Brush-on chrome

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I was sent this link by a friend. Not cheap, but impressive results.

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Ya, kinda spendy stuff.

I remember my dad had a little can of silvery paint that he would brush onto bumpers etc to repair the chrome (we lived in Michigan, land of the 'Iron Moths' at the time) of his pride-and-joy 1958 Bel-Air. This was in the '60s. As I recall, it dried looking just like chrome itself... Wonder what that was, where he got it, and if they still make it.....
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This new stuff, if the ads are to be believed, looks pretty impressive. There is a lot of prep work, though, it appears, as the substrate needs to have a mirror finish, as well as their proprietary primer.

Nonetheless, if it works as advertised, it's still a far-cheaper alternative to actual chrome, at least in this part of the world. A few years ago, I was involved in the restoration of a 1940 Dodge Kingsway police car, and the hood ornament's chrome had flaked and peeled. We sent it off for chroming, and when we got the bill, it was more than the cost of rebuilding the engine...just for one, small hood ornament! Our siren housing, also pitted, would have cost as much to chrome as the car's gloss black paint job. In the end, I searched everywhere, and finally found another 1939 siren that wasn't pitted. It was a LOT cheaper than any of the alternatives. Now, however, that might not be the case.

I'm hoping some of our local paint & body shops start looking into this. Buying in commercial quantities would bring the price down substantially, and quite possible make re-"chroming" viable again!
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Post by Dennis613l »

Jay Leno did a little spiel on it....can check on youtube... ... ORM=VDRVRV

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