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Old 01-09-2012, 06:54 PM
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Has anyone seen, done or know anyone that has used this process? A cheap set-up is 3 grand. I am curious. http://www.sprayonchrome.com/equipment.html

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Don't know anything about that process, but my buddy had his engine accessories powder coated with ultimate chrome. They look good and cost a lot less than that.
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I've seen it both done and the finish product. They had a demonstration at the Pomona Grand Dragster show.. It appears like chrome but when you look closely you'll see the difference. Chrome has a shiny clear appearance where this is slightly duller. With the cost of the equipment, unless your planning on doing a lot of parts and your friends cars, the cost is not worth it. Chrome plating is still much better, more durable. This product is better than chrome powdercoating. I'll give it that...
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Jay Leno did a video on that stuff on his web site. It's pretty good especially for things like pot metal, fiberglass, plastics and the like. Here is the video.

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Jay Leno did a video on that stuff on his web site. It's pretty good especially for things like pot metal, fiberglass, plastics and the like. Here is the video.

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All I can say is WOW ! ! That is an amazing process. I think a guy could open up a shop doing that, and make a living at it, once he got it advertised properly. If I was a little younger, I'd go for it.
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[QUOTE=Centerline]Jay Leno did a video on that stuff on his web site. It's pretty good especially for things like pot metal, fiberglass, plastics and the like. Here is the video.

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My neighbor saw the Jay segment on tv, this is what got me started. He has a 58 Chev Bel Air, nice car but EVERYTHING chrome needs some help. Lots of interior parts, I was wondering if this process would stand up to the rigors of time and does it really look as decent as the videos? Chroming in Cal. is a crap shoot, expensive and just doesn't seem to be the quality of years ago. We're actually thinking of getting a mess of chrome together from guys in our club and shooting down to Mexicali, Mexico. When I was working in El Centro a few years ago I met a shop owner that does that, he has some good connections. BUT, if this is pretty good, we may get a few guys to invest in this process.
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Alsa Mirachrome comes in small quantities use your own spray equipment. On the flip side, here is a less than satisfied review of the product.

Sad truth is there is no substitute for the good old polishing wheel and acid baths.

Another option is DIY chrome. I bought one of the little Caswell CopyChrome kits for my model work and it works great. Key as always is surface preparation but with a highly polished surface, this one step plating process is chrome. Caswell also sells triple chrome plating kits. This web site is fun to browse even if you never guy any of ther stuff. IF you decide to DIY, spend as much for polishing equipment as you do for the plating stuff. That preliminary work is critally important to a good result.

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