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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2017, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Painting chromed exterior parts.

Afternoon fellas,
Okay, so I'm going to spray my chrome headlight washer covers Black.
Now, I thought they would be painted in silver paint, but no, it appears to be real chrome!
I started to abrade the chrome to get a good key and noticed copper underneath the chrome.
(This lead me to the assumption that it's real chrome.)
So, what 'special' primer to I need to get a good base coat on the chrome surface?

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if its chrome use self etch primer.

Make sure the surface is prepped

roughened up & cleaned to ensure a good stick.

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I just wrapped the washers on my Hampton Clubman. Its small enough to not mess up. Far handier
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