Spray on chrome 101
First, before we begin please do your research as to which product and company you work with before purchasing your chemicals and equipment because all materials, equipment, systems and companies ARE NOT created equally.
Why Use Spray On Chrome?
With FutureChromes spray on chrome you can apply a beautiful chrome finish over virtually any surface, from traditional chrome finishes to amazing candy chrome finishes you can chrome it all!
Spray on chrome is a cleaner, faster, less expensive and far more environmentally friendly substitute and replacement for traditional hard/decorative chrome.
The advantages of a spray on chrome kit to the consumer and applicator compared to traditional hard chrome are:
1. Less expensive:
Approximately 60% of the cost of hard chrome.
2. Faster turn around time:
The average turn around time for traditional chrome is 60 days or longer
3. No pitting, rusting or oxidation:
Unlike traditional chrome, spray on chrome is a layer of pure silver which is essentially hermedically sealed between two or more layers of urethane protective coating.
4. Fast and inexpensive spot repair:
If the spray on chrome is scratched or damaged, repair is quick and painless using urethane and silver to repair only the damaged area instead of resurfacing the entire part.
5. Unlike traditional chroming that is limited to only metal, spray on chrome can be used on virtually any substrate and works equally well on metal, fiberglass, plastic, wood, composites, vinyl, ceramic, porcelain, carbon fiber, concrete and much more.
There are a few key points that truly need to be addressed about the spray on chrome process that have never been done publicly before.
#1. Chroming with spray on chrome/hydro chrome is not a difficult process but it most certainly requires the user to have the ability to paint and the proper facility and clean environment adequate for spraying/Applying paint.
#2. Spray on chrome is a 100% identical match to real chrome in every appearance aspect from color, clarity, reflection and brilliance and blue hue when properly applied with the right chemicals.
#3. Spray on chrome will not look yellow if the chemicals are of high quality and the application process is done properly.
The entire process from start to finish
#1. Proper preparation is required on ALL parts regardless of the surface.
In this step by step application guide, we will begin with the preparation steps that will guarantee perfect adhesion between the part itself and the first layer of urethane. We will provide an example for metal. Similar preparation will apply to all other surface substrate types.