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Want to powder coat a chrome snare drum





December 23, 2008

I have a snare drum that I would like to strip the chrome off and then powder coat it. is this possible? can this be done with the chrome still on? or can it be painted with the chrome still on?

Brian Harris
hobbyist - Boise, Idaho



December 23, 2008

Hi, Brian. The chrome has to go, the nickel plating underlying it ought to go but it may not be absolutely necessary. Some powder coaters have reported success by lightly blasting to remove the chrome and roughen the nickel before powder coating.

Regards,

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


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