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how can i rechrome plastic

I have a1967 chevelle conv. :welcome: I need the speeder face plate or the plastic part that has the speed reading on it what ever we want to call it, the chroming on it is gone.or I need to re chrome it.

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The original process is called vacuum metalizing and takes some very special equipment to accomplish. There are some paints that can be used but they are a tough go as well to get them to come out shiny. Best to do a google search and see what is out ther for you as options.

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Krylon has a series of metallic paints. #1010 is chrome. I've never tried them, and they are expensive. CLICK HERE

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there are plating places that can do plastic, my machine will do it if I had the conductive paint. its not cheap though, check around, you may want to paint marker it or model paint after you see prices.
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Go to a well stocked hobby shop. They sell something called alacad [spelling?] it is a paint when sprayed over black paint looks like chrome. Or while there pick up a copy of Scale Auto mag and look in ads. There are a couple of companies that chrome plastic very reasonable
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the hobbie shops have a chrome foil that will work on that its like 8.00 a sheet make sure before you use it the part is clean no bumps or cracks etcs when applied it looks factoy new. i have used it for gauge fronts before

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