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Chrome Painting vs Chrome Plating


tomscat1

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If you are restoring a car, sooner or later you will need to consider what to do about those pitted chrome pieces. Chrome plating is an expensive and specialized process, and it is getting harder and harder to find folks who do this kind of work.

Leave it to Jay Leno to find a possible solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1cTpSZ1l8

http://www.ridelust.com/new-process-replaces-chrome-plating/

Has anyone tried this?

http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2013/01/chrome-paint-vs-chrome-plating.html

Tom

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I guess the reason no one has responded to this post is the fact that we hashed this out a couple of years ago when Leno first displayed the product.

After searching the Internet for the company all leads went cold.

Hopefully the product will resurface (ha), but maybe it was toxic or a bigger chroming supplier squashed the little guy.

What a great product it would be.

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I guess the reason no one has responded to this post is the fact that we hashed this out a couple of years ago when Leno first displayed the product.

After searching the Internet for the company all leads went cold.

Hopefully the product will resurface (ha), but maybe it was toxic or a bigger chroming supplier squashed the little guy.

What a great product it would be.

This was in one of the links:

"Update: Since I posted this article in July of 2010, there’s been an incredible amount of interest in Chrome Solutions. Unfortunately, the company seems to have gone out of business, since I’ve had no luck in tracking down any further information. The closest competitors I could find are Spray On Chrome and Alsa Corporation; for additional information on the products they produce, please contact the companies directly via the above links."

http://www.alsacorp.com/

http://www.sprayonchrome.com/index2.html

Just curious if anyone has used the products. No affiliation, naturally.

Tom

Connecticut

Home for Feral BMWs

1973 2002 Malaga (with frosting), 1982 323i Baur

1991 325ix (winter), 1977 320i (carbed), 1989 325ix

1989 325iC (summer), 1979 323i (project), 1978 320i (parts)

http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/

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Granted these are not chrome finishes, but I am most likely giving my bumpers to these guys for plating this spring.

I am going with the Bright finish. The guys want to take a good look at the pieces first to make sure they are thick enough to handle the heat without warping.

http://nitroplate.com/

I am NA with the company, however one of the guys there (Kevin) is a racer that I deal with at the track & I have teched in his car several times. Their coatings are beautiful. I will also be sending the headers and misc bits off of my Corvair as well as budget allows.

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