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Old 25th June 2007, 16:11   #16
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Any progress on contacts/details/brands/prices?!

Spoke to my contact. He says it'll cost Rs 800 for chrome plating the handlebar and front/rear mudguards. It'll mostly be done inside this week.
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Old 25th June 2007, 19:01   #17
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I think Bullet gives a Chromed Bike na??
Why dont you contact them..may be it could help..
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Old 25th June 2007, 19:07   #18
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I think Bullet gives a Chromed Bike na??
Why dont you contact them..may be it could help..
It is chrome Plated not chrome painted...

Chrome plating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 25th June 2007, 19:22   #19
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Here something I got while searching..
May be you must have seen it before..as it was 1st thing on google search..
If you havent then have a look at it..

Alsa Corp | Paints & Additives

They have displayed a chromed Indigo marina..may be a photoshopped work

And here some instructions are given..Sorry I havent read the whole thing..So I dont know if it may be useful?
MirraChrome Instructions

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The chrome paint you guys are talking about doesn't give a true crome affect...it is close though....what you're probably better of looking for is chrome vinyl wrapping....a process where the entire car is wrapped in chrome vinyl. Plenty of race cars have that.....check out the australian autosalon project car...I'll see if I can find pics
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Hey can someone please tell me where i could get Chrome plating/painting done in bangalore...i am planning to get my spoiler chrome plated so wanted to know where to get this done from...thnx in advance
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There are 2 to 3 different kinds of Chrome paint effects. Stuff is available in the US too. Below are snaps.



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There are 2 to 3 different kinds of Chrome paint effects. Stuff is available in the US too. Below are snaps.
Wow!
You say all that stuff is chrome paint and not electroplated??

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Wow!
You say all that stuff is chrome paint and not electroplated??

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Yep it is, the second pic of the engine bay though is a method called Metal Polishing, the rest are Chrome paint.
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wow.. never knew that chrome paint was available in the market. Need to be extra careful about chrome products. As far as i know, electroplated chrome is better than chrome paint in terms of durabality.
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Yep it is, the second pic of the engine bay though is a method called Metal Polishing, the rest are Chrome paint.
What exactly is metal polishing ? (anything other than the obvious?)

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As far as i know, electroplated chrome is better than chrome paint in terms of durabality.
Definitely, atleast so far in terms of technology.

Theres some more information in this thread (Alloy Refinishing - Painting / Powder-coating / Chroming)

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ain't that easy buddy.. chrome spraying is a difficult affair.. there are reacting agents, reducing agents and hell lot of chemicals that need to be blended in the right mixture.. hydrochloric acid, stannous chloride, palladium chloride etc..
get these first..
the merc is polished.. you can make out with the finish of the body..
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In the above Merc there is no paint, the body is polished so much that the metal is made smooth and it looks like it is painted..

but the link you pasted is also true but not like the above case...the link which you showed is the one we have on logos and othere shiny places...
Then how are the bumpers done? the bumpers are ABS plastic.

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check this video on You Tube on chrome paint

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What exactly is metal polishing ? (anything other than the obvious)
Hi Rehaan,
Metal polishing is also called buffing. A metal brush with fine flexible bristles is rotated at high speed and that rubbed against the metal to be polished. This gives a good shine but does not coat the metal it only rubs off the upper corroded layer of the metal.
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