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Old 08-05-2021, 02:26 PM   #1
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I have a small piece that looks like it was originally a very shinny zinc plated finish NOT a chrome finish and part of it has flaked off and rusted......Have any of you "Barner's" used any of the rattle can "shinny" finish spray paint with good results??? Its a small horn screen SO not in direct line of sight type of piece that is sort of up inside the trumpet of the horn!!!



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Old 08-05-2021, 02:40 PM   #2
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Never painted one but made a replacement a while ago out of stainless mesh of the appropriate dimension from EBAY.


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...creen&_sacat=0
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:18 PM   #3
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Never painted one but made a replacement a while ago out of stainless mesh of the appropriate dimension from EBAY.


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...creen&_sacat=0
Hmmmmmm, my screen is domed shape and has a flanged edge AND the mesh is little round holes NOT screen SO not sure I can make a standard mesh work PLUS the above mentioned detail IS pretty noticeable and part of the "Euro" look AND its "original"!!!!


Thanks for your input Sir
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:32 PM   #4
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For anyone interested, I just "youtube'd" Chrome spray paint and this fellows
video was pretty helpful.....I will post some before and after shots of my piece based on one of the three products he tested!!!!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL4IYoxJqu4
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Old 08-05-2021, 04:58 PM   #5
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Rustoleum rattle can chrome just looks like silver paint. Don't use if wanting a comparable chrome like finish.
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Old 08-06-2021, 09:06 AM   #6
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I saw a 1935 Ford truck grille that had been powder-coated with a chrome like powder that looked really good. You might want to look into something like that.
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Old 08-06-2021, 09:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. Fortunately for me, I pulled my piece out to clean it with a small wire brush OR maybe blast it in my cabinet and found that the "suspect" area was just MUNGE!! I cleaned it with some warm soapy water and its ready to be re-installed. Thanks for everyone's in put!!!!
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Old 08-06-2021, 11:00 AM   #8
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There’s this stuff may try it someday.

https://alsacorp.com/product/easy-chrome/
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Old 08-06-2021, 11:11 AM   #9
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There’s this stuff may try it someday.

https://alsacorp.com/product/easy-chrome/
That looks very interesting. Expensive, but interesting.
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