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Rust spot in chrome bumper

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Yoshio, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    Yoshio

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    So my license plate frame wore through my chrome bumper, leaving behind this:

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    Is there anything I can do to save the bumper? I'd rather not have to paint the whole thing if possible...
     
  2. Jun 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    Yoshio

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    For example, anyone have experience with chrome paint?
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 41 Year Toyota/Chrysler Tech/ASE Master

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    You can remove the rust with a dremel tool and take the flaky chrome off. Use a dab of por or rust preventive paint. Top coat it with silver paint or use a piece of chrome tape. The frame will hide most of it I believe.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    Yoshio

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    So I grabbed a drill bit metal brush head and took that rust right out!

    What amazed me most is that it seemed the regular chrome did not get scratched by the brush... score! Rustoleum makes a chrome paint, and after a few light coats, you would never even notice it.

    Turned out to not be a big deal at all :D
     
  5. Jun 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Sometimes we get lucky. :D
     
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