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Old 01-21-2002, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question How to Chrome plate?

I want to chrome plate parts of the exhaust on my Integra, how can I do it?
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Old 01-21-2002, 10:38 PM   #2
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I believe it takes some specialized machinery. You will probably have to take/send them to someone who can.

For example: http://www.chrometechusa.com/
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WOW, sounds expensive

How about any paint that will look really shinny or real silver looking?
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Dan swears by Plasi-Kote chrome paint. I've had good luck with the one by Motip, but I don't think you can get it there. Or Bare Metal Foil...
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Metal foil sounds good, cause I only need to cover a small part of the exhaust. Hope its not too expensive.

I still want to know if there's any paint that will finish looking like real metals, especially silver. So far, I've tried Tamiya, Testor and Humbrol, with Tamiya's X-11 being the best but still not real enough. (Brush paint, not spary)
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When I was doing my ITR, I just bought some metallic silver paint and used that. I would have to say that it came out nice. Not really chrome, but it was cheap.
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The line of Testor Metalizer creates a good metal finish. Also, there's a product called Alclad II, and it's an airbrush ready metal paint, and supposed to give a realistic metal look. I'm satisfied with Metalizer, but can't comment on Alclad because I haven't used it yet.

Also, there is a product called Kosutte Gin-san,
http://www.hlj.com/cgi-local/hljpage.cgi?WRK00251
and this gives you an incredible sheen beyond belief.

I asked Chrome Tech USA to chrome some parts, and I'm a satisfied customer.
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OK, I'll look into these Metalizer/Metallic paints, thanks guys
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Alclad II is being praised by everyone that uses it as "chrome" from your airbrush.
I have some but haven't used it yet !!
Here's a good web site with pictures

ALCLAD II

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Re: How to Chrome plate?

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I want to chrome plate parts of the exhaust on my Integra, how can I do it?
Trash the plastic and replace it with solder, use aluminum tubing for the muffler and tailpipe and polish them with most any metal polish, it'll look terrific!!
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Gunze has great metalizers, Mr. Metal. I've used them. It's great.
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I've only tried/use Alclad II and I can't imagine anything on the market that can yield better results....maybe equal but not better IMO.
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I haven't used Alclad coz it's not available here in the Philippines. But I have heard a lot of good things about it. Gunze's Mr. Metal will do for now.
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i have used alclad and am amazed by the results! its bloody brilliant, just use a gloss black base then spray on top, you can even polish it with a microfibre cloth, its smooth quick, pre thinned, just shake the bottle and pour into the airbrush, thats it, 12-15psi and a couple of sprays and your there, ten mins later its bone dry, there is nothing that comes close to this product, but make sure you wear a respirator and work in a well ventilated area as the thinner is very potent but is why it dries so quick

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alcad is the way to go its so close to chrome plating i think the finish is actually better, i have used it on a few sets of rims, the only drawback is that it is resonably expensive compered to other paints
model masters metelizers are good ,the alumium plate is good for exhausts
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