PDA

View Full Version : Take paint off of chrome?



Eman
09-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Seems like all of the chrome on the front of my Commander was painted by the previous owner. Well I want it off. I scratched some off with my fingernail, and there's still a little shine on the chrome underneath. Is there something to soak the grill, etc in to remove the paint without hurting/removing the chrome finish?



www.bulletshots.net

studeclunker
09-18-2005, 09:19 PM
Why not very carefully use a heat gun?;)

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

Kdancy
09-19-2005, 06:25 AM
Paint stripper will work on the paint, just don't get it on areas you don't want to strip! It will not hurt the plating. I would take the time to mask up the areas you don't want the stripper on. When finished, wash with water and soap.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
61 Cursed Purple Hawk
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

rockne10
09-19-2005, 08:49 PM
Don't waste your time with water based strippers. Ask your parts store for Aviation stripper.

Eman
09-19-2005, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the replies. Not sure which I'll try first. I had also heard lacquer thinner might work. [xx(]

www.bulletshots.net

52hawk
09-20-2005, 08:37 AM
If the paint is flimsy enough to scratch off with your fingernail,laquer thinner will probably take it off.Just be very careful not to get any thinner or paint remover on the paint you want to remain.

Home of the Almostahawk

lvanw
09-20-2005, 12:01 PM
i don't know what year grill your talking about
abut 2 59-60 GRILLS in my garage.
John
jit29@zianet.com

Eman
09-20-2005, 04:06 PM
Thanks John, but this is for the grills on my '51 that the previous owner had painted.



quote:Originally posted by lvanw

i don't know what year grill your talking about
abut 2 59-60 GRILLS in my garage.
John
jit29@zianet.com


www.bulletshots.net

charley norton
09-21-2005, 07:38 AM
If it's laquer, a body man I know says put transmission fluid on it and let it stay on it a few hous and it will almost wipe off. He's stripped entire cars that way. Doesn't hurt glass, chrome or rubber. He uses a pressure washer to blow off the paint. Anyway, thats the redneck way. Damn the EPA and who needs grass, I guess.

63 R2 Avanti

Eman
09-21-2005, 12:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by charley norton

Anyway, thats the redneck way. Damn the EPA and who needs grass, I guess.


LOL. Maybe I need to try that then! :D

www.bulletshots.net

mbstude
09-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Wouldn't steel wool work? It works on stainless.

Matthew Burnette
http://jnautoair.com/images/yelstude2.jpg
63 Daytona HT
lots more Studes
lotsa parts too
http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101

Eman
09-26-2005, 06:45 PM
Steel wool worked, but with the help of lacquer thinner.
:D


www.bulletshots.net