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PostSubject: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:11 am

Wondering if anyone has used a spray on do-it-yourself chrome kit? It looks to be easy to apply, (by trained individuals). I was wonder how durable it was too? Although, it appears to be pricey and how far does a kit go? One piece or enough to do several?

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:40 am

I dont know if it is real chrome? Ive heard/read the chroming process produces some nasty byproduct... If the parts arnt going to see much abuse, maybe nickle plating?

I dont know... but Im curious about it aswell, I have a vintage minibike that has chromed parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:55 pm

I've seen video's where they are chroming motorcycle sprockets! Can't get more beat up than that. Little more digging seems to be spray on silver?




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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:33 pm

Think you are going to try something?

Id much rather see someone else experiment and fail, than fail myself! lol! lol! lol!
One of these days Ill try it...
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:43 pm

I was thinking ahead for next year. My murray build would look pretty sweet with some pieces chromed.

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:50 pm

I look forward to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:51 pm

My experience with polished metal paints is that they dont work, but I dont think I primed it properly either.

Chorme is a metal plating, so anything sprayed wont be true chrome. Might be better off polishing the steel and clearcoating.

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:46 pm

It would probably be cheaper to just get the parts chromed the right way at a chrome shop. Usually runs about $10 to $25 a part which usually includes the shop cleaning, polishing, and the plating. They would knock down the price too if you polish the parts yourself also.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:29 pm

What about powder coating chrome? Just watching an eastwood video, what they did looks decent.
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome Kit   Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:32 pm

@TheBeal wrote:
What about powder coating chrome? Just watching an eastwood video, what they did looks decent.

I do that at my job. The outcome is the same as painting the part with chrome paint. Has no mirror finish to it. Would be as durable as an automotive urathane finish.
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