left groovesthats ok.Powdercoat will definately fillin those voids.And any oyher imperfection that the rims may have.Good luck
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 02, 09:44 AM
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I asked around about the same thing a few years ago (I wanted a grill "dechromed")....The best answer that I got was to send them to a chrome plating shop and have them "unplated"....I guess it's some kind of reverse plating procedure.....
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