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Chrome Plating for Art Project
I am a student at the Savannah College of ARt and Design and I am looking to chrome plate a project I am doing. I am not looking for high quality or durability. I am going for the mirror-like look of chrome. Anything you could suggest would be of great help. The project will probably be made of self-drying clay, but the material I make it out of is flexible. The object will probably be no larger than 6" or so. Thank you for your time and help.Christopher Landry
- Savannah, Georgia
To chrome plate a clay piece, you'll find that you should be receiving a graduate degree in Materials Science or Chem Engineering not an Art degree. I won't say you can't do it because it can be done. It can not be done, however, in the typical campus studio.
Can you use a new generation of enamel spray paint? This may require you to spike your clay with a material that will adhere the paint but the good thing is the paint's cheap, easy, and readily available.
If you're serious about the chrome, you'll have to have it done professionally.
- Syracuse, New York