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azzo22
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Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2020 9:27 pm    Post subject: chrome alternatives ?

i work at a panel shop and want to spray the bumpers of my ht ute if possible, is there a shiney option to chrome, i have looked at alsa corp in the states but too expensive, wattyl use to make a spray on chorme look a like but now is banned i hear, any ideas please pass them on, or just chaninging to a different colour, the car will be close to the new ford, blueprint blue. thanks guys
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FRANK BASILE
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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject:

Azzo,anyone who came up with a spray on alternative to chrome would have made a fortune by now,I guess if you are dead set on not having the bumpers chromed,then the next best that comes to mind would be a visit to a powder coater for a suitable color,silver/grey the finish would have the durability to withstand easy scratching................Frank.
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2020 1:10 pm    Post subject:

HPC coating as is done to exhausts ?

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FRANK BASILE
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Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2020 3:15 pm    Post subject:

That,s a good one Mal,I wonder how the cost stacks up against chrome on items as large as bumpers? is it a dip coating?...........Frank
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Hillbilly
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Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2020 8:23 am    Post subject:

We used nickle on race car exhaust systems as it didn't blue like chrome
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Pep
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Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject:

There is a chrome like powder coating now. I haven't seen it myself, just read about it on a US site. The other alternative is zinc. If you are prepared to prep it and buff it, it is nearly as good as chrome....but if I went through all that trouble, I'd get it chromed anyway.
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