I teach myself and I learn. Not easy at times for this bear, but I try…

I have always disliked the grill situation that Volga GAZ imposed upon the car that we have. I decided after watching the newest grill at the front of the car start rusting immediately and showing how terrible cheap chrome items can be. I decided to alter and make what I consider the best drill for the Volga 310221…

Completely redone grill for Sammy the Volga…
Chipping failed attempt…
Sammy as when she was new and original grill!

I studied all the data that I could gather about painting over chrome and found that, as I learned years ago, painting over chrome is a no no…

So I spent several days and removed the chrome from the new grill. The grill that was actually worthless with tiny rust spots appearing like instantly when installed years ago. The old one actually ended up back on the car and it was a yearly painted thing that never would be usable in the long term…

I wanted a certain look…

I got that look and if I did my job correctly? I hope it lasts…

What to Consider When Beginning to Paint Chrome ✔ Our Recommendations for Chrome Paint ✔ The Best Method for Painting Chrome ✔

Source: How to Paint Chrome – The Best Methods for Painting Over Chrome

Link above is as good as anything to try to learn and if your ever desire and I mean you have to really want to paint over chrome. The sanding is endless…

But worth the end results…

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.