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post #1 of 14 Old 09-24-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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How to strip chrome?

I've got an 05 chrome XLT grille that I want to paint black. I want to strip the chrome off before I paint it. What's the best/easiest/cheapest way to go about it? I've been looking around and haven't found a definite answer.

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On one of the forums a guy just sprayed his with some type of plastic paint. Maybe someone that has a better memory than me can chime in. Seem to remember he said he could just peal it off when he wanted a different color.

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Ya its called plasti-dip, and I know a guy on here did it, I believe his username is hummvett.

Also I don't know how you can get the chrome off a grill, I know the grill on my truck is plastic so sandblasting probably wouldn't work.

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I like the plasti-dip but the chrome has a bubble in it so it would never lay down right. I want the grille to be gloss black, not flat black.

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Well I feel your pain, I "found" a rock chip on mine when I took it to the car wash and turned it from a chip to a bubble.

That actually gives me an Idea, try a pressure washer or car wash.

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Sand blast or bead blast it and your good to go.

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I called a sand blasting shop and they said you can't do that to plastic

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I would think sand blasting would tear up plastic.


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Sandblasting will not work because the friction of the sand hitting the plastic will actually melt the surface. If you have access to sandblasting booth try pointing the nozzle at your hand in the rubber glove and it'll just take seconds before your yanking your hand out of that glove.

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I would not recommend sand blasting your hand either haha


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