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Post by Detective Coating » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:24 pm

Trying to match this seems to be impossible without using a chrome or polished base. I need to get as close to possible using a chrome powder base. I've tried solar rain from pbtp and it's too light with one coat and always blotchy, 2 coats has a hint of gunmetal but overall looks like a gloss black. I also have bonded black chrome and ultra black chrome (nic) neither of them will work either. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get it closer? Customer does not want anything but this as I've tried convincing him to go a little lighter like a gunmetal color.

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Re: Black Chrome

Post by RideIndustries » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:49 pm

Tell him it isn't going to happen without a chrome or polished base. There's only so much you can do, and this is something that can't be done in powder without a chrome or polished base.

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Re: Black Chrome

Post by Detective Coating » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:11 pm

That's what i've told him and had assumed but wasn't sure if someone else may have gotten something closer than solar rain.

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Post by maaak928 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:29 am

So what powder would you use with a real chrome base to match that?

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Re: Black Chrome

Post by ZX10 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:18 pm

maaak928 wrote:So what powder would you use with a real chrome base to match that?
Experiment cause all candy blacks have a subtle color huechange from red to green lil purple at times...

I think this guy wants black chrome plating but ar a cheaper cost..

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Post by maaak928 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:18 pm

Ahh. Thanks Herb!

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Re: Black Chrome

Post by Detective Coating » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:26 pm

Basically right. He said he's seen a local painter spray chrome and then a tinted clear and with x amount of coats he got it pretty close to the black chrome.
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Re: Black Chrome

Post by duke46 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Detective Coating wrote:Basically right. He said he's seen a local painter spray chrome and then a tinted clear and with x amount of coats he got it pretty close to the black chrome.

That type of painting is amazing and can do a lot of things color wise. That is about the closest choice he has got.
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Re: Black Chrome

Post by RideIndustries » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:19 pm

Detective Coating wrote:Basically right. He said he's seen a local painter spray chrome and then a tinted clear and with x amount of coats he got it pretty close to the black chrome.
It can be done with liquid, but no powder will look reflective like that after it's been top coated. I just stripped a set of SSR Professor's that looked as close to chrome as it can get, they had a black base, then the chrome and then a clear. Powder chrome can't even compare to how close they were to real chrome. The only thing that gave it away was the tiniest amount of orange peel, which most people wouldn't see anyway.

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Re: Black Chrome

Post by Detective Coating » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:11 pm

Thanks guys, I told him/know powder chrome is nowhere near the same but wasn't sure if there was a tinted clear that I may have been missing that would have gotten me closer than solar rain. Oh well, can't win them all!
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