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Anyone know how they paint "color chrome"

I was just wondering how they do this and if it was possible to paint a truck like this. It is becoming popular on diecast models. It is probably illegal to have this on a street vehicle but maybe a show truck? I would like to do this to my truck. The same color orange as in the picture.

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here is the pic-
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it is a fake plastic chrome plating, that comes in many colors including the original chrome, when you see plastic parts chromed, this is what is used. don't know if an entire car could be done or not tho.
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Por-15 makes a colour chrome paint I think. i have no idea what the cost is or remember what it was displayed on. i guess check out their web site. They had a bunch of diff. colours.
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It's an optical illusion with paint.
Not to difficult for a SKILLED graphic's painter,which I'm not but doing a fullsized vehicle would take some doing.
Probably be easier & cheaper to get vinyl like the racer's do.

Good question though as I haven't SEEN any fullsized vehicles done this way.
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it is a fake plastic chrome plating, that comes in many colors including the original chrome, when you see plastic parts chromed, this is what is used. don't know if an entire car could be done or not tho.
This is on a diecast car- diecast cars are metal, But it may have some kind of plastic plating- I was thinking of something like, they put an electrical charge on the metal and spray it with some special kind of paint, but I don't know, that is why I'm asking. Thanks for the response
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I think what your talking about is made by Alsa Corp.

Its brand new technology and you spray a "high gloss" base than the chrome is sprayed like a three stage and than cleared.

They have done a complete mustang.

Its called "mirraChrome" and has 97% the reflective rate of real chrome.

$800-900 a gallon, plus the special base.
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Read this post.. Guy here used it and really like it.. You will see the tank on this bike is not as shiny as chrome, but he was going after an aluminum look.

Chrome painting made easy

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http://sportruck.com/events/sema03/wheels-tires/9.html

here's a job done with alsa for the '03 SEMA show, top left.
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Guess I missed something here as I didn't SEE any chrome,just the effect of it on that model car.
Chrome paint?
Or,was it paint OVER chrome?
Or,chrome OVER paint?
Overchrome?
Underchrome?
Howchrome?

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Guess I missed something here as I didn't SEE any chrome,just the effect of it on that model car.
Chrome paint?
Or,was it paint OVER chrome?
Or,chrome OVER paint?
Overchrome?
Underchrome?
Howchrome?

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Sorie, I's try in keeep up.
ALL dat chrome blinedid me fer a minit in ah loss my mine.
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This is on a diecast car- diecast cars are metal, But it may have some kind of plastic plating- I was thinking of something like, they put an electrical charge on the metal and spray it with some special kind of paint, but I don't know, that is why I'm asking. Thanks for the response
yes, it is a plastic chrome plating, meaning the plating is plastic, it can be used on metal.
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This is on a diecast car- diecast cars are metal, But it may have some kind of plastic plating- I was thinking of something like, they put an electrical charge on the metal and spray it with some special kind of paint, but I don't know, that is why I'm asking. Thanks for the response
yes, it is a plastic chrome plating, meaning the plating is plastic, it can be used on metal. if I remember right www.chromeillusion.com is a site for it.
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