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Old 07-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Want to paint my aftermarket chrome wheels. Anybody got pics of theirs painted black?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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sees what you did there.
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The paint won't adhere to the chrome. You have to strip all the chrome off via sandblasting or sodablasting or what have you.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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The paint won't adhere to the chrome. You have to strip all the chrome off via sandblasting or sodablasting or what have you.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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Or use a little sweat and elbow grease and sand them down really well before you paint. That's what I did with the chrom wheel I'm using for my spare.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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sees what you did there.
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Or use a little sweat and elbow grease and sand them down really well before you paint. That's what I did with the chrom wheel I'm using for my spare.

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Was that really chrome plated before? Looks kind of just like polished aluminum.....
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:41 PM   #7
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Was that really chrome plated before? Looks kind of just like polished aluminum.....

Yep Chrome plated steel wheel.
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