Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

Stripping Chrome

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Stripping Chrome

Old 10-09-04, 09:55 PM
  #1  
TexasDIRTbmx
Dirt Jumper
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Allen Texas
Posts: 10

Bikes: 2001 gt performer and currently building a specialized with aftermarket parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.



Thank you,


Jon
TexasDIRTbmx is offline  
Old 10-09-04, 11:36 PM
  #2  
frozin
wrench
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: maryland
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
chrome axles? uh... yea just paint over them.
frozin is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 07:10 AM
  #3  
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah, or hit them with a hammer. stuff that's on bikes comes off if you hit em with hammers.
JMC is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 07:35 AM
  #4  
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,397

Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Scratch the chrome with emery cloth (sandpaper for metal) and use a paint made for metal- enamael or tremclad rust inhibiting paint.
jeff williams is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 07:03 PM
  #5  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
He means his rims. He wants to strip the rims and paint them.
Ninshadow is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 07:09 PM
  #6  
PGZX3
~OPSEC~
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 391

Bikes: GT Timberline (mtb) and Haro Backtrail (bmx)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
but why...
PGZX3 is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 07:11 PM
  #7  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Ninshadow is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 09:19 PM
  #8  
edmej123
Haro Monocoque
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: North Highlands, CA
Posts: 382

Bikes: Haro Monocoque, GT Vertigo.......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
y'd he say axle then.........
edmej123 is offline  
Old 10-10-04, 10:33 PM
  #9  
BMXTRIX
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 10-11-04, 10:16 AM
  #10  
sxe fbm rider
Senior Member
 
sxe fbm rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,259

Bikes: Fbm Night Train, Fixed Club Fuji(so sexy).

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chrome rims work with any color sceme you could think of.. even an all black bike if thats what your going for.
sxe fbm rider is offline  
Old 10-11-04, 06:13 PM
  #11  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
He ment rims. He just wants to know if you can strip chrome not a lecture on painting bike parts.
Ninshadow is offline  
Old 10-11-04, 07:12 PM
  #12  
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,397

Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I thought rims. Write smart.
jeff williams is offline  
Old 10-11-04, 08:10 PM
  #13  
BMXTRIX
Senior Member
 
BMXTRIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
BMXTRIX is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 05:38 PM
  #14  
qmsdc15
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,155

Bikes: rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
When you paint the axles, don't forget to paint the cones and bearings to match!
qmsdc15 is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 05:50 PM
  #15  
bmexican
bmxracer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: new egypt, some hick town in new jersey
Posts: 121

Bikes: i own a gt ricochet hardtail mtb, a cannondale road, and full suspension mtb, a haro tr 2.1, a diamondback viper that i rebuilt painted and rebuilt with lighter parts, a brand new H&H race group race bike, and a eastern metalhead

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you wouldn't paint axles, then the nut wouldn't fit on properly.
bmexican is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 05:56 PM
  #16  
qmsdc15
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,155

Bikes: rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Who you calling a nut?
qmsdc15 is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 06:31 PM
  #17  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Ninshadow is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 07:40 PM
  #18  
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's not like he's doing it in a condescending manner, and the fact of the matter is that he's correct.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 07:52 PM
  #19  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I know he is correct. I have dealt with painted rims before.
Ninshadow is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 08:02 PM
  #20  
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,397

Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by qmsdc15
When you paint the axles, don't forget to paint the cones and bearings to match!
jeff williams is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 08:04 PM
  #21  
edmej123
Haro Monocoque
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: North Highlands, CA
Posts: 382

Bikes: Haro Monocoque, GT Vertigo.......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
that was funny, some people missed it though........ (not me)
edmej123 is offline  
Old 10-12-04, 10:13 PM
  #22  
Ninshadow
Gimpy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: On my bike.
Posts: 171

Bikes: Haro Backtrail three frame with oddysee hazard lite cassette, dk 4-peice bars, crappy fsa nastyboy cranks, tank headset, sun ringle pedals, profile sprocket, mosh stem, ODI rouge grips, Primo wall tires, Diamond back fork and a few mosh parts

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Ninshadow is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.