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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by junkyardjeff, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. junkyardjeff
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    I am thinking about getting the bumper hitch for my 55 Ford rechromed but might get sticker shock when I get a estimate so paint might be the way I go,years ago I seen some but it was more silver then chrome so is there any rattle can paint made today that looks close to chrome.
     
  2. gemcityrenegade
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  3. Cruiser
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    Do a search there are threads on chrome spray paint here on the HAMB. Just remember the chrome spray is paint and only good for interior parts. If, you want chrome get the real thing. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  4. anthony myrick
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    no ...but there is a spray chrome look system and will be expensive also.
     

  5. junkyardjeff
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    I will try to get a chrome estimate this week if there are any platers left in town,probably will get painted cast iron gray if the chrome will be too expensive.
     
  6. johnod
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    They have powder coat that looks pretty good.
     
  7. junkyardjeff
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    I forgot about powder coating it and will look into that first if there is anyone in the area still doing it.
     
  9. voodoo1
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    I recall a Gene Windfield video doing a chrome type paint on the top of one of his cars. Could be wrong. But it was within the last few years. You tube? Mike
     
  10. teejay99
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    They used to use ( and may still use ) chrome paint on a lot of the Toyota wheels in Nascar ...maybe look into that .

    T
     
  11. junkyardjeff
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    Found some rally wheel silver in the garage so that is what it got painted with,I know it would cost at least a hundred to plate it and need the money for bills so paint is it for now.
     
  12. Hell if that's all you wanted , Crayola has a chrome too.
     
  13. buddieboy
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    something called spectra chrome isnt it its real crome spryed from a sata pint gun hear a guy at werk talking bout it
     
  14. acadian_carguy
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    I don't have the extra cash to get real chrome plating. I've used Dupli-Color Chrome spray paint. Not bad. No...it is not real chrome, but the best that I have found. Good on small items.
     
  15. acadian_carguy
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    I hear you in having bills to pay! Good for you in having your priorities straight.
     
  16. Poesrodandcustom
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    Alsa has the best (chrome ) paint IMO. You have to lay out some really slick black paint first then shoot the chrome over it.
     
  17. LittleBritishCar
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    Where can you have a bumper chromed for a hundred? My last quote was four hundred for a little blade bumper!
     
  18. Poesrodandcustom
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    Best I can get for that price is zinc plating.
     
  19. HEATHEN
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    If there really was something that looked like chrome that came from a spray can, whoever held the patent on it would surpass Bill Gates in the wealth contest.
     
  20. tommy
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    Yeah it's right next to Santa Claus and the Easter bunny.
     
  21. Poesrodandcustom
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    Pretty dang close!
     

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  22. junkyardjeff
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    Not the bumper but the hitch and it would probably be at least a hundred and cant afford to spend much money right now on non essential stuff. I got thinking since all that is seen of the hitch is about 4 inches argent will do just fine for now,since its paint for wheels its probably more durable then the chrome looking paint.
     
  23. Short answer - Yes

    More complicated but actual answer - No
     
  24. dave f
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    hello there
    i am from belgium and we now all the products from spectra alsa and al the rest off them, and we have tested them also
    we have maked or own products here in europe and ist not easy to make them right
    so i can say thad the products thad i have made ,thad these are the best on the whole world , we have tested them 3 years long and the result is amazing
    we have done the european test and we have a adhesion from 10kilograms/cm2
    and we give the clients a waranty from 5 years
    grts dave f
     
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  26. Blue One
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    No matter what anyone else says, the answer is no.

    There may be something that comes close, and that will only be when freshly sprayed.

    The life expectancy will be very short as will be the life of the shine.

    Real chrome plating is the way to go and as they like to point out, also traditional :)
     

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