Has anyone used this product?

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  1. gunmetal72

    gunmetal72 Life is a dark ride

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    for that price, nope. google the stuff, you`ll find vids that don`t impress me.
     
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    I bought the kit and it sucked!
    Not worth the coin in my opinion. The chrome looks good wet and let it dry and then the "special top coat" turned it grey.
    I tried it on inside arm rests bases on the 66 Barracuda.
    If you do use it.... follow the directions and call them on it when it does not work right.
    I called them and asked for a new batch as my was defective... They told me to pound sand if I want a second can I needed to buy a second can.
    This was about 1 year ago.
    Good luck and I hope my post did not offend anyone reading it.
    Joe
     
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    • gunmetal72

      gunmetal72 Life is a dark ride

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      I am glad I asked before wasting my money. I seen another product called DIY chrome kit. The video looks good but not sure of it. anyone used it?
      DIY Spray on Chrome Kit - All
       
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      You could try chrome vinyl wrap. Might be kinda tough to do a dash with it though
       
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      Not to be argumentative here, but why would you want your dash chromed?? Driving into the sun is gonna kill you.
       
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        Glad I read this...hate wasting money...

        Jeff
         
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        I guessing he wants to rechrome the bezel and then add the proper paint/decals on top of that
         
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        Seems like those who have the most success with alclad are modelers.
         
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        Yes you are correct, I want to redo the speedo, radio & heater bezel
         
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        I have not done this personally but I've seen a chrome like finish for power coating. There is a way I am told from the chrome shop local to me here in CT with a spray on metal based primer for plastic then they power coat over it. Again I have not done it myself...
         
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        You cannot powder coat plastic! It will melt way below the temperature required for the powder to melt. Most plastic melts @150°-250°. Powder melts @450°.

        How you electro-plate plastic: Apply conductive primer. Electroplate same as you would metal, copper-nickel-chromium. That's how Mopar did it. Then all your paint, decals, whatever, get applied.

        On Later cars (don't know when they switched, maybe mid-70s) the chrome trim was "printed" on using heat and a metal foil directly onto the plastic. No where near as durable as the real plating, but obviously much cheaper.
         
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        That's not entirely true. "Traditional" powder coating has been around for a half a century and there are innovations in the industry all the time (including on wood, MDF and even a formulation for swimming pool liners that cures with sunlight!). Coating plastic is a relatively new procedure but it CAN be done. Check this out ... Powder Coat Plastic and Nonconductive Surfaces with InnoVoc Solutions
         
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          O.K. so I learned something new today! So when are you going to start powder coating the "chrome" on Mopar dashboards? IMHO it will still be easier, cheaper, and more OEM-appearing to just use the original plating process.
           
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            I'm not darlin. I have my hands more than full with plain ol' Mopar Metal. :D

            Check out a company called GCAR. Our member @cosgig had a wonderful write up about his gauge cluster awhile back and it looked to be a high quality job.
             
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            YAA! What she said!
             
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