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Post by 77camino on Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:59 pm

Anyone know of a place to get plastic chrome plated? I want to get a set of stacked headlight bezels refinished. Thanks
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Re: Chrome plating plastic

Post by ant7377 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:50 pm

There is a place I think called Pauls chrome plating that does it.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:02 am

There used to be a handful of companies around the country that did this work, but the one I had talked to several yrs ago is now defunct. Prices aren't cheap, either. Try Googling Chrome Vacuum Metalizing.
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Post by Dinomyte on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:29 am

This may not be what you're looking for but I'd been investigating chrome paint one day, and found a lot of model building site with information. The general comment was sand, spray paint several layers of high gloss black, them use the "Mexican chrome" chrome spray paint. Not sure what it's durability will be like as these folks weren't using it on outdoor stuff ...
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Re: Chrome plating plastic

Post by ant7377 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:33 am

What about powder coat? Those bezels arent just hard plastic right? I cant remember now. But Ive seen powder coat that looks like chrome. Might work for a crappy looking bumber too.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:39 am

77camino wrote:Anyone know of a place to get plastic chrome plated? I want to get a set of stacked headlight bezels refinished. Thanks


Wouldn't that process that does the fancy paint dipping for wheels be able to do this ?? Hydrodipping its called its worth a shot ?

http://www.wheelsrefurbished.co.uk/hydrodipping/
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Re: Chrome plating plastic

Post by impalamonte on Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:36 pm

77CAMINO ,

youtube has several vidoes in reference to water transfer printing.( hydrographics)
they can dip wheels , hoods , small pieces with any kind of graphic or solid sheet color
someone may make a vinyl transfer that replicates " chrome" sheet
that may be the most cost wise....worth checking into.

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Re: Chrome plating plastic

Post by 77camino on Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:46 pm

I will check out all of these ideas. I'm not worried about the outside durability. They will not see the outdoors, only hanging in a display on the garage wall. Thanks
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