'Chrome' finish is very new to me, chaps. Is it the result of wrapping plastic around a bodyshell, or sprayed on by the usual methods from traditional sources, please?
Last week when driving home from a trip to buy groceries, I spotted a car coming towards me at high speed. It was in very shiny, chrome green. With lowered suspension, enormous wheels, matte black grille and none of the traditional marks of identification, I failed to recognize the factory from which it originated.
Vauxhall in Luton seemed a likely candidate. Shiny chrome! The latest fad?
i can't comment on the sideways cars, but i can about chrome plating a Scalextric car?
Our method is that it is a paint finish applied by the factory. First and second samples nearly always appear as above, in a flat colour, not chrome. So you may find that the finished models from Sideways are indeed chromed?
the factory HATE doing chrome cars, really hate it. It is very difficult to apply, and the wastage on it is huge. It also limits the number of colours you can do on a car, so if it is half chrome blue and half chrome red this would be very tough for them to achieve.
It also has a BIG impact on cost to us, our margin on chrome cars is much reduced.
Does look cool on racing cars though. Not so much on the road.
Thank you for your openess regarding the painting process and cost impact.
The Sideways car is as the picture, althrough is not chome blue, it is still nice to having it like that.
Regarding the cost, I wouldn't mind to pay the extra if it is required to get the wanted finish.
With transparency as you did, most customers would understand that specific liveries are more costy, I think.
I remember reading that you had a few headaches with the Jordan BTCC BMW, but the one we got in the end was beautiful, just like the British GT AMG GT3 or the IMSA AMG GT3. I did not know it had such a huge impact on the production cost.
Like Atobit, I would be ready to pay an extra if I can get an accurate livery.
Thanks guys. The issue then for a brand like ours is that the average consumer you have cars at £42.99 and then the same car, albeit a shiny one, at say £45.99. Which some may not quite get. The bigger issue is the reluctance of the factories to do it if i am honest!
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