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is it allowed?, lay down a primer 1st?, will that rubberized dipping stuff work on chrome? or does all this sound lame?
just thinking/brainstorming
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Painting on Chrome is unlikely to stick...will just flake off or scratch of with the first bit of mild abrasion i.e. your fingernail. Chrome (chromium) by it's very nature is resistant to anything sticking to it. It is very hard and abrasion resistant. If you must, then you need to abrade the surface, scuff it up to allow the paint to 'key in'. You would then need to use an etch primer to facilitate a base coat that would allow a top coat to adhere. Even after all this, the paint is likeley to fall off eventually.
Take the part off and pay to have it rechromed....unless you are looking for some sort of Hassellhoff Knight Rider look!
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How did you get the front bumper red on this one ?

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You didn't say specifically what you wanted to paint, so I don't know if this will apply to your situation. Look for a local place that does powder coating, and inquire if they can acid-bath your chrome parts and then powder-coat them in the color of your choice. Real trick results.
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front bumper
that was a "Bright Metal" finish. not chrome. surface actually had some tooth in it. it was not bulletproff to rocks and stuff. used metal prep to etch the surface first.
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How did you get the front bumper red on this one ?

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Like Addicted said, you'll need to de-chrome it... if you want the paint to stick more than five minutes.
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Re: can you paint onto chrome?
Chromed plastic or metal?

For plastic, place in full strength liquid plumber and the chrome will be removed then prep and paint with standard automotive finishes.
NOTE: I highly suggest testing a small hidden are on the plastic first to see if it reacts with the liquid plumber.

On metal: 1. You can have the chrome removed by a chrome shop. 2. You can sandblast, clean, and then prep with an automotive etching primer, and paint with automotive finishes. I have had luck with process 2, but baked the primer, color and clear coat between each coat.

I also warm the cans before each coat when using spraypaint with hot water in the sink. I try to get the can temp to 80 F.
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Hey wetspeed
hows it going in AZ?, ever coming out to L.A. again, lotsa rides coming up in socal. thanks for the paint info. hope to see you soon. dr
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DR,

It has been snowing here the last couple of days. Not cold enough to stick, but cold enough that I might have to wear long pants

We are trying to go to Vegas, but my wife is in the middle of getting a new job and I won't know anything until the last minute. We are hoping to make a couple of So Cal and Nor Cal rides this year.

You going to Vegas?
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Vegas
trying to coordinate a visit to st george ut., and the vegas rally, hope i can do both, I am getting tired of this online gambling and am getting itchy to hit the tables in person. plus see all those scoots!!
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