I'm planning on painting a chrome fork, and I was wondering what type of prep work is involved to make the paint adhere to the chrome? With out sanding or blasting the surface......
I ask this because back the 70's I owned a Norco Magnum SE that had a painted frame with chromed drop outs. One time I leaned the bike against something, when it slipped down, it scraped a section of the paint off the fork. It broke my heart until I noticed there was chrome underneath. So I masked off the the upper section of the fork crown, about 5 inches below the crown and took paint remover to the lower section of the fork. This worked so well, I decided to do most of the rear chain stays and seat stays as well. When done, this looked fantastic, and really added a special look to the bike.
It would seem the builders did not roughen up the chrome before painting. Would the entire frame have been chromed and not roughened up?
So now I would like to put paint on a fork, and was wondering what the best DIY method is, with out roughing the surface up?