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  • KennyinDundee
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    Thsnks guys, will check it out.

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  • NMcLaren
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    Originally posted by perceval View Post
    How about using plastidip? They have some cool metal colors.
    I love this stuff! I too have done my car, my rims, my car body parts and it works great! A great temporary fix for sure until it gets scuffed up- but easy to replace!

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  • KennyinDundee
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    Cheers Daniel. I might pop in there too then!

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  • fulrmr(Daniel)
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    The Duplicolor will probly be at the auto parts store.

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  • KennyinDundee
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    Thanks guys for all your advice. I will go to our local hardware store and see what theyve got. I will let you know how it goes.

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  • fulrmr(Daniel)
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    Duplicolor also has some nice colored metallic finishes that can be applied directly over metal...and even chrome to give it that "anodized" look. Also....if you have Plating shop near you....or even on line....it shouldn't be all that expensive to have the lot re-chromed.

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  • perceval
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    dipyourcar.com for a lot of info.

    Here's a video from them for the "true metallics" line:

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  • KennyinDundee
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    What is plastidip guys? Ive never heard of it.

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  • Drum
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    Plastidip is awsome,I have used it on my vehicles and it looks killer ,also no prep other than cleaning and 100% reversable

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  • perceval
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    How about using plastidip? They have some cool metal colors.

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  • hairmetal-81
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    Yes, why not - Whatever suits your fancy!

    I'm sure something bold like red lugs looks sweet on a chrome shell!

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  • KennyinDundee
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    Hmmmm...thanks everyone for the advice. A couple more questions if I may please... If I sand the lugs, I wouldve thought the primer would take to the metal better. However, do I need to sand first? Powder coating is out of the question. Im thinking nice and easy spraying of chrome or similar colour. Should I go with a different colour in contrast to the chrome shell? Whats everyones thoughts please?

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  • hairmetal-81
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    From the little 'knowledge' (ahem) I could pick up when it came to the terms 'color' and 'metal', if you truly want a durable hardware-finish, instead of spraying you may think about powder-coating it... ....just spraying it could leave a flakey result...


    HTH

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  • Cheddies
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    As bwilburn points out above - you can do it, and it will look ok at the end, but it probably won't last very long.

    Minimum I would do is metal primer and colour-coat.

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  • bwilburn79
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    It's really a question of durability. I converted a Ludwig metal snare into a kick drum a while ago. I was in a hurry so I sprayed the hoops and lugs with Valspar black lacquer in a rattle can. I did very little prep, spraying directly over the chrome after cleaning with alcohol. It looks decent but I'm sure it won't stand up to much abuse. You certainly won't regret doing a quality job but you might regret it if you don't.

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