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Chrome Spray Paint

Postby .isaac. » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:32 pm

I'm looking for a GOOD chrome spray paint (black) that I could spray my fork with.
I tried using normal spray paint and it peeled off very easily. I've tried Google, unsuccessfully, and searched the forums.

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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby nathann » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:05 pm

Good chrome spray paint that is black?

Excuse me what? I don't get it. :S
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby familyguy » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:18 pm

Paint that sticks to chrome? The letters N/A come to mind I'm afraid.

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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby PeteV » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:27 pm

I think he means he wants the smokey chrome look. EG, that chrome spray paint is not chrome and never will be, it could never get the mirror finish of chrome or be as durable, ever! Best & cheaper to buy some new chromed forks. I know a LBS near me that sells chromed forks for about $65, 1" threaded steerer, flat crown. I'm not sure what chroming prices are these days, but I imagine it would cost about that to chrome your forks.
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:06 pm

I'm not sure what you want to achieve EvilGenius.

But here, this might help - http://www.duplicolor.com/products/metalCast/

Probably the better stuff out there. I used it and I wasn't stoked about the results, but others have raved about it. Maybe I just didn't put enough effort into the preparation first. I don't know.

"Good" results are likely to be the best you'll get out of a rattle can, if you apply yourself and keep your hands clean. Excellent results involve anodising.

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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:26 pm

dna-paint has some GOOD spray paint.
It does not come in a can, and it is not cheap :!:

But it is availible.

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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby .isaac. » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:05 am

I just want to spray my fork black and it is chrome. Normal Spray Paint dosen't stick. Pics to come.
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby PeteV » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:27 am

No need for pics, I'm sure we all know what it's like to have paint not stick! Have you prepared the surface properly? If the paint isn't sticking, I think not. Follow http://www.ehow.com/how_4422511_paint-over-chrome-surface.html
Takes time and a bit of extra expense for the etch primer and glazing compound. Might be time to ask dad to get a wire wheels to his drill and buzz the chrome off for you. Only saying that because I wouldn't trust my eldest with a high powered tool capable of ripping flesh from your bones and embedding metal particles in your eyes!
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby .isaac. » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:50 am

Nah, I'll just take it down to pony bikes.
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby biftek » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:06 am

EvilGenius wrote:I just want to spray my fork black and it is chrome. Normal Spray Paint dosen't stick. Pics to come.



oh well that makes things clearer , you need to get some sandpaper our and rough up the surface , give the paint something to stick to
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:36 pm

PeteV wrote:I think he means he wants the smokey chrome look. EG, that chrome spray paint is not chrome and never will be, it could never get the mirror finish of chrome or be as durable, ever! Best & cheaper to buy some new chromed forks. I know a LBS near me that sells chromed forks for about $65, 1" threaded steerer, flat crown. I'm not sure what chroming prices are these days, but I imagine it would cost about that to chrome your forks.


Chrome paint wil never be chrome, but that doesn't measn it is not as durable.

Both chrome plated and chromed painted are not immune to being damaged; neither of those wil prevent damage, and neither of them wil last forever.
There are a variety of levels of quality in chrome paint, the higher level ones offer a very high gloss, as gloss as high as plated chrome.

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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby PeteV » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:01 pm

goodlookingcyclist wrote:
PeteV wrote:I think he means he wants the smokey chrome look. EG, that chrome spray paint is not chrome and never will be, it could never get the mirror finish of chrome or be as durable, ever! Best & cheaper to buy some new chromed forks. I know a LBS near me that sells chromed forks for about $65, 1" threaded steerer, flat crown. I'm not sure what chroming prices are these days, but I imagine it would cost about that to chrome your forks.


Chrome paint wil never be chrome, but that doesn't measn it is not as durable.

Both chrome plated and chromed painted are not immune to being damaged; neither of those wil prevent damage, and neither of them wil last forever.
There are a variety of levels of quality in chrome paint, the higher level ones offer a very high gloss, as gloss as high as plated chrome.

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I agree GLC, but the kid wants paint out of a spray can, not from a spray gun. I've used the supposed 'best' chrome paint out of a rattle can and never looks that good!
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:15 pm

PeteV wrote:
goodlookingcyclist wrote:
PeteV wrote:I think he means he wants the smokey chrome look. EG, that chrome spray paint is not chrome and never will be, it could never get the mirror finish of chrome or be as durable, ever! Best & cheaper to buy some new chromed forks. I know a LBS near me that sells chromed forks for about $65, 1" threaded steerer, flat crown. I'm not sure what chroming prices are these days, but I imagine it would cost about that to chrome your forks.


Chrome paint wil never be chrome, but that doesn't measn it is not as durable.

Both chrome plated and chromed painted are not immune to being damaged; neither of those wil prevent damage, and neither of them wil last forever.
There are a variety of levels of quality in chrome paint, the higher level ones offer a very high gloss, as gloss as high as plated chrome.

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I agree GLC, but the kid wants paint out of a spray can, not from a spray gun. I've used the supposed 'best' chrome paint out of a rattle can and never looks that good!


I think the kid wants 'normal' black to stick to chrome, not chrome paint.
But 9 out of ten times, stuf that comes out of a can never looks that good.

I was just hypotethicaly speaking, you can spray paint chrome, and it wil look good and last for many many years. (if looked after propperly)
and it wil be cheaper then having it chrome plated.
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Re: Chrome Spray Paint

Postby .isaac. » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:26 pm

I actually got Black Spray Paint to work on it. I just aplied too much the first time.
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