stripping black paint off a Hasselblad A12 back

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If I am going to replace the cover off a beat up Hasselblad A12 black back, is there anyway to "strip" off the black paint to make it a chrome back?
 
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An automotive stripper would work great. Bondo/MarHyde (now 3M) makes a paint stripper that you can brush on called Tal-Strip.
 

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Are you sure that the back is Chrome plated under the black paint ?
 

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Whether it is as thick a layer as on chrome magazines, i don;t know.
But every owner of black Hasselblad magazines can tell you that there is pretty shiny stuff below the flaking black paint. :D
 

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ymc,
Let us know how this project turns out. I also have a shabby looking black A12 that could use a facelift.
Ted
 

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The ones I have seen with most of their black paint off did not have chrome underneath, the had a dark gray metal.

Terry
 

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The dark grey metal is beneath the chrome. So maybe they chrome flaked off on the magazines you have seen?
The black magazines wear down to a nice shine.
 
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