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Is there any way to blacken Chrome?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by DaveCustomMade, Jun 1, 2004.


  1. Again, I say, Is there any way to blacken Chrome?

    Thank you, in advance. :)
     
  2. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    scuff it up and paint it black : P
     
  3. :eyebrow:

    Yeah. .. . . . .. . THAT would look nice.

    :( :crying: :bawl:
     
  4. Nothing short of actually paying to have them black chromed, no. There's a difference between black chrome, and black enamel... but you knew that.
     
  5. Yes, black enamel would scrape right off and make it look like crap. :scowl:

    Having them black chromed would probably cost a lot more than buying black hardware. I'm cheap, and trying to find a way to NOT have to buy new hardware. :oops: ;)
     
  6. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    possibly look into DIY powder coat sets....

    i know summit racing sells them for plating cars

    www.summitracing.com
     
  7. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Yea, Powdercoating would be the way to go IMHO, but that wouldn't be cheap...

    There's an adage in hot rodding, that I think applies here:

    Q. How much does it cost to build a fast car?
    A. How fast do you wanna go.

    Question is, how bad to you want black chrome hardware?
     

  8. As a matter of fact, the Eastood Co. has a DIY powder coating system for small parts that costs less than a decent spray gun. Then you won't have to stop at black - you can do all of the other colors, metallics, and clears.