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Username Post: 1939 Chevy bumpers.        (Topic#346774)
Buddy Mewbourne 
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08-23-17 04:24 PM - Post#2705349    

These old chevys have a 1"wide, black strip in the front and rear bumpers. Mine are newly re-chromed. I thought paint don't stick to chrome. Also hood and trunk emblems have small painted surfaces over chrome, some red, some black. What is the best way to duplicate these painted surfaces? One guy said there is a tape especially for that purpose. Anyone know about that tape?

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08-30-17 11:12 AM - Post#2706162    
    In response to Buddy Mewbourne

Mine has tape on the bumper looks good.

Bill Masters 
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Loc: Simpsonville, S.C.
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08-31-17 11:40 PM - Post#2706362    
    In response to Buddy Mewbourne

I have heard One-Shot paint works on chrome. I have not tried it; perhaps someone who has can tell us their results.

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09-01-17 09:56 AM - Post#2706399    
    In response to Bill Masters

The problem is that the chrome is too smooth for the paint to stick. I'd try some very fine sandpaper or 0000 steel wool. Tape off the edge where you want the paint to stop so you don't scratch the rest of the chrome. I have not done this, but I think it should work well.

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Edited by bowtiefan on 09-01-17 09:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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