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 Post subject: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:21 am 
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I have a chrome item where some of the chrome is scrapped off ...

Is there any "paint" that can be used to touch up damaged chrome?

perhaps paint the damaged area and then polish it back to hide the scrape?

I'd be happy with something that passed the "3ft test"


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:31 am 
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It kind of depends on the size of the scrape but I've seen thin kitchen foil super glued on top and you wouldn't know from a distance. You can buy 'chrome' paints, but I've never seen one that looks very chrome like. Also you can get chrome self adhesive vinyl which might do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:36 pm 
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I have used chrome fablon, the trick seems to be to heat it with a hairdryer and stretch it as you apply it. I've used it on car chrome, it's been on for a year, through car washes etc and not peeled at all.
Just doing the same on my forks where the chrome has lifted


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:10 pm 
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photoman125 wrote:
I have used chrome fablon, the trick seems to be to heat it with a hairdryer and stretch it as you apply it. I've used it on car chrome, it's been on for a year, through car washes etc and not peeled at all.
Just doing the same on my forks where the chrome has lifted


Do you have a link to this product.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:16 pm 
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http://www.wilko.com/dc-fix-fablon/d-c- ... vt/0309568
That's the one I use, but for best results you do need to gently heat as you use it


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:46 am 
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I would be very interested in pics of a finished product when there are available.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:07 am 
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I've just got to spray the top of my forks then I'll be using the film on the chrome so will put pics up. The bike is the one I'm using for my charity ride so has to be rebuilt without costing anything :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome touch up ...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:05 pm 
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TGR wrote:
I would be very interested in pics of a finished product when there are available.Richard

Don't get any idea's of chroming half a bike in this stuff! It marks easily but good for little cover ups.


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