Originally Posted by sixxshooter
I thought of that option also . My paint guy tells me that painting over Crome will end with chipping but he mentioned the sand paper pre paint method . I'll run it by him .
If you prep the chrome right you will not have an issue.
My grille shell was chrome I painted over it. My mirror caps were chrome I painted over them.
My rear brow was chrome and I painted over that.
I have a friend that works at a body shop, he has painted several parts for me.
He tells me what to do for prep and he does the painting, If I do the prep I get the part painted faster and he charges less.
It is the same deal with plastic parts.
If you don't prep them properly the paint will either peel or chip off.
If you prep the caps like I am suggesting you will have a solid paint job for years to come.
The key is the clear coat you use. Don't use any of the rattle can crap unless it is 2K or catalyzed otherwise it will turn yellow in a year or the gloss will disappear after a few months in the sun.