Chroming Plastic

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Chroming Plastic

Postby SarahLovesHer300zx » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:32 pm

I am in need of someone that can chrome plastic. I've got some interior trim panels that are starting to show some wear, but I'm having a hard time finding a shop that can do the work. I hope the far reaching connections of NICO can help me.


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Re: Chroming Plastic

Postby centralcoaster33 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:21 pm

Are they actually chromed plastics or just painted and finished with clear or maybe even aluminum plated and finished? I looked into actual plastic chroming and it's not something that can be repaired, it's done to new parts the first time around. My research could be wrong though. Have you considered buying new OEM or just painting them yourself with some chrome spray and clear afterwards?

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Re: Chroming Plastic

Postby amc49 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:50 am

Any clear overspray generally knocks some 'chrome' reflectivity off to be duller looking. True chroming of plastic is generally aluminizing in a vacuum. Like model kit car parts.

Look up 'vacuum metallizing' on google. We had a guy here local who did it for years and willing to do individual parts but he has recently quit.

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Re: Chroming Plastic

Postby RandyBonnette » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 am

domyhomework
I am in need of someone that can chrome plastic. I've got some interior trim panels that are starting to show some wear, but I'm having a hard time finding a shop that can do the work. I hope the far reaching connections of NICO can help me.
Hi there,

The best variant, as for me, is Custom Chrome which is in your area. Their address: 4905 Belfort Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Duval County. And here's the email: webguy (at) dickswingsandgrill (dot) com
You may try to contact them.

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Re: Chroming Plastic

Postby carldu » Thu May 09, 2019 1:50 am

It can be a DIY project. I know chromeillusion offers chrome paint for plastic pieces.

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Re: Chroming Plastic

Postby DenisMcG » Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 am

Depending on the shape of the pieces, a chrome vinyl wrap mught be a good option.


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