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Technical How to easily remove paint?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by raven, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,572


    How can one be easily remove paint from chrome?

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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,219


    depends on how much paint, what type, if the chrome was etched/sanded first, etc. Paint stripper, or if it's thin or in bad condition, steel wool or lacquer thinner.
  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,262


    Paint stripper works really good as long as the part is removed from the car first, stripper will not hurt the chrome and also will avoid scratching the way other methods might. I've had very good luck removing paint and primer and whatever else from chrome or stainless with stripper and have yet to have any issues. If you're trying to do something with the part on the car, it's going to be really tough to avoid getting stripper on the surfaces that are supposed to have paint on them.
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  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,405

    from Michigan

    A Brillo pad and a bucket of water.....
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  5. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,572


    Ora brass wire wheel.
    That took most of it off. Just need to dremel the tight places now. I was bored and I thought I’d try it on the underside of the bow. Worked so well I did the rest. It’s got a thick layer of heavy chrome on it.

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  6. 2 nailbender
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 110

    2 nailbender
    from iowa

    brake fluid, did some hub caps that way.
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  7. Dow oven cleaner is my normal process. Spray it on, walk away, come back later and hose it off. Done and the Chrome is really really shiny. No elbow grease needed.
  8. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,232


    Easiest way I know to remove paint is try to carefully pour some brake fluid while being around something painted that you don't want to screw up the paint on. The brake fluid will either splash, the funnel will tip, or you will get a drop on the paint you didn't want removed, and the brake fluid will remove it. :D
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