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Old 10-09-04, 09:55 PM   #1
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Stripping Chrome

Hello all, im wonering if its possible to strip the chrome from my axles or if i can just prime over them cause im wanting them to match the bike. If anyone could shed any light on my problem please let me know.



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Old 10-09-04, 11:36 PM   #2
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chrome axles? uh... yea just paint over them.
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Old 10-10-04, 07:10 AM   #3
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yeah, or hit them with a hammer. stuff that's on bikes comes off if you hit em with hammers.
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Old 10-10-04, 07:35 AM   #4
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Scratch the chrome with emery cloth (sandpaper for metal) and use a paint made for metal- enamael or tremclad rust inhibiting paint.
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Old 10-10-04, 07:03 PM   #5
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He means his rims. He wants to strip the rims and paint them.
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Old 10-10-04, 07:09 PM   #6
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but why...
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To match his paint scheme he wants. We wern't sure if you could strip chrome or not. We know how good it is to have chrome rims.
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Old 10-10-04, 09:19 PM   #8
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y'd he say axle then.........
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No - Do not paint your axles, it will gum them up and screw up the axle bolt going onto and off the hub. This would be a major pain in the butt, and is not good.

No - NEVER paint your rims! If you run brakes anyways - or if they are chrome. Why screw up your bike - don't you want to ride it, not be a pretty boy?

If it is your pegs - then paint away - but the pain will wear off as soon as you start working your foot on it, or grind.
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Old 10-11-04, 10:16 AM   #10
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Chrome rims work with any color sceme you could think of.. even an all black bike if thats what your going for.
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He ment rims. He just wants to know if you can strip chrome not a lecture on painting bike parts.
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Old 10-11-04, 07:12 PM   #12
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I thought rims. Write smart.
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If he wants to strip the chrome from his rims then it he will get all the ramifications whenever I speak. That way others won't go "Ooohhh... I want to paint my rims, I will strip the chrome... Damn, why are my $150.00 wheels no longer braking and totally screwed up? - This sucks! My rims suck!"

No, if you care so little about your bike to screw up good parts and make them bad, then be ready for the consequences and deal with the fact that I (for one) will tell others what a silly idea it is.

There are lots of black rims on the market that are available and they actually use a good paint material (powder coat) or anodize the rims. Of course there is also Odyssey Duralectric rims which provides a black surface that is a strong as chrome and provides solid braking.

But - as I said before - if you are NOT running brakes and don't care about braking or screwing up your rims, then by all means paint away.

Painting over any rims that you have brakes on WILL NOT WORK THOUGH! The brake pads will rip the paint off in a day of riding.
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When you paint the axles, don't forget to paint the cones and bearings to match!
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you wouldn't paint axles, then the nut wouldn't fit on properly.
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Who you calling a nut?
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If you are gonna tell people it's a bad idea BMXTRIX do it nicely. I look up to you and respect you but it's hard to respect you when you put some of the things the way you do.
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It's not like he's doing it in a condescending manner, and the fact of the matter is that he's correct.
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I know he is correct. I have dealt with painted rims before.
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When you paint the axles, don't forget to paint the cones and bearings to match!
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that was funny, some people missed it though........ (not me)
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Which brings me to another point. Why was my internal spindle spacer on my cranks light blue. lol I want to see someone spray paint some wheel bearings and see how well they roll.
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