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Old 03-20-2012, 08:43 AM
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Alsa Stretch Chrome Film vs Innate Chrome

well guys I got myself a sample of Alsa's NEW Stretch Chrome film and it looks like Alsa used their best chrome paint(Mirra Chrome) instead of their Spray On Chrome Fx chemicals(which I will be testing in another thread) I kinda had this feeling so I went ahead and bought a Innate Chrome Paint kit also(with their own protective clear) and I will be testing it against alsa's best.

the Contenders first face off..

Innate Chrome Paint and protective clear


Alsa Stretch Chrome film



I'm not new to chrome painting, I have been playing with Chrome Paint and Spray on Chrome for a few years now, below spoons where painted years ago with a chinese brand rattle can chrome paint.(to practice my technique)




both of these chrome paints will be tested with a protective clear coat as Alsa's Stretch Chrome comes already sealed wit their clear...

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Ok I was going to use plastic spoons for this test, but somebody wanted me to fix their motorbike rear view mirror covers, so it was a good time to put this guys to the test..



this is how all starts, a perfect or near perfect mirror like black base coat(my all time favorite and the one I use for all of my jobs, 2k Urethane automotive grade Sherwin williams clear coat, with a black base)



glossiest Black


Innate Chrome Paint after 2 hour dry time and buff with polishing towel(included in the kit)




Innate Chrome after 4 hour dry time(Innate says you have to wait 24 hours) and with their protective Clear coat, which is by far the clearest clear I have seen on my life and it works better than Future water based sealer





now vs Alsa Stretch Chrome Film(which is just their mirra chrome paint in a film)

I must say I just dont have a use for their film as of now, I could not get it to work nice on this piece.. but you can see how good is their paint and clear..(both Innate and Alsa are cleared here)



as you can see seems like Alsa Chrome paint is a little bit better, but it has a highly polished aluminum tone of color, where as the Innate chrome shade its closer to real chrome( its abit darker), so far I prefer paint over any film..



a few videos coming soon..
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Innate chrome No Clear..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZMiI9vO15s


Innate Chrome with their protective clear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YxWIr0PbO8


Innate Chrome with 2k Urethane Clear coat(after the protective clear was dry) I will be polishing it out on monday I know it can get better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a31QDFBnNKE


IŽm not a pro but hope you guys like it..
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Interesting post, thanks Marvin. I am going to research this a little myself, my neighbor is restoring a 58 Chev and could use this process on some small interior parts, there are no decent chrome shops in this area.
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Interesting post, thanks Marvin. I am going to research this a little myself, my neighbor is restoring a 58 Chev and could use this process on some small interior parts, there are no decent chrome shops in this area.
No Problemo amigo. Alsa Stretch Chrome Film its a little bit more reflective, but it looks more like highly highliy polish aluminum in its tone, the Innate chrome tone its more of a real chrome tone(Darker shade). Alsa Stretch chrome film its realy hard to stretch and its hard on curved surfaces, for small parts I would use Innate or Mirra chrome if you donŽt mind paying more. I my self will use Innate in the future(I Plan to chrome an entire bike, which will be a first here in Nicaragua)
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IŽll be using Innate chrome paint again, IŽll be repairing an old rear view mirror for a customer.. will be posting pics of the finished part





stay tunned..
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IŽll be using Innate chrome paint again, IŽll be repairing an old rear view mirror for a customer.. will be posting pics of the finished part





stay tunned..
same pice after prep..





after black glossy basecoat(to be ready for Innate Chrome Paint)





I think by Saturday I will have update pics..
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ok guys this is how the finished piece(with 2k clear coat) looks



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chrome paint.........

Hi,it looks decent,BUT,does anyone have info on how long it lasts?
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eastwood crome paint

I used eastwoods paint but found out you have to let it dry in the sun -80 plus heat for 2 weeks then it does real good but here in oregon that dosen't happen very often
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Hi,it looks decent,BUT,does anyone have info on how long it lasts?
it will last as long as the protective clear coat allows it, so in my case I use automotive grade 2K Urethane clear coat(3 coats) from SW
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how does it react to gas

can it be used on carbarators?
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can it be used on carbarators?
no, but it can be used in many other items...
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Is the clear supplied by innate not durable enough?
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chrome on a carb.

I just sprayed a holley carb with liquid chrome over black i painted the black 2 weeks age and baked the carb. parts at 140 degrees for 3 hrs then sprayed 3 coats waiting to apply clear
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