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topic 8188

Chrome Plate Plastic

chrome paint   Gold Touch   J G Nikolas   M and M Metallizing


I am looking for someone who can help me with chrome plating black plastic mirrors on my truck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Malcolm S [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- North Augusta, South Carolina


Clean parts, spray with Krylon Brass Metallic Paint [linked by editor to product info at Amazon](dry-1 hour), copper plate in acid copper solution, then simply finish with nickel and chrome electro-plating. Do not use chrome paint it will not work.

Good luck,

Philip C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Phenix City, AL

" . . . simply finish with nickel and chrome electro-plating . . . "   -- easy for you to say :-)

Thanks, Philip, but that technology is far beyond the reach of most hobbyists. What Malcolm more realistically may need to do is to send the parts to a plating shop if chrome-look paint is not adequate.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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