How to Remove Paint from Chrome Properly

How to Remove Paint from Chrome
How to Remove Paint from Chrome

It is very common for chrome bumpers on traditional cars to get painted. Similarly, the chrome on bicycles and motorcycles also gets painted at times. Usually, a scratch will shockingly uncover the chrome underside of a painted surface. When you are renovating a car and the chrome is painted, there is a fair chance that the paint has safeguarded the chrome beneath the surface.

It is very effortless and safe to wipe out or remove paint from chrome using retail paint removers available in the markets or you may even use household products that you already have on hand.

Here is the list of things you’ll Need to Remove Paint from Chrome Rims:

  • 3M Safest Stripper or citrus-based stripper
  • Brake fluid or Aircraft paint stripper or Lacquer thinner or Oven cleaner
  • Plastic bags or plastic wrap or masking tape
  • Plastic scraper
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Soft fabrics

How to Remove Paint from Chrome (Easy Way)

Step 1

Apply the paint stripper or remover of your choice and liking. Make sure that you read and follow the factory’s instructions when you are utilizing any kind of chemical paint remover. Apply the paint remover so that it can thoroughly cover or coat the surface of the piece. Then place the piece in a plastic bag and seal it. In case the chrome is too huge for a plastic bag, then drape the treated region with plastic wrap and insulate it with tape. After that in both cases, allow the treated area or piece to sit overnight. Wipe out the paint using a delicate cloth or plastic scraper or nylon scrubber the next following day.

Step 2

Now you need to utilize Lacquer thinner. Soak a delicate cloth with lacquer thinner and let the cloth sit on the painted area to loosen up the paint. Make sure you inspect every 15 minutes until the paint loosens up and starts to tear down. Then use a delicate cloth or plastic scraper or nylon scrubber to wipe out the melted paint and paint remainder.

Step 3

Now you need to use an oven cleaner. Always make sure to read and follow the factory’s instructions as you use an oven cleaner to wipe out paint the similar way you use it to tidy up an oven. Spatter the oven cleaner on chrome until it is generously coated. Place the items in a plastic bag or you can cover them in plastic wrap and allow them to settle overnight. Wipe out the paint and remnant with a soft cloth or plastic scraper or nylon scrubber.

Step 4

Use a wet, delicate cloth to wipe out any surviving chemical sediment from the chrome. Rinse with water, if needed. Finally dry with a neat, delicate cloth.

Dumond Smart Strip by Peel Away One Quart ‘Sample Size’ Paint Remover, White

Tips for better removal of paint:-

  • You may need to do more than one application of your chosen paint remover to thoroughly remove paint from the area of the chrome.

Warnings to keep in mind as you remove paint from chrome rims:-

  • Remember to use all paint removers in a well-ventilated area.
  • Do not use metal scrapers to wipe out paint from chrome as they can scrape or scratch it.
  • Do not use steel wool to wipe out paint from chrome as it may perpetually defect the area.

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