painting over chrome...

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chrome is bad....despite the fact it makes you go faster, I generally avoid it...

as part of my TBI motor swap, I'm installing a custom gauge cluster, replacing the factory one. Niner delivered a sweet stainless unit this weekend, and I started fitting gauges last night. Problem is, 3 of my gauges are black surrounds (oil, water, volt) and 2 are chrome (tach and hour).

anything special I need to do to the Chrome to paint over it, or is it as simple as taping off the glass and hitting it with some semi-gloss?
 
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My guess is that paint won't stick to chrome unless you sand it thoroughly, maybe 220 grit. Tough to do unless you can remove the bezels to work on them.
 
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Chrome has no place on my cruiser. Blech.... :mad:
I'll leave that for the heep's.

I used the 3M sanding pads (kinda look like sponges) and it worked really well. Much easier to use than paper. I was painting the chrome plated plastic on my grill tho.
 

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