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I’ve solved the chrome mystery!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 2ndgenny, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    So I removed my grill to finish blacking my truck out. I have a bug deflector on the front of my truck, which uses a 3m weather strip that was stuck to the grill. Naturally I removed it and grabbed the eraser wheel to remove the sticker residue. I started doing it and the chrome bubbled like crazy. So, I erased wheeled a large section. Once it bubbled the chrome peels off like a banana. Then just a quick sand I’ll be left with black plastic. I’ll update once I finish

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  2. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    aRabidLunatic

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    So you think that the heat generated by the eraser wheel caused that?
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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  5. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    I wonder if this is what paint shops will do if you take it in to have the grille color matched.
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    I sure do think it’s the heat that’s doing it. I did try just using a heat gun to try and it didn’t do anything. Must just be the correct temperature to use the Wheel.
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    You know they have a trick. I think they have a chemical trick though... just like a chrome shop would remove chrome off something for a guy.
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    This is pretty quick. I’ve gotten about 95% removed after a half hour. Just the very top strip left to do.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Can I send you my chrome interior pieces?
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  13. Jun 11, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    I saw this and it got me thinking. Has anyone tried stripping the chrome and repainting it themselves?
     
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  16. Jun 11, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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  17. Jun 11, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    I do plan on painting mine. Actually I’ll just be priming it for now. I’m waiting to color match it with raptor liner when I do my truck.
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    Here it is currently. The smaller strips are really taking some time...

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  19. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    aRabidLunatic

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    leave as is..."distressed"
     
  20. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny [OP] Slowest build ever.

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    I was actually thinking I’ll see how it looks while I was removing chrome. Good call haha.
     
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  21. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    or paint it white and call it shabby chic



    (one of my favorite movies by the way)
     
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  22. Jun 11, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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