Painting a camera black

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Painting a camera black

I have an old Oly rangefinder.  I'd like to paint the chrome parts black.  Specifically, I'd like to send the chrome parts to an electrostatic powder coating service.

Yeah - it's gonna be cool! I know!

The thing is, I can't find anyone who has actually done this.  Everyone on the Internet says "gotta strip off the chrome - right down to the brass before you paint".

Really? Is this true?  Why wouldn't paint, especially powder coatings, stick to sand-blasted matte finished chrome?

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