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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever re chrome plastic and how did it turn out. And what did you use?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 10:04 AM
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Douglas Corporation /Instrument Specialties/21 Century Finishes /Paul's Chrome Plating /GCAR . There is a chrome foil you can purchase at a hobby shop that carries models ,Bare-Metal Foil that may work for you they also sell a chrome paint ..Tried to refinish some plastic pieces on some cars we were restoring with not great results depending on what your looking for ,I'm a perfectionist ,so we ended sending them out .
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 10:27 AM
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What chromed piece is the problem?

I have touched up worn chromed plastic with chrome nail polish. Isn't right, but it is the most brilliant chrome colored paint I have seen and in small spots you can get away with it. Trouble is if you then polish it, it turns dull.

To be honest, paint never looks right. I saw the best chrome paint job I ever saw on a steel bumper, at a car show last month. From 20 feet away it looked like chrome that needed polishing. But was obviously paint.

I spent 20 years in classic car restoration as a hobby, and nothing ever really worked except chrome plating or replacement with a good piece.

Driving and working on a Sly 2008 Solstice GXP 5spd 260/260, and the worst-built 2012 LS3 Camaro 1SS to escape from Oshawa.

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2007 Solstice GXP 5 speed 290/340

Stored and needing to part ways with a 1970 Skylark Custom convertible I have owned since 1989 and turned into a GS455 clone. 462 with 7/8 primary headers, adjustable roller rockers, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum heads, auto, Chevy 12 bolt, 3.31:1. Sadly a project car now but a driver from '89 to '06.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 06:53 AM
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Here is a link to a chrome plater in Evans City,Pa. (near Pittsburgh) that can help you out & does quality work. It aint cheap, but quality & detail never is :


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 07:16 AM
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Go visit your local plating and see what they have to say.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your help.
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