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Old 07-21-2011, 03:24 PM
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I'm sorry.. when we get up and running, I'll repost in the right place
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WHEN did silver colored coatings become chrome?

I always thought chrome is slang for Chromium, one of the 92 naturally occurring chemical elements.
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Technology is ever changing.
The chrome you see on factory grills is chrome although applied in a different manner from dipping hard chrome. Hang loose.. the believing will be in the seeing.
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Yes that is for sure the grills on today's cars remind me of my AMT kits, plastic chrome parts no thanks.
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Unfortunately the EPA has made it ever more difficult for manufacturing to stay in the US. Chrome shops are a very good example. Used to be a Mom & Pop chrome shop in almost every decent sized town. Thanks to EPA regulations most have been forced to shut down and there are only a few large chrome shops left.

With the advances in technology alternatives have come and gone. There were the chrome spray bombs, which were pretty pathetic and a few others. However, the silver plating technique (which is similar to the way the reflective surface is sprayed on glass for mirrors) is the best yet. True, its not as durable as the metal Chrome plating we're used to, but it is just as durable as your BC/CC paint job will ever be and it looks just as good as the real thing. Its also environmentally friendly. When done properly it is the closest thing to actual chrome plating anyone's come up with so far, and sorry guys..... get used to it because that's where the industry is heading. Like it or not, real chrome will soon become something only the very rich can afford and thanks to the EPA... you'll be sending your stuff to China to be done.

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Ford, GM, Mercedes, all the major car makers use the type system that I am talking about. We are not talking about silver paint in no form or fashion.
Any metals I would for sure do hard chrome or traditional chrome.
Back in the day they plowed a field with a mule......
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Ford, GM, Mercedes, all the major car makers use the type system that I am talking about. We are not talking about silver paint in no form or fashion.
Any metals I would for sure do hard chrome or traditional chrome.
Back in the day they plowed a field with a mule......
if the mule ain't fartin'.....


Centerline hit the nail on the head. EPA has ruined small industry in America, greed ruined big industry.
I'd be all for an alternative. We use a powder that is called mirror chrome in a PC business. even with High gloss clear, it only looks like polished ceramic coatings. Which in certain applications, looks killer. It's not chrome, just an alternative.
This process you speak of sounds interesting.
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I think that items like front axles will not hold up all that well. Chrome gets pretty rad after some miles on an item such as that. I like some chrome valve covers, common stuff. So I think chrome will be around, custom chrome parts, not massed produced, yes that will be expensive. Paint is paint any way you slice it, plating well it is what it is. There is always the powder coatings maybe something there down the road. But for now I would seek out plating myself, got a harley had the inner primary chromed 198something looks as good as the day I got it back from Browns.
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Any News raceral?

I was able to assamble a small but practial spray on chrome system for no more than $200 and so far I can do small to medium pieces and started business here in nicaragua.
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Question:

I have seen a few cars done with this type of paint.

If you actually use the car... allow it outside of a locked garage... or allow people to get close to it... it will eventually be damaged.

Can you successfully spot repair it without shooting the whole thing again?
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As said earlier the EPA has closed up all the small chrome shops. Guess what guys the small body shops and do it yourselfers that want to paint a car will be next. The powers that be are already working on it. Wont be long you wont be-able to buy paint over the counter at the parts store just because you want to.
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I have seen a few cars done with this type of paint.

If you actually use the car... allow it outside of a locked garage... or allow people to get close to it... it will eventually be damaged.
its as hard as the top protective clear coat you use(I use 2K urethane SW clear coat)

[QUOTE=TucsonJayCan you successfully spot repair it without shooting the whole thing again?[/QUOTE] yes its possible

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As said earlier the EPA has closed up all the small chrome shops. Guess what guys the small body shops and do it yourselfers that want to paint a car will be next. The powers that be are already working on it. Wont be long you wont be-able to buy paint over the counter at the parts store just because you want to.
when Spray On Chrome become against the Law then Iīll be an Outlaw..


My Small Spray On Chrome System for small to Medium pieces will be posted soon.....
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this is a video of my DIY Spray On Chrome System doing its thing in a bike Headlight plastic cover, I also did the bikeīs shock absorber plastic covers in blue chrome

let me now if you canīt see the video



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before(prep with 2k Urethane single stage black from SW, no buffing at all)


after being silvered


Shock Absorber covers


now how they look on the bike(after protective clear)




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ok seems I canīt post youtubevideos here.. but here is the link, if its possible for me to post a video but I just dont know how to do it, can a moderator help me out here..

here is the link of the video

http://youtu.be/-PKJsZX1Lt4
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