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    Hi, i sanded, primed and sprayed metal chrome coloured bits on my car, left 12 hours after painting before lacquering... When i sprayed the lacquer its as if it reacted as it seemed to fizz before settling. all pain was acrylic and from the same manufacturer!

    Any Ideas?

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    where did you leave it to dry . i made a mistake a while ago i painted a wing mirror and while it was drying i cleaned the car and the silicone spray must of blown into the garage . when i went to spray the laquer it reacted .

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    It was the chrome exhaust tips. Left them on the car as i couldnt remove.

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    Cheap "chrome" spray paint is for interior decoration only and can't be lacquered.

    It will always react and make some ugly yellowish result.

    The only solution for exhaust tips is actually electro-plating with real chrome. You should be able to find someone in your area doing chrome plating for Harley-Davidson bikes, for instance. I don't have this possibility on my island, though.

    On plastics or other less stressed parts, there are a number of methods allowing to achieve an acceptable chrome effect, involving a black undercoating then a semi-transparent silver finish, check Google for "chrome paint", you'll find a lot of information.

    A company in the U.S. (Mirrachrome) has managed to create a real chrome paint, but it's very expensive ($ 1,500 one gallon LMAO), and not sure how it would behave on exhaust tips, with the involved heat.
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