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Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
will sandblasting do the job on chrome to prepare it for powder coating or is it going to be a problem?
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
check w/ your local powder coater. IMHO, sand blasting may not be enough. I have alot of my work powder coated. I've learned, the rougher the surface, the better the adhesion. The chrome pieces may require some scuffing/sanding
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
ironman wrote:
check w/ your local powder coater. IMHO, sand blasting may not be enough. I have alot of my work powder coated. I've learned, the rougher the surface, the better the adhesion. The chrome pieces may require some scuffing/sanding

+1, ask the place doing the powder coating what they recommend.
They'll take the weight/thickness of the piece, it's shape & construction into consideration as well as what it's used for.
Handlebars & exhaust might both be chrome but the prep on one is nothing like the other.

If they say blast it, I bet it's not just to scuff it up.
I bet they blast the chrome right off the piece if they can.
That's what I usually did when I worked at a commercial blasting shop.
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
my powder-coater sb the chrome - i just drop off the parts as is and he takes care of rest.
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
My buddy has a powder coating business and when we did my chrome parts we dusted them with the sandblaster; used a cabinet blaster
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Sounds good thanks guys!
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
How about painting a piece of chrome black...will it stick or slide off?
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Edge51 wrote:
How about painting a piece of chrome black...will it stick or slide off?

I think you need to scuff up the chrome for the paint to "grab" onto.
 
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Re:Powder coating chrome black.. 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
bigflip wrote:
Edge51 wrote:
How about painting a piece of chrome black...will it stick or slide off?

I think you need to scuff up the chrome for the paint to "grab" onto.


thanks...I have a nephew who has one of those box sandblasters..maybe I'll give him a call.
 
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