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Anyone know how to strip chrome plating off of plastic moldings? I was surprised to find it's about .003" thick.
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You're not painting those wagon mouldings black, are you? ;)
 

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Scuff them up with sandpaper or scothbrite pads and hope they don't peel after they've been painted.

Media blasting would probably be an option if the plastic could survive it.

Chemical stripping would probably really screwup the plastic moldings.
 

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Go to the auto part store and look at the paint section and you will find a porduct by VHT that preps the chrome with a etch coating for painting. I use it all the time for restoring Cougar and Thunderbirds because the front grill on them can only be purchased new with chrome. I have used this product now for 3 years and have not had one person come back about the paint coming of the grill work.
 

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Coupester said:
You're not painting those wagon mouldings black, are you? ;)
Some will be black, some will be body color.
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On plastic model kits I've used Easy-Off oven cleaner to get rid of the chrome plating on plastic. Of course, that's polystyrene plastic, I don't know what your moulding is made out of.

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