Chrome painting/silver coating


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Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby liquineer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:35 pm



Has anyone tried to create their own chrome effect on any of the tupperware on their 1500? I have seen various kits advertised and watched some of the associated videos, but I wondered if they produce a good result in the end. I do dislike paying out so much for Chromed plastic pieces, especially as most of the available Chromed Goldwing kit in the UK comes from the USA and costs sometimes more than double the amount that most of you would pay. I am getting my newly converted trike back next month, and the rear wheels will be chromed, so at the very least I would like to have chromed rotor covers on the front wheel. I have been on the lookout for secondhand chrome covers on e-bay etc., but nothing has turned up yet.

I would be interested in peoples opinions. I did run a search on this forum but nothing came up for me on whether other people had tried it out.


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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby mikelwing » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:36 pm

You can look up hydropainting that is a dipping process.There is also a spray process that looks great Race car Driver Mario Andretti is involved with the spray on chrome. Neither one is cheap .Not every body or paint shop does the process due to equipment and knowledge.

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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby liquineer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:09 am

Hydropainting- I wondered what it was called- I met some guys at a bike show in the UK recently that were doing this- They can put all sorts of designs on very intricate parts, at the moment they only do cars but were testing the water (no pun intended) to see if the motorcycling world is a good option for them. I still have their business card and will speak with them to see what is possible.

I'm struggling to find info on the Mario Andretti spray chrome, nothing obvious on his website- any links?

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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby mikelwing » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:51 am

Use your browser and search "spray on chrome new technology". Try www.sprayonchrome.com. try this http://www.chromespray.co.uk/

Also go on you tube there are videos of the process. Good Luck. 8-)

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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby liquineer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:22 pm

Thanks for the links, just what I wanted.
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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby trike lady » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:29 pm

Are you trying for this effect?
It's different.
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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby Fiberthree » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:44 pm

OOOOOH... I wonder how that would look in Black Chrome?
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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby Sempai » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:19 pm

I got a free sample of the stretch chrome wrap from Alsa Corp. This stuff is really worth looking at:
http://alsacorp.com/strechchrome/index.html

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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby liquineer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Watched a video made in the UK at a car showroom with Lambos and Porche's, very amatuerish video, but showed how they wrapped a car with the chrome stretch film-really shiny finish!
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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby Mag » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:52 pm

As basic as it is, Rustoleum makes a chrome spray paint....have not tried it but i bought a can so I can spray paint the bumper of my truck, figured if it works there then....hmmmm

Has anyone tried???

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Re: Chrome painting/silver coating

Postby liquineer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:56 am

Just as an update, Shinywings in ireland is shutting down their accessories business and everything was at half price- so I bit the bullet and bought new rotor covers in shiny chrome. Cheaper than a DIY spray solution or hydro dip of similar quality.


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