Re: [CR]stripping paint question


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: Philcycles@aol.com
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 13:07:33 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]stripping paint question
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 11/3/07 9:02:50 AM, hersefan@comcast.net writes:


> I'm not a paint expert, but paint if I understand correctly is not usually
> at its happiest when sitting over smooth chrome.  It is more likely to c hip
> off.   Therefore on frames that sport full chrome under paint, the pai nted
> areas have sometimes I believe had the chrome "burnished" (is this the rig ht
> word?) - which leaves faint swirl markes that gives the paint something be tter
> to grip onto.  Therefore if one removes all the chrome, the surface is n ot
> finish-grade chrome. 
> As with any surface you've got to give the paint some "tooth" to grab. that means that the surface has to be roughed up in some way. Thus the "bad" chro me under many Italian paint jobs. It's easier to chrome the whole thing than ma sk it during the plating process. Among other things the painted portion isn't polished nearly as well. Phil Brown Lots of chrome experience in San Rafael, Calif.

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