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Removing Paint ?without?


Probably should have put this under Shade Tree Mechanic since it's about my car bumper but decided to put it under PAINT.l

The front bumper on my '62 Fairlane has been painted with rattle can silver paint and before I send it to a rechrome shop I would like to know what the actual bumper looks like. My question is what should I use to remove the silver paint that won't damage the finish on the bumper or remove six layers of skin from my hands????

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Its probably some cheap enamel paint on there, so I would try some lacquer thinners or even acetone....I used some acetone to take the clear coat off a wheel today, worked pretty good...wear gloves

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Thanks Poncho, that's what I'll get. Been needing to go to the toy store anyhow (aka Home Depot)

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Em, if you are going to send it out for a rechrome, I wouldn't bother stripping that old paint. If you can't feel waves or see major pitting or kinks, the shop will just media blast it clean of all paint and old chrome, buff and grind it smooth, copper coat then chrome. It is not an inexpensive job, regardless, but choose your shop carefully. As far as what the original chrome looked like - that vintage of any brand, it probably needed that paint to cover the bare spots.



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Dave, you are probably correct but I just gotta know before I take the jump. Remember that needing vs wanting characteristic that we discussed on your 5th wheel thread? If cleaning the paint off turns out to be more than I bargained for then I'll just bite the bullet and be happy with a new chrome bumper.

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You can probably buy new bumpers cheaper than you can have them rechromed , I bought new bumpers for this Mustang for just over 100$ each ( 216$ for both) and they are really nice bumpers,

But Poncho and Dave are both right,, but if any of that old chrome is peeling off and you rub your hand or finger over it,, you are gonna get one hell-of-a cut,, just be careful,, that's all I,m saying.

I did a search for new bumpers,, and couldn't find anything for 62 fairlane, must be like be a RARE animal,

but rechroming will be rather spendy,   silver chrome paint is about 5 bucks a can,smilesmilesmilebiggrin  Body color?



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Yeah Amigo, I too googled the WWW and couldn't find a bumper no wheres.  It's probably gonna cost me between 5 and 6 bills but I'm thinking it will be worth it.  The rear bumper is in good shape as you can see and the front bumper is really Vintage and Large so I would have to add some pyyyyzzzaaaaazzz don't you agree?



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Look what I found Amigo - - - the old boy is looking to make sure the front bumper is decent and will call me back.  This place is only 3.5 hours from the house too.  Fingers crossed.

http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Parts%20Cars/Ford/Fairlane%20-%20Ranchero%20-%20Torino%20-%20Elite/Fairlane%20-%20Ranchero%20-%20Torino%20-%20Elite%20Sub-Pages/Fairlane%20-%20Ranchero%20-%20Torino%20-%20Elite.html



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 21st of July 2014 04:03:04 PM



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Some of those 'parts cars' are better then what we up here in Yankeeland start with for a cruiser car



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You're bumpers look to be in great condition for a re-chrome , with a small amount of work,, any small dents and twists can be repaired, then triple plated ,, which is copper, nickel and chrome,  but if the present chrome isn't peeling they just strip off the chrome and re-plate with a single stage dip of chrome,, but it won't be as shiney as the triple plate,

Triple plating is expensive, but is not necessary for a daily type driver, its more for show cars etc,,

might try a exchange,  trading yours for already plated bumpers,,, just depends  on how much you re wanting to spend, acll some shops in you're area and see what they have,,

I'll call a couple of shops that I have dealt with before,, and see what they have,,,

check this site out, just so you know what all is involved in the process,,

I worked in a chrome shop many years ago, when I was racing sprint cars,, and would go in on Saturdays and clean up the shop, and plated my stuff , for free,,, been about 100 years ago,wink 

http://tripleplatechrome.com/Plating_Process.php

 



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Thanks Amigo, the feller called back and said that he had one that was decent ?except? on the drivers side there was some minor damage. He said he would send me some pics (hasn't yet) so I can compare it with what I already have and make a decision. Thanks for the link.  My youngest son, Bo, got into knife making several years back and we had a couple of buffing wheels and all kinds of rouge compound.  I really enjoyed helping and could get interested in that very easily again.
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Finally got the pics and I'm waiting for a quote from him now.  My bumper is straighter but his is chromed so the price will make my decision for me since it's not a trailer queen but just a cruiser.

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It looks like on  the bottom edge of the  Passenger side has been pulled out,  that bumper might polish out ok but then again pictures don't always tell the whole story

is the chrome on you're bumper peeling anywhere, if not it could be good enough to save,, strip that paint off and see what ya got,, and go from there

maybe al poco just got spray happy,, its worth a lookie anyway



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checking under the paint is my next step, Amigo
have a great weekend,
Em

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