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Old 04-09-11, 03:42 AM   #1
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chrome frame painting ?

hi all, i have a chrome frame, the one for my stretch bmx, i really wanna do the bike flat black.
whats the best way of preppingthe frame, the chrome is in good condit, minimal rust, so i could leave it, but dont wanna !
sanding discs...just etch primer.....any help ???
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Old 04-09-11, 09:04 PM   #2
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I painted some old handlebars that were chrome. Well, part of them had some rust and chipping. I just roughed it all up with sandpaper and then primer/wet sanding to get it all smooth and stuff. You can still see where the surface is irregular due to the damage of the rust and chipping, but I don't mind since I only wanted it flat black primer. Power sanding might take it down better and leave the surface prepped better. There has to be a few guys on here that have tackled this before.
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Old 04-10-11, 10:17 AM   #3
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its cleaned up pretty well, so screw it, not worth the hard work in this case, gonna post some pics soon, stretched BMX !
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Look forward to seeing it!
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