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Painting Chrome

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NoMallCrawlTaco, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    NoMallCrawlTaco

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    I search the threads and can't find a process for Painting chrome or the preparation process.

    I have Helo HE791s and I want to paint the spokes black.

    Anyone have a BULLET proof process?

    Let me know I really don't want to screw this up.

    Also what metal are HELO manufactured from?

    Can't find it anywhere on the net...
    thanks
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Most of the aftermarket wheels are made of aluminum.

    The best way to paint chrome is to sand-blast all of the plating off and start from scratch. It's very hard to get anything to stick to chrome.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    TRIAD Powderworks

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    You can powder coat over chrome. You just have to scuff it and use a powder primer first!

    I do it all the time.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    its simple...you paint it...it chips...you paint it again. mine is hanging in the garage drying as we speak...ive only had to touch it up twice.cant remember when i first painted it. have to look at my build.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    I just mite after seeing your bastardized, super crazy, battle machine!

    HFY! or ® "HELL FUCK YEAH!" MY SAYING
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    hahaha yeah just make sure you take a light sand paper ad scuff it up really good. clean it off with alcohol and it will help the paint hold. put a few coats on there and i even put some clear coat on it when done.
     
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