I agree that real chrome is the best. There are several alternatives, though, that can "do" until the budget or final plans allow.
I disagree about Alsa being junk. It's not the same system as originally outlined, but what car owner is going to fork out that much money for any system that will only be used once, or in a home/shop scenario? Alsa's Mirror Chrome, as well as many of their other paint systems are pretty neat. Not chrome; but.....
There is also another system that I've seen briefly; called Cosmichrome. It was briefly described in reference to a car covered in the current edition of Street Rodder. It is a water-based system that can be used on metal, wood, plastic, and lots of other stuff. Wow, imagine the possibilities......chrome seats, chrome tires, chrome.....whatever.
Last edited by dalesy; 12-20-2009 at 08:11 AM.