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Title: chrome plating plastic
Post by: chugga boom on 04 February, 2010, 11:18:11 AM
anybody know of a good company to re-plate plastic?? don cross appia consortium asked me a couple of days ago as i did know of someone who did it , however unfortunatly they have stopped doing it now so any suggestions please let me know and i'll forward the info to him


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: chriswgawne on 04 February, 2010, 03:26:40 PM
B&Q used to sell a 'chrome' aerosol paint which actually worked quite well as long as you didnt put too much paint on.
I imagine they still sell it and for me, it worked perfectly well in the particular application I required it for.


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 04 February, 2010, 08:12:55 PM
Pete Harding has a contact that can do it.  01256 766880


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: chugga boom on 04 February, 2010, 10:15:48 PM
Thanks guys will pass the info on


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: frankxhv773t on 04 February, 2010, 10:32:49 PM
I tried the chrome paint without sucess. I am sure it must work but it may be very sensative to preparation and spraying conditions.


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: lancialulu on 05 February, 2010, 10:39:25 AM
I used the B&Q chrome paint and it came out dull, but was happy as the other bit of plastic chrome internal trim was in a similar state of patina. I doubt I could get a good finish like the S2 fulvia chromed grill.....

Tim


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: frankxhv773t on 05 February, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
Just thinking laterally here, if the item is relatively large and flat might the chrome vinyl that they use for "sign writing" posh vans be of any use.

Maybe a bit too lateral.


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: libbyvic on 06 February, 2010, 07:44:48 AM
There is also a chrome enamel spray that I have used last month. Its available from Halfords and works not too bad at all. Costs about 8.

M


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: St Volumex on 07 February, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
Hi James

We have electroplaters here who can successfully chrome plate plastic, so surely in the UK you'd be better off.  A lot of them even 'bronze' baby booties by coating them with an electroconductive compound, so I had some Beta seat bits and a Fulvia 5 spd bonnet air intake done beautifully.

Our son has also used Dupli-Color www.duplicolor.com (http://www.duplicolor.com) Chrome aerosol spray to good effect on Montecarlo taillight surrounds.

Kindest regards


Title: Re: chrome plating plastic
Post by: Philm on 07 February, 2010, 06:34:37 PM
I have tried a paint from Frosts and it was OK but not really chrome. The US range of Dupli Colour paints are not available in the UK as we already have a company (Holts) selling paint called Dupli-Color.