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Old 03-10-2011, 07:02 AM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

Originally Posted by msrfan View Post
The actual de-chroming is done with acid, but you can get satisfactory results with Scotchbrite pads. Either by hand or on an angle air motor. Just need to rough it up enough for the primer to stick. The pads come in 3 or 4 different grits, 2 and 3 inch diameter. I use the roughest for best results. It's harder if the chrome is flaking. Just more work.
I don't have air tools, but do have an electric angle grinder, so will look for the rough scotchpad disc for it. Thanks!
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