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anyone know how to take chrome plating off a set of rims?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Pinoyisme, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Jul 11, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    Pinoyisme

    Pinoyisme [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey everyone, i got a set off tires and rims a while back, they are 17 chrome plated rims. i kno i kno; chrome plated rims arent the best, but the deal that i got for them with nitto terra grapplers was a crazy steal.

    One problem i ran into tho, is recently the chrome plating has been peeling off. but its only on one rim, ive been tryin to figure out a way to take off the chrome plating on all rims so i can paint them black. but i couldnt find anything...anyone have any ideas??
     
  2. Jul 11, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Media/Sand blasting...You might be able to sand it if it's just the plating but it'll take a while longer than a blasting cabinet.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2010 at 6:03 AM
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    Pinoyisme

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    i was thinkin about sandblasting, but i kinda dont want to take the tire off the rim....i was also thinking a strong water pressure...
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:29 AM
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    Sandblasting.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:10 AM
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    If you are using water pressure hard enough to peel chrome plating, it will also peel rubber. Just a thought.
     
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