Not strictly a car but for a Raleigh Chopper so retro enough, it's a new one that has black full length mudguards, and I can only get hold of a new one in chrome, which means I have to paint it black. I'm adept with a spray can, but what's the process? I don't want it flaking off after 5 minutes as it's obviously a very smooth surface?
I painted the chromed light assemblies on my Rover years ago, fully expecting the paint to wash off after a few months, couple of years max but hasn't yet. What I did was stick the chrome parts in a blast cabinet, it seemed to dull them off a little so must have been enough to get a good keyed surface. Impressive light show of the beads bouncing off the chrome! Then Acid8 aerosol and black over the top.
Thanks guys doesn't seem too bad then, it's not a high contact part so hopefully paint sticks and stays there.
If you don't have access to a sand blaster a good key up with something like P320 - P400 - the critical step after this a good quality etch primer - then you can apply your top coat with the confidence that it will stay on the mudguard
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