Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair

Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Corvair Center Forum :  Corvair Center Phorum The fastest message board... ever.
Corvair Center 
Chrome Paint?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: April 20, 2017 10:30AM

Every time I go to Lowes, I see this Chrome spray paint on the shelf and wonder if its any good. Would only use it on small parts; I am sure its not designed for bumpers or other large parts. Has anyone tried this paint?

Lee Smith
Buchanan, VA
1962 Rampside

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Chrome Paint?
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 20, 2017 10:33AM

Sucks. It's just silver.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Chrome Paint?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: April 20, 2017 12:48PM

Have seen lots of "chrome" paints. Have never seen paint that even gets very close to actual chrome.


Avid Corvair hobbiest since 1984.
I have personally performed ground up restoration on over 20 Corvairs.
I currently work full time at restoring and repairing Corvairs.
Located in the Atlanta Georgia area.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Chrome Paint?
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: April 20, 2017 01:40PM

There is a "chrome" powder coating that I had commercially applied to two headlight
bezels. The result was close but not to the level of real chrome. However, it was
inexpensive at $15 per bezel.

Attached pics are some of the small items I've painted with Dupli-Color Chrome
spray paint. Obviously not close to chrome but good enough for the particular

Here's a commercially available chrome spray paint that I saw used on an episode of
History Channel's Counting Cars. It looked good on TV and the painter was pleased with
the results.


That's my limited knowledge of this subject.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2017 01:42PM by phill66.


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Chrome Paint?
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: April 20, 2017 01:45PM

Search to the utube video for "Hydro-Chrome." There are several brands of real looking spray base color/ wash over chrome coating systems available. amazing but expensive!

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

Options: ReplyQuote

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.