Dechrome and or paint locking hubs

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Maggie86M1008

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I just got some brand new Warn locking hubs for my m1008. Is there a way to dechrome and/or paint these? They stick out really bad against the Army green of my truck. Thanks
 

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Scuff the chrome with scotch-brite and pain flat black.

Paint a red line like the original military paint job. (if desired)
 

cucvrus

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https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?137671-CUCV-head-gasket-head-or-change-engine-survey/page21

POST 201. I use a little more aggressive method than scuffing. I disassemble the hubs and use the 30 2" rotary pads to get down to the copper layer below the chrome. Use a good etching primer and final coat in the desired color. Allow coats to dry before applying an additional coat. I will say they won't chip. But that is hard to say depending on use. I also have changed the new parts into the old painted hubs or used the old hub outer knobs/ covers on new Warn inner hub bodies. What ever works for you. Good Luck. Have a Happy Holiday. Be Safe.
 

Tinstar

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A coat of zinc chromate will etch into the chrome and provide a great base
for paint.
It’s available in rattle cans
 
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