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    Default Turning chrome into a brushed alloy look

    Im not the biggest fan of chrome, I like a brushed look better. For my grille I will go black but had an idea for the rear bumper. My bumper is bent & has a dent in the corner & I plan to get a roll pan some day. So I was thinking instead of painting it black could I sand the shine off the chrome & then seal it for a brushed alloy look? If its possible then what would I need? sandpaper grit, sealer & whatever else I would need? Since my bumper is damaged I'm not to scared to test on it but don't want it to look horrible lol.

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    I'm pretty sure if you sand it, the chrome will rust. You may want to spray a clear coat over it if you do sand it. The hardest thing wil be to keep the sanding all in one pattern. You will need to keep all the sanding in the same grain.

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    Thats ture. I wasn't even thinking about the grain lines that brushed alloy has. At least for something the big may work on smaller things. I think I'll just forget it & get a roll pan.

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    if you do sand the chrome up you oughta post some pics, that sounds interesting

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    Try using Scotch brite pads to scuff the chrome, I dont think you'll be able to scuff through the chrome so corrosion shouldnt be an issue and you shouldnt need to clear coat it.
    If you dont like the look of the scuffed chrome you can always paint it since you already have it scuff sanded.

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    Well like I said the bumper is damaged & not worth selling, may use it as a test monkey. Painting is always a last resort option, I've seen it done on here. Thanks everyone. Oh and of course I'll have pictures

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