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Old 07-19-2014, 04:22 PM
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Removing Paint ?without?

The front bumper on my '62 Fairlane has been painted with rattle can silver paint and before I send it to a rechrome shop I would like to know what the actual bumper looks like. My question is what should I use to remove the silver paint that won't damage the finish on the bumper or remove six layers of skin from my hands????

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You can try soaking a rag with lacquer thinner, or worst case try some of that spray on paint remover.
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Ask the bumper shop if they can dechrome your bumper for you. They do it anyway when they rechrome the bumper. The bumper shop I used charged $15.00 to dechrome a bumper, they just stick it in a tank. I had one dechromed so I could paint it, the new paint is still on the bumper since I had it done years ago.
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I have to wonder, if you are going to have it rechromed, why bother removing the paint?

If you want to see it's condition as far as the metal it's self, look on the back side. ANY dent or repair to the front will show thru to the back.

If you are thinking the chrome is good enough to leave it alone just wipe off a small area to give you a look. Do it on the top where the chrome would look it's worse. But think about it....there is a reason they painted it. Besides they probably sanded the chrome.

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I have to wonder, if you are going to have it rechromed, why bother removing the paint?

If you want to see it's condition as far as the metal it's self, look on the back side. ANY dent or repair to the front will show thru to the back.

If you are thinking the chrome is good enough to leave it alone just wipe off a small area to give you a look. Do it on the top where the chrome would look it's worse. But think about it....there is a reason they painted it. Besides they probably sanded the chrome.

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maybe but sometimes.. it could be just a few pit's in it and the p/o didn't want to deal with buffing it and waxing it..

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I'd still take a look before you have a heart attack calling and finding out the cost to recrome.. as it's little work.. and cheap enough to do.. and if it's just lite pitting you can then decide of you want to spend the $$ or just 00 wool it, and wax it..
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As Gearshead just mentioned - - - - I probably will have it rechromed and I have located a couple of long established and recommended shops, BUT before I do, I would just like to know, for my on peace of mind, that it actually needs it. What the Barrio Bros covered with rattle can silver paint might not be that obtrusive to me and might possible be able to be cleaned up to look decent enuff for my taste. I just HAVE TO KNOW before I take it to a shop and I wanted to know the safest and best way to take a look.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:29 PM
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I'll try to get under it and pull the bumper off and get some good pics of front and back to post tomorrow if the body is willing. For what I can see it appears there is NO dents or ruff areas but of course it's been painted.
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just go grab some Rustoleum automotive paint stripper (sprayable), you can get it at Wal*Mart, spray it on there, within a few minutes all that paint will be bubbling up. It will not hurt the chrome. I've cleaned up overspray from my car's crappy previous paint job off all my window chrome with paint stripper.
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just go grab some Rustoleum automotive paint stripper (sprayable), you can get it at Wal*Mart, spray it on there, within a few minutes all that paint will be bubbling up. It will not hurt the chrome. I've cleaned up overspray from my car's crappy previous paint job off all my window chrome with paint stripper.
if you do this, tape up the painted areas of car fenders/filler panels/hood spray bombs and wind can put it places you might not want.. I'd remove the bumper first before I sprayed on paint remover.. or at least tape everything around it off.. and do it on a day with almost no wind..
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As soon as I can, I will remove the bumper and spray it with Rustoleum Automotive Paint Stripper - - - - I've got the perfect place to spray it without hurting anything or any neighbors stuff. Maybe it will kill some grass for me also?

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