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Old 02-05-2012, 02:03 PM
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Saw this thread figured I could throw my .02 in there. I work at a chrome plating shop and have a friend who does Powder for us sometimes.
It is better to have the chrome stripped of chemicaly to the Nickel underneath before blasting. Nickel is thicker and more durable than the chrome and less likley to peel or lift during blasting with pressure. Sure lifting or peeling won't happen on every bumper but it has happened. Usually from poor adheshion between the nickel & chrome from the factory.
High pressure "sand" blasting is not really needed on a good no pit plated bumper. Sand is course and can leave pits or become impregnated into the metal or lift/peel pating from friction.
Look for some other type of media blaster like baking soda or glass beading.

There are many ways to go about it.
Cabin A/F mod / Mopar CAI / 390hp hood spears / Extang Trifecta / Custom Badges / Interior-Exterior LED's / Painted eng cover

Last edited by Almond 04; 02-05-2012 at 02:28 PM.
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