To paint over chrome plating, wash the surface, sand it, apply self-etching primer and filler, paint the chrome, and apply sealant. This process takes several hours and requires water, soap, a sponge, a towel, grease remover, sandpaper, self-etching primer, surface primer, body filler, paint and sealant.Know More
Wash the surface with soapy water, rinse it, and apply grease remover according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Sand the chrome with 80-grit sandpaper until the surface is dull and rough.
Cover the chrome with self-etching primer. Follow the directions on the package, and give the primer time to dry. Sand the dried primer if the instructions recommend it.
Cover the chrome with surface filler, and let it dry. If any roughness or gouges remain visible, fill them with body filler. Lightly sand the primed surface. If you accidentally sand through the primer, reapply it, and wait for it to dry before you proceed. Wash the sanded surface, and apply grease remover.
Apply one or two coats of paint, let the surface air dry, and cover the paint with clear sealant. Do not touch the surface until the sealant dries and hardens.
To fix an automobile dent, sand it, pack the dent with body filler, sand the dried filler, apply primer and paint, and cover the paint with sealant. This process requires sandpaper, body filler, polyresin hardener, a filler applicator and primer. You'll also need paint, sealant, gloves and a particle mask.Full Answer >
To paint Formica and other laminate surfaces, sand the Formica, then apply a primer or paint designed to adhere to smooth surfaces, and seal the paint with high-gloss acrylic sealant. Some paints require priming first, while others can be applied directly to the Formica.Full Answer >
To sand down concrete, remove any coating, seal the cracks and joints with an epoxy filler, attach metal-bonded diamond discs to a grinder, and sand the surface of the concrete. Start with a 30- or 40-grit diamond disc, and slowly increase the grit until you reach the desired finish.Full Answer >
To repair a cracked acrylic bathtub, drill holes around the crack, insert foam, apply filler, sand it, paint the surface, and buff it. This one-day project requires a drill, foam insulation, polyester filler, a knife, a rubber applicator, sandpaper, rags, alcohol, paint, a paint gun, urethane compound and a buffer.Full Answer >