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Hi , i was hoping to find some type of chrome spray , i know the spray cans normally are more of a grayish color , but i didnt know if there was any that looked decent

My issue is i have a very small chip of chrome that came off of my back bumper , but i cant afford to re chrome the whole thing , especially just for a small spot

Any help would be really appreciated
 

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Every type of chrome spray I have used over the years always look bad, if it is a small spot, even if you are going to go with paint, I would use a paint pen from a craft store Might check out how Model car guys get a chrome look, that would be where I would figure you would find the best solution for your specific need.
 

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Model car guys use Bare Metal Foil, a thin, self-ahesive product that can be very convincing. Probably not too durable in weather, but you can get a good-sized sheet for less than ten bucks and keep re-applying it to The Spot.

Available at any good hobby shop. Here are a couple of hopefully useful links.

http://bare-metal.com/

http://www.houseofhobbies.com/baremetalfoil.html
 

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My rear bumper had chrome in the corners of the liscence plate area. I used the aluminum tape used for house duct work, buy a roll at any hardware store. These where small spots that were not so noticable. It work pretty good(better than paint in this case) and I could clean it. I didnt need to replace it but if I did it would have been an easy fix! Chrome paint just sucks!
 

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There is a company that's supposed to have a new more real chrome looking spray.
I posted about it a while back.
But I can't remember the name of the company.
I'll think of it.
 

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Found it. I've never used the stuff, it may be something to look into.
Well maybe not, I just checked out their site, pretty pricey stuff.


http://sprayonchrome.com/
 

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The Duplicolor chrome is not too bad, i have used it on a few pieces and have turned out not too bad. just properly prep and glaze putty and porosity or holes. This stuff doesn't fill or cover flaws very well, and you can't clear coat it as it makes it dull up and turns a matte silver.

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My rear bumper had chrome in the corners of the liscence plate area. I used the aluminum tape used for house duct work, buy a roll at any hardware store. These where small spots that were not so noticable. It work pretty good(better than paint in this case) and I could clean it. I didnt need to replace it but if I did it would have been an easy fix! Chrome paint just sucks!
I gotta agree this stuff sticks pretty well. If you can't find any and want to try a piece, send me a SASE and I'll send you some from my roll. PM for address.
 

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There was a guy that came to our dealership to plate emblems on our cars.
He could plate them in gold,copper,brass,chrome and others as well.
He had a solution in a small bottle a small modeler’s type brush with a wire attached to it from a box with a D size battery.
The other wire connected to the emblem of the car.

He would dip the brush (not sure if it was a metal bush or hair) and start brushing it on and pretty soon you could start to see the plating develop on the surface.
He did allot of gold plating and he could plate scratches on bumpers or chrome parts to seal them from corrosion.
I have not seen that guy in years but try looking for plating products on the Internet I used to get a catalog a few years back. I will try to find it, it was full of stuff for plating.

some detail shops might be able to help you, I think that guy worked for one in our tri-county area.
this might be a better way to end the problem spot.
I used to see that setup sold at J.C. whittney many years ago.

hope that helps

 

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mickp, the system you are referring to is likely very similar to this one: http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/plugnplate.htm

This would always be an alternative as they do have various finishes you could try, fairly reasonable for a spot repair for yourself with the caveat of if it works or not.

Go here and on the right side, the various types are listed under Plug N' Plate® Kits: http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/
 

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thanks caswellplating was the catalog i had.
 
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