Paint chrome control plate

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Paint chrome control plate

Post by ChristheRat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:34 pm

Has anyone painted a chrome control plate? Looking to do a gloss black, but have no idea what paint to use and if there’s a certain process? Thanks:)
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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by Futuron » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:32 am

Paint (or anything) doesn't stick to chrome well. It'll eventually chip/peel off easily. I've used sprays and paint markers. Even magic so-called "this primer will make paint stick to chrome" products don't give you enduring cover.

Some people first remove the chrome plating, then paint the steel. Care needs to be taken as the chrome particles are health hazardous.

You could try electro-plating. (I haven't)
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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by paulnb57 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:23 am

Another option could be to use the metal plate as a template to cut a new one from Scratchplate material?....

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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by ChristheRat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 am

Futuron wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:32 am
Paint (or anything) doesn't stick to chrome well. It'll eventually chip/peel off easily. I've used sprays and paint markers. Even magic so-called "this primer will make paint stick to chrome" products don't give you enduring cover.

Some people first remove the chrome plating, then paint the steel. Care needs to be taken as the chrome particles are health hazardous.

You could try electro-plating. (I haven't)
Good to know thank you! I’ll look up electro plating
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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by ChristheRat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 am

paulnb57 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:23 am
Another option could be to use the metal plate as a template to cut a new one from Scratchplate material?....
Oh dang haha, yeah that’s a good idea, I’ll prolly just do that:)
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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by Scarabeus » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:20 pm

They have black plate sets on eBay... saw a set for around $20 USD

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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by ChristheRat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:41 pm

Scarabeus wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:20 pm
They have black plate sets on eBay... saw a set for around $20 USD
Coooool. I’ll check that out. Thanks!
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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by jvin248 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:35 am

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The other option is get a roll of black vinyl shelf paper at the kitchen department. Peel 'n Stick. Trim the edges. Done.
I've covered some nasty strat pickguards before rather than replace. You can get different designs too.

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Re: Paint chrome control plate

Post by JSutter » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:23 pm

I had good success using adhesion promoter before spray paint when I painted a chrome grille on my truck.

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