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How to dull Chrome?

My taste go for the most part to dull finish like the gun guys out there would know as "satin stainless" but of course all the chrome from Honda and after market parts shine. How do dull them up without taking the plating off of them?
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Best I could think of would be scotch-brite pads?

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Media Blasting will produce the most consistent texture.

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Originally Posted by Tin_Can_Terminator View Post
Media Blasting will produce the most consistent texture.

consistency is going to be vital!

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Yeah, if you do it by hand it's going to end up looking splotchy. Going to have to use a blast cabinet

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Post pics when you're done with it. I'm curious to see how it turns out.

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dulling chrome??/this is an outrage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have a couple friends..did this...blasting booth works best...easy does it on the plasty chrome parts...
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:53 AM
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Do not use " sand blasting ".

Find someone who does " soda blasting ".

It's a finer media and I think more likely to give you the desire you are looking for.

Let someone do it for you, that knows what you want and they are doing. If you are not careful about it, you might see what is UNDER the chrome!

It's a nice look and a cool way to rescue scratched chrome!

The best way to obtain the " satin chrome " look is really to strip off the chrome and media blast the base metal to a satin finish, the chrome will take on that finish according to these people ....

Re: satin chrome finish ?
Make the base metal satin by bead blasting, or buffing with a scrubber wheel, then plate. The plated finish takes on the finish of the base metal.
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I would like to see this when done too.


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