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  • Charlie D
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    I received a response back from Alternative Chrome Creations. They can do the gold chrome and several other colors. At least I know I can get the robe rail holder and the rear ash tray to look like new.

    Charlie D.

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  • Charlie D
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    Dan,

    It is spray on. He used the same process as for the chrome. If I remember right he may have combined the gold and copper to get the gold color that matched the door handles the closest. I do not know how it will wear because none of the parts have been installed yet. I know a few individuals at the time were wondering how the external pieces like the headlight rim would weather. I emailed the Alternative Chrome Creations and asked if they do the spray on gold.

    Charlie D.

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  • 55 56 PREZ 4D
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    Charlie D:
    Are the gold pieces spray on or plated ?

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  • dannyo
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    mike, i have tryed a guy that went out of business cause of the other invester, but e did great with this spray crome, might try the guy are talking about in KS, 1/2 price of reg. crome process .

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  • dannyo
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    mike, i have had some spray crome done 3 yrs a go it was great like you said , had it done around here not the guy you were talking about but he went out of business , heard he was in with a nother guy that wanted faster return on his investment so he pulled out , but he wsa great and 1/2 price of reg. cromingi might go with the guy you are talking of in KS, not that far from me.
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  • abkco
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    Thanks, everyone. I bought one from SI and it was scratched up. Yes, it's for a Champ truck. I'd like to keep it original. I have been keeping an eye out on Ebay, but hard to find. I'll reach out to the suggestions above.

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  • kustommusic
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    Oh foolish me! I sent out a pair of valve covers and a valley cover to a local guy for the paint on chrome. That was almost 5 months ago, but he assures me he is working on them "not to worry". Sheesh!! Kustommusic

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  • Lothar
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    If by "Champ" you really mean a Champ truck, not a Champion car, decent used or even NOS grilles aren't too hard to find. You might even consider substituting a NOS Lark grille (I THINK they interchange) which you can get from SI for $85. Either way, a fraction of the cost of rechroming.

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  • dean pearson
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    How about the chrome body wrap material? I've been considering trying it.

    Dean.

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  • Coupe Express
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    Try Alternative Chrome Creations in Haysville KS. My 33 Studebaker radiator cap was so pitted Paul's Chrome would not even attempt it. I did some research and then sent it off to Alternative Chrome. I could not believe what a great job they did. It absolutely looks like real chrome -- not just close, but perfect. If anyone wants a photo, I'll try to figure out how to post one.

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  • swvalcon
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    From anything that I've heard the spray on chrome looks more like a real nice base clear sliver. No one seems to be all that impressed with it.

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  • karterfred88
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    Originally posted by Commander Eddie View Post
    Has anyone tried the new spray on chrome process? It is fast and inexpensive. I saw it demonstrated on Jay Leno's Garage.
    Best left to professionals, takes a special technique and has a learning curve to finally get it "right". It's Silver Nitrate and Ammonia Hydroxide, applied over black, sort of a reverse mirror silver application. Not exactly non-toxic. If you use a specialist who has the right equipment, and uses the right technique, when clear coated with a tinted clear it will resemble chrome. But, the total savings vs. real chrome isn't much using a pro to do it. Now for damaged, pitted pot metal it might save an irreplaceable part. Despite all the hype, it's not really a do-it-yourself product.

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  • Commander Eddie
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    Has anyone tried the new spray on chrome process? It is fast and inexpensive. I saw it demonstrated on Jay Leno's Garage.

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  • packard352
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    Barry's in Texas

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