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Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint #2835998
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I know this topic has been posted before but I heard there's been new products that have developed out there to simulate real chrome.
Anyone know what the newest and best product out there?
I saw Eastwood hassomething out now but not sure of the results.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Sammy] #2836011
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Alsa Corp. Mirror Chrome is an awesome product.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: R3 Racing] #2836033
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Originally Posted by R3 Racing
Alsa Corp. Mirror Chrome is an awesome product.


Have you used it?
I saw it on the Google shopping.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Sammy] #2836057
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Have it wrapped...


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Dragula] #2836340
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I have yet to see a quality property that works.


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: BloFish] #2836372
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I guy I know had some parts powder coated chrome, he said that it looks awesome. I have not seen it for myself.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: BloFish] #2836387
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Originally Posted by BloFish
I have yet to see a quality property that works.



This is definitely something that depends on the person doing it. THE most critical part to getting a good chrome finish is the clear coat. IF you follow the instructions you are applying the chrome to a polished black surface. This is where its tricky. IF that first coat of clear does not dry fast...it wants to "float" the chrome off the black. There is literally no adhesion because you are putting it over a smooth, shiny surface. This is when people get a fuzzy or grey appearance instead of a clean chrome look. Alsa does make a 1K clear that works great for the first coat to lock it down. Just use any regular clear after that.
It is a tricky process and each time i do it, they come out a little better...LOL


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Dragula] #2836390
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Originally Posted by Dragula
Have it wrapped...


This is what I'm going to try and have done. Just have to find a place around her to do it.


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: n20mstr] #2836392
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Can you post some pics? Curious of the final appearance. There was a place local to me that could “chrome” Anything.
They had a piece of paper chromed in the office. The owner went to the pokie for something and i have no idea where stuff like this can be done now.
I did a fiberglass cuda bumper with chrome tape that looked great from 20 ft away.


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: TRENDZ] #2836404
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Poked around this stuff a couple times. Have seen the product at SEMA and a shop in Vegas. If you can find someone in your area that does it I think it would be your best bet.

https://www.cosmichrome.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Cosmichrome

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Al_Alguire] #2836420
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There is a place in Haysville, KS called Alternative Chrome Creations.

He does the spray chrome stuff and it is AMAZING!

Last he told me, though, is he won't do bumpers anymore. Said they turn yellow over time IIRC?

For things like interior plastics it works really well.


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: GY3] #2836489
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Originally Posted by GY3
There is a place in Haysville, KS called Alternative Chrome Creations.


Last he told me, though, is he won't do bumpers anymore. Said they turn yellow over time IIRC?


Is that because of excessive UV exposure vs. the interior?

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I believe so.


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Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Sammy] #2836494
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I have used it. The surface must be perfect. The chrome goes over black and then a clear goes on top.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: R3 Racing] #2836670
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Originally Posted by R3 Racing
I have used it. The surface must be perfect. The chrome goes over black and then a clear goes on top.


Were you happy with the end result?

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: Sammy] #2837238
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Absolutely satisfied. The stuff is expensive but you will be happy with the end result. I repeat, the surface must be absolutely perfect.

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Originally Posted by R3 Racing
Absolutely satisfied. The stuff is expensive but you will be happy with the end result. I repeat, the surface must be absolutely perfect.


Did you spray black 1st before the chrome?
The bumper will be perfect. Will sand down and then follow their directions.

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Yes, the black is what makes the chrome really pop. Just follow their instructions exactly and you will love the result.

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I did chrome vinyl wrap on my car and it turned out great.

Re: Real Chrome looking bumper basecoat/ Clearcoat Paint [Re: rgreule] #2837532
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Do you happen to have any pictures?


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