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  • Take paint off of chrome?

    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?



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  • #2
    Why not very carefully use a heat gun?

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        Don't waste your time with water based strippers. Ask your parts store for Aviation stripper.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies. Not sure which I'll try first. I had also heard lacquer thinner might work. [xx(]

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              i don't know what year grill your talking about
              abut 2 59-60 GRILLS in my garage.
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              • #8
                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.
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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    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!

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                    • #11
                      Wouldn't steel wool work? It works on stainless.

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                      • #12
                        Steel wool worked, but with the help of lacquer thinner.



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