Chrome plating has without end been the easiest way to maintain an merchandise shiny and likewise require little upkeep. The chroming course of is completed electrostatically and requires particular gear, a lot of steps, and could be very costly. For that reason many are searching for different strategies to use chrome or get an analogous end. We’ve been providing chrome powder for the powder coating course of however that additionally requires some extra steps and gear to attain. In case you have a paint gun and an air compressor you will get a simulated chrome end with Spray-On Chrome. The hot button is to comply with the directions and course of carefully and also you’ll be left with a extremely reflective half that you simply did at dwelling with out the excessive chrome plating invoice!
For probably the most dramatic Chrome impact, Eastwood Liquid Chrome Paint have to be utilized over a clean shiny black floor that’s been high coated with (50251ZP) Eastwood European Clear Coat Urethane. It can be utilized over most different urethane clear coatings. (Not suitable over PPG or Home of Kolor coatings).
After the Clear is absolutely cured you possibly can colour sand and buff to a glass clean end, following the urethane clear producer’s tips, and permit base to treatment for 5-10 days at 70 to 95 levels F earlier than going to step 2.
Wipe space to be coated with denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner/solvent to take away any residual grease, wax or oil residue. Subsequent, wash the gloss urethane with sizzling detergent and water resolution. (An answer of Daybreak or Palmolive dishwashing detergent and water works properly.) Train care to keep away from scratching floor. For finest outcomes floor should stay scratch free and as clean as glass.
Stir and pour Eastwood Liquid Chrome into a twig gun or airbrush cup.NOTE: No extra thinning is important or desired.
Apply coating with a HVLP element gun with 0.8 – 1.Zero mm nozzle or airbrush with #5 tip. Regulate gun for very mild materials circulation (about half to three/Four flip open from the absolutely closed place). Regulate fan and strain to supply an excellent very mild mist fan about 2 inches huge.
Apply Three or Four very mild coats, permitting 15 – 20 minutes between coats. Cease as quickly as you obtain full opacity. Heavy coats or extra coats will produce a duller end. Enable coating to dry for 1 5 minutes. NOTE: Full reflectivity is not going to be revealed till the tip of step 4.
GENTLY wipe the floor with a high-quality, completely clear, dry, microfiber fabric or 100 % cotton towel or shirt. Don’t use any hand strain. Simply let the burden of the fabric decide up any dry spray. This may barely brighten the floor and enhance reflectivity.
Enable the coating to dry an extra 12-24 hours. Stir and apply 1 medium coat of Eastwood Liquid Chrome Clear (12452Z). NOTE: No extra thinning is important or desired.The applying of this clear will lower reflectivity by 5-15 %, however it’ll stop the coating from smudging and could be left as is or high coated with most two-part urethane automotive coatings for an much more sturdy end. (Not suitable with PPG or Home of Kolor coatings).
Buff any two-part urethane clear to a clean completely flat end. (Consult with urethane clear colour sanding and buffing directions.)