Originally Posted by ooweel
Typical Buco mounts had poor chrome on the seen side and the bottom sides were just lightly chromed. To do it period correct you will have to have them re-chromed. If you gonna just paint them? Powder coat them? They will have to be media blasted. Powder coating them in the new pewter color probably be the ticket?
Oh sorry for the confusion, I was just going to clean the mounting brackets best I can (I like vintage patina - you should see my '58 Lambretta). I was asking about stripping and repainting the fiberglass bags themselves which have been sprayed black. Currently, I'm slowly, tediously sanding them and trying to get them smooth again. Chemical stripper seemed to have no real effect.