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I have a set of new wheels that would look good if they were powdercoated and not chrome, how do I get the chrome off ?
 

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sand blast them. I think most powder coating places will sand blast things before the coat them if they need it. I know I got some great deals from one place by taking things in already sand blasted but I think most powdercoaters have the ability to do the sand blasting.
 

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I don't think sandblasting will remove the chrome, it will just roughen up the surface... which may or may not let the powder/paint stick.

You may have to have it chemically (electrically) removed, by having a chrome shop reverse the chroming process.
 

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Safest thing to do? Call the shop you want to do the power coating and ask them. They will tell you what to do and who can do it.
 

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i spent years working as a metal polisher and those wheels will need to be stripped,we used to suspend things that needed stripping in a tank of sulphuric acid and use an electrical current to strip the chrome and nickel off.its a job worth getting done properly,if you take them to an electroplaters theyll be able to strip them and it shouldnt cost much.
 

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I bought a set of 15x8 Wheel Vintiques styled steel wheels for a '68 or '69 so I could put some big drag radials on them, but they only came in chrome. I took emory cloth and scuffed them until they were as dull as I could get them and then I powder coated them. I used the Eastwood kit which was argent silver w/ the clear top coat. They have held up perfectly with no flaking or chipping. The only problem is being careful with the temperature becase the clears tend to crack which mine have done if you look real closely. But if you scuff the crap out of them and take them to a professional shop, I am sure they can do it without the cracking. Of course, having only a tiny kitchen oven to do it in with the heating elements so close to the surface of the wheel probably had something to do with the slight cracking of the clear. Other than that, I am extremely happy with the reseults and how well the powdercoat has adhered to thescuffed up chromed. Plus I dig argent way more than chrome!
 

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I've heard of some women who can take care of a trailer hitch for you, maybe you can find one who'll do wheels!
 

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I've had numerous chrome parts on my Harley sand blasted and powder coated and they came out great. The powder coating companies do this all the time.
 

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On 2006-08-04 19:39, blown68 wrote:
I bought a set of 15x8 Wheel Vintiques styled steel wheels for a '68 or '69 so I could put some big drag radials on them, but they only came in chrome.
You know their 62 series are bare metal steelies? The 64 series are the chrome version of the 62 series, I assume your wheels were the 64 series?
 

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If I had gotten the 62 series, that sure would have saved a lot of time. I think that in order for me to get the bare ones at the time, it was a long wait as they only had the chrome ones in stock and I was kind of impatient. Oh well, it seem I always do things the hard way!
 
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