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John_D

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Looks good, but if you want to paint any of the plastic 'chrome' bits you need to chemically strip the chrome off first to stop the paint chipping off ...
 
Looks good, but if you want to paint any of the plastic 'chrome' bits you need to chemically strip the chrome off first to stop the paint chipping off ...
Thanks for the tip. I'm not a professional painter, but I think I got some sort of acid at work that might do the trick, if it's not strong enough to melt plastic. Will find out before i use it tho.
 

John_D

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Radio Code Guru
Thanks for the tip. I'm not a professional painter, but I think I got some sort of acid at work that might do the trick, if it's not strong enough to melt plastic. Will find out before i use it tho.
NOT acid, but bleach, see my thread HERE. It's a slow process but works well and the final results are very good...
I fitted the front and rear 'Nissan' badges and decided that I fancied a change with the 'Micra' badge on the tailgate so got a K11 one, which has a nice slanting font, from ebay, stripped and painted that, only to find, on removing the original badge, that it left a ghost outline in the paintwork, which no amount of 'T cutting' and polishing would remove, that wasn't fully covered by the K11 badge:mad:.
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In the end I stripped and painted the original Micra badge and re-fitted that.
Anyone need a nice black K11 'Micra' badge?
 
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