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Old 05-28-2010, 09:55 AM
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ok i whant to paint my first body.its the hpi cuda body,the supercharger i whant to paint chrome.i have a spray can called mirror chrome,but when i spray it on the body it looks like silver not chrome.what am i doing wrong
Old 05-28-2010, 10:08 AM
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Is the mirror chrome you are using from SpazStix?
Old 05-28-2010, 10:12 AM
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yes it is
Old 05-28-2010, 11:05 AM
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Here is one that I used the mirror chrome on





Old 05-28-2010, 12:27 PM
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To my knowledge the Spazstix Mirror Chrome is the best one out there. Are you trying to use it on the outside of something? Because I tried that on some light buckets and they did come a bit silver, but when I put it on a scrap piece of lexan, it looked more chrome since the lexan acts as a clear coat and deflects the light differently.
Old 05-28-2010, 01:14 PM
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nope i put it on the inside of the body,maybe i got a bad can.nice pink truck
Old 05-28-2010, 01:29 PM
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Is the over spray film still on the supercharger? It was a nice pink chevy...
Old 05-28-2010, 09:17 PM
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the chrome paints go on silver and become reflective as it dries . Remember light coats , not too close to the body,let each coat dry , several coats , back w/ black . Also there is another brand "Alclad II"
Old 05-28-2010, 09:58 PM
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thank u were can i get that brand
Old 05-31-2010, 12:17 AM
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Default RE: chrome

Hey everybody; I have spazstix mirror chrome paint and I also picked up spazstix mirror chrome paint clearcoat; what's the purpose of this ?
Old 06-03-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default RE: chrome

Clear is for the clearcoat over the chrome if using it to paint something externally. Backing the chrome with black when used on the inside of a lexan body helps chrome stand out better.

I just used a can of Spaz chrome that was 3 years old and it came out pretty good.

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:25 PM
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Default RE: chrome

same thing happened to me using alclad II - looked silver not chrome. I gave it a second chance on another body, this time I shot very light coats allowing dry time between coats. Four coats followed by black and the chrome looked excellent.
Old 06-08-2010, 11:41 AM
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Spaz or alclad both look great. Tips are great for painting chrome. Light coats, dry between coats, back with black. Backing is were the chrome POPS. If your looking for the brushed metal look instead of chrome, back with white. If you look at your mirrors at home, the back is black.
Also remember, any little scratch will show up were you paint chrome. Be careful not to scratch the body were you want the chrome. And ofcourse, spray the paint in a well ventalated area. If you dont your libal to get loopy
Old 06-08-2010, 12:10 PM
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thanks good tip.do i spay the chrome first or the base first.im painting a cuda body plum purple.the chrome will be on the blower
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Here are a couple pictures of the Cuda I did using Spaztix chrome light coats backed with black. The car color is purple but looks blue under certain lighting conditions.




This shows the purple better.
Old 06-09-2010, 07:52 PM
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whoa. Chrome flames look sick!
Old 06-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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that came out great

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