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Tony
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I am thinking of using chrome paint to try and do a McLaren Vodafone livery and a complete body paint on a Slot.It Lola. I was going to give a rattle can a try but would be interested to know if anyone has tried it and what results you have had. There is a lot of conflicting info on the net, particularly about undercoating. If you have tried it, what did you think of it

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I painted some PVC pipe to make it look chrome. It worked OK. I don't know about primers but I used polypropylene primer so far on all my DIY painted cars, 3 so far. It is clear. Can says PP primer for bumpers.
 

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Some "chrome" paints need a black undercoat and for it to be left for a few days before the overcoat.
Try "chrome" in the Forum search box up to the right and you'll find previous threads on this.
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Best results I have seen were achieved with Alclad II chrome on high gloss black.
Use with an airbrush though
 

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Hi Tony

I have used Custom Colour's 177C 'high chrome' a couple of times on lexan shells and didn't have to back it up.

Take care though if you key the inside of the shell with wire wool or similar as the scratches will be visible in the chrome effect.

The last can I got was £6.50 from Chas at SCD

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Well I took the plunge and bought a 400ml rattle can of Silver Hook Chrome Spray Paint from fleabay, only £6.95 including delivery. Decided to use my Slot.it Lola as the test bed, 1 coat of grey primer and 2 coats of chrome paint. I am pretty pleased with the result, I don't think the pic does it justice it is really very shiney. I have to leave it for 24 hours and then it can be polished to improve the shine
 

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In The past Ive used Humbrol Metal Cote which when dry you buff it and it comes up in whatever finish you bought..ie gun metal,bronze brass etc..its brilliant for detailing work
 
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