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Unread 10-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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Painting my chrome rims?

I know that painted directly on to chrome will not stick and will be bad. I also know I can get cheap ($75 per rim) black rims for my Jeep, but I want something a little different. So my question is, is there a way to paint onto chrome so it will stick and look good? I don't have a sand blaster or anything, but I was hoping maybe if I scuffed it up with a steel brush or something and got a good primer it would stick. Any suggestions?

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Unread 10-07-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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sand them real good with some fine grit sand paper then use a couple self etching primer and sand it with some real fine grit paper then paint. Makes since doesnt it? Thats how I did mine.

really the only big tip i have is spend time sanding the rim real good so the primer sticks.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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You might also be able to "etch" the chrome with something caustic. Not sure what reacts with chrome but you might be able to research and find a solution.. Muriatic Acid? Drano?...

I'm not a chemist so take my suggestion with a grain of salt.
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Unread 10-08-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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I sent $10 to this guy and used the plans (more like a guide) to build a couple of blasters on the cheap.



http://www.pablaster.com/


It was well worth the money IMHO... Then, you can't say you don't have a sand blaster.
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I sent $10 to this guy and used the plans (more like a guide) to build a couple of blasters on the cheap.



http://www.pablaster.com/


It was well worth the money IMHO... Then, you can't say you don't have a sand blaster.
Do you have any pictures, or would that basically give away this guy's idea and rob him of potential $?
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Unread 10-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #6
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Ive done it before. you get muratic acid or concrete cleaner and a spray bottle like a windex bottle, spray them real good and keep them wet for about 15 mins. then rinse with water, scuff with red scotch brite, clean, dry, and prime with DP 40 and paint. will hold very well.
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Unread 10-18-2008, 06:20 PM   #7
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You might also be able to "etch" the chrome with something caustic. Not sure what reacts with chrome but you might be able to research and find a solution.. Muriatic Acid? Drano?...

I'm not a chemist so take my suggestion with a grain of salt.
Chromic acid?
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Unread 10-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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Do you have any pictures, or would that basically give away this guy's idea and rob him of potential $?
Pretty much... It's an exremely simple concept.

They guy seems to be a very good fellow, so I'm not going to be the one to spoil a good thing. I think he owns a TJ now so he may be lurking around the boards somewhere. If he wants to post pics then that's his perogative. I made my first one out of 6" pvc, and the second one was out of a cut down 60 gal water tank. I'm happy with both of them.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 07:17 AM   #9
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Someone said "Self etching primer"

I think I will scuff the rims up with either a wire brush or a red scrub pad. Then I will spray them with "self etching primer" and then paint. I am doing this a cheaply as possible so...

My question:

What kind of Rattle Can should I get? Rust-o-leum, furniture paint...?

What kind of self etching primer?
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