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In the near future I am installed Black aftermarket wheels, but the centercaps are Chrome, I already got the black lug nuts, but the caps aren't available in black. I need to figure out an inexpensive way wo either remove the chrome, or ruff it up to the point that black paint will stick to it. I already have some high heat caliper paint for the project. From what I have read, certain acids, combined with low voltage will strip chrome, but I am no chemist. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
 

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elmotho said:
Where did you find black lugs? That's cool! I'm thinking of having my factory center caps powdercoated.
Sorry the lug nuts are Gorrilla part Number 91187BCB is a bag of 4 nuts, cost me around $1 per lug. I should have included that information
 

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I have the duplicolor adhesion promoter, but it doesnt mention anything about Chrome, I tried a wire bruch on a bench grinder and didnt make a scratch. I will try the 200 grit paper, and the adhesion promoter. thanks for the imput, as usually when it is done there will be pictures
 

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I have the duplicolor adhesion promoter, but it doesnt mention anything about Chrome, I tried a wire bruch on a bench grinder and didnt make a scratch. I will try the 200 grit paper, and the adhesion promoter. thanks for the imput, as usually when it is done there will be pictures
Like I said try a body Shop supply store...They prob have better stuff
 

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Accessory Man said:
I have the duplicolor adhesion promoter, but it doesnt mention anything about Chrome, I tried a wire bruch on a bench grinder and didnt make a scratch. I will try the 200 grit paper, and the adhesion promoter. thanks for the imput, as usually when it is done there will be pictures
If you can get em out my way we can throw em in the sandblasting cabinet and see what itll do to the chrome :toothless
 

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my old man sandblasts for a living and i have worked for him for many years and if its good quality chrome not even blasting it with black beauty and 350 cfm at like 300 psi will make a scratch in it, i suggest finding some sort of chemical way if its quality chrome, but i doubt after market center caps will be, i have found the only good quality chrome is from the factory on any vehicle, most aftermarket chrome is crap and i can get off in my little cabinet. good luck
 
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