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Possible to sand chrome to get brushed look?



(-----) 2006

Hi there, I just bought a new Harley and I hate the look of chrome! Is it possible for me to sand the chrome with with either sandpaper or scotch-brite pad to get a matt brushed look?

Dean James Naguib
hobbyist - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2006

Unfortunately not, Dean. The 'chrome' is actually nickel plating of several thousandths thick followed by chrome plating measured in the millionths. You'll remove the chrome and lose the corrosion resistance. But if you want to risk that, you can get down to nickel plating, which will tarnish a "yellowish" color that you may find more pleasing.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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