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Old 02-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Chrome Removal?

Do they need a special technology to remove chrome?

I know nobody can re chrome wheels here in utah.

I don't want to send those to CA just to strip chromes..........

do you think powercoating guys can do that?
(by using sand blaster or something)
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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come on, nobody knows??
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #3
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
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If you understand the chroming process, de-chroming, well??

Because it uses an electroplating, it's like welding on the finish. Unless you "grind" it off.

Powder coating is much the same finish that's on a refrigerator. The finish is baked on in a kiln (like pottery). I don't know how a powder-coat on top of chrome would work.

I would call the chromer's or the powder-coater's and ask them.

I used to live in "Happy Valley" and I know SLC as well as Ogden have good chromer's.

Have you checked into media blasting (sand blasting) or ball burnishing?

What is under the chrome (steel, aluminum, ....)?

What are you trying to do with the outcome (paint, powder-coat,....)?
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If you understand the chroming process, de-chroming, well??

Because it uses an electroplating, it's like welding on the finish. Unless you "grind" it off.

Powder coating is much the same finish that's on a refrigerator. The finish is baked on in a kiln (like pottery). I don't know how a powder-coat on top of chrome would work.

I would call the chromer's or the powder-coater's and ask them.

I used to live in "Happy Valley" and I know SLC as well as Ogden have good chromer's.

Have you checked into media blasting (sand blasting) or ball burnishing?

What is under the chrome (steel, aluminum, ....)?

What are you trying to do with the outcome (paint, powder-coat,....)?
There are some chrome guys here but they don't do wheels since it's aluminum. Even wheel repair shops have to send those to CA.

I just want to remove chrome and either polish everything or power coat.

I was wondering if I have to ship this to CA just to strip the chrome
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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Aluminum is tricky animal to chrome. Had some on a 83' Mercedes SL and the chrome was peeling off. Supposed to be doing a better job now days with new methods adding zinc etc.

Find a local that can media blast them. Maybe even the powder-coat guys.

I know that part of the prep for chroming them is to media blast anyway.
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