Need to strip paint off chrome parts...

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  1. rockhopper

    rockhopper New Member

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    Is there a good paint stripper for this application? One that won't damage the chrome? The chrome is in excellent shape.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Birddog1148

    Birddog1148 New Member

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    Try some of the Citrus strippers that are out there
     
  3. GoFastBicycles

    GoFastBicycles New Member

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    Might try brake fluid.

    Adam
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I think the average stripper would work cheap enough to do the job with some acetone or MEK and a rag.....
     
  5. longhair

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    If the chrome is real and has been done correctly, then try a little acetone at first..... as Bike G Joe mentioned.
     
  6. rockhopper

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    Thanks all. And thanks, Joe. Just so happens I have the average stripper and acetone on hand.
     
  7. 2dawgs

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    I use aircraft stripper in a spray can; available at most auto parts stores. It takes the paint off with little effort (hose off) and doesn't effect chrome finish.
     
  8. rockhopper

    rockhopper New Member

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    Is that the citrus based stuff? I've heard good things about it.
     
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    I don't think that it is citrus based; but it does a great job stripping off old paint.
     
  10. rockhopper

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    I thought I remembered a This Old House episode where they used the aircraft stuff on siding. Could be wrong. Vaguely remembered it was more enviro-friendly.
     
  11. grinNbarritt

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    I've used spray oven cleaner to take signs off work truck doors, might work, never tryed it on chrome
     
  12. locell

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    if its a proper chrome, paint strippers wont hurt it. zissner spray on stripper is a good one
     
  13. Patr1ck

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    I know this thread is old but brake clean in the aerosol can from Checker, Auto Zone, etc... will take it right off. Safer than paint stripper. A guy I work with just had a can of stripper blow up from the summer heat all over his face recently. He's got really bad burns. He was lucky that none got into his eyes.

    Pat
     
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  14. 3turncarby

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    Hi rockhopper, the most safest-way and the cheapest at only $3- is to use soapy-steel-wool...the type with visible soap integrated into the steel-wool that you prior to use sulk in water for a few minutes until very foamy! Depending on the size of the job and elbow-grease you put-into it should come-up good as gold! For a better shine afterwards try brasso than a car wax to preserve polished-finish?? I've been doing this for over 20-years and you will only get as good as your work result.


    3turncarby. Good luck! auflg





    at about
     
  15. 2door

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    Brake Clean in a spray can...it'll take paint off anything... Won't hurt the chrome.
    Tom
     

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