Barry, The aircraft type paint stripper works well and I agree with the sand blasting if it's available or sanding the chrome with some medium grit sandpaper and applying a light coat of primer before painting. A light coat gives better adhesion than a heavy coat. Fred Durrette Summerville, SC -------------- Original message from <firstname.lastname@example.org>: --------------
> 3M makes a very effective paint stripper that you can get at auto paint
> stores. It doesn't have the strong fumes of most other strippers.
> Once you get the paint off, you may have some problems getting new
> paint to adhere to the chrome plated surface. I've seen some instances
> where the visible chromed areas were masked off and the plated areas
> that were to be painted were lightly sandblasted to give a slightly
> matte finish for the paint to adhere to.
> Chas. Colerich
> Oakland, CA USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbbikes
> Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2009 1:12 pm
> Subject: [CR] best safe way to remove paint from a full chrome frame?
> Hey guys,
> I trying to figure out whether i want to remove the paint from a frame I
> Its full chrome underneath the paint-I can tell from the chips. Ive
> chemical stripper before but only on a clawfoot tub and used a wire
> which would make for ugly messed up chrome.
> i would love any suggestions or tried and true methods for doing this
> leaving the chrome intact to be polished up.
> barry scott
> mount shasta ca USA