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    Thats not true chrome plating though, but very very impressive for a chrome 'paint' finish.

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    I want a total chrome vectra lol

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    I want a total chrome vectra lol
    And a chrome C3PO driving suit to go with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    And a chrome C3PO driving suit to go with it
    Already have that, the car is to match..........


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    Kind of weird this as I know a huge amount about this as I very nearly set up in business doing this exact same thing!

    The process isn't actually chrome plating it involves spraying a smooth primer which has to be perfect ie no orange peel from the gun (hard to do) the the part is sprayed with various stuff deionised water etc.

    Then when the guy has the final stage if you look there is two pipes going into the gun these spray two different chemicals that cause a chemical reaction as the spray leaves the gun then hits the part. Then you have to rinse the part with deionised water again till the reaction stops the blow the parts dry with an air line quickly as any water leaves water marks. This is actually of all things silver

    To get the slightly blue tone of chrome you the have to spray the parts with a tinted lacquer this also protects the silver from tainting. The lacquer can be tinted all colours chrome, gold, red blue etc etc..

    The reason I didn't set up was after much research and a trip to the USA to see an American version it became apparent that the best case scenario you could hope for was it would last 12 months before it started to flake off

    Mclaren one of the few places that did do it on the F1 cars for a while. I've looked into other processes but to date none have IMHO been up to any kind of long term use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Thats not true chrome plating though, but very very impressive for a chrome 'paint' finish.
    Quote Originally Posted by Old man Jimbo View Post

    The process isn't actually chrome plating it involves spraying a smooth primer which has to be perfect ie no orange peel from the gun (hard to do) the the part is sprayed with various stuff deionised water etc.

    I said 'CHROMING' ! Never mentioned chrome plating !!!
    I'm fully aware of the chroming process and am at this very moment, getting some pieces chrome plated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FIL 4822 View Post
    I said 'CHROMING' ! Never mentioned chrome plating !!!
    I'm fully aware of the chroming process and am at this very moment, getting some pieces chrome plated.


    Excuse me! Just thought I'd mention my experience with the said products!!!

    By the way using the term "CHROMING" is also wrong as it's a chemical reaction producing a covering of the precious metal silver on a receptive 2K primer which in turn is tinted via painting.

    Chromium plating is in fact a clear substance covering a nickel base layer usually on a copper layer hence the name triple plating I also looked into that aswell
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    How much of a saddo anorak to I sound......
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