The story continues.... seems we all want chrome!!!!
Just wanted to let you know I've just purchased the can of Liquid Chrome Aerosol (£20) spray after watching the youtube promotional video, here:
However.. things are never as they seem... the video looks great, but the huge list of instructions that are supplied with the can of spray means it's not that easy! You need to smooth primer the item... wet/dry fine rub down.. then spray gloss black as a basecoat, this must be extremely high gloss finish as this has a major effect on the outcome!!!! This needs flattening and wet/dry rub down, then it recommends covering with a Clear Base Coat, this should be UHS or Polyurethane clears, and NOT the Clear Laquer you buy in cans!!! Oh by the way, at each stage the company mention throughout the instructions that unless all these things are performed to a very high standard, the chrome effect will not be as good and may end up more silver!!! (a case of lets cover our backsides in case the customer wants a refund if its not shiny!!!!). 24 hours are to be left between coats, and recommend a week before applying the final chrome spray!!!
The chrome spray MUST be applied in a warm dust free environment, at least 23C (which they then say "failure to maintain this temp during spraying and drying will have a serious detrimental effect to the final chrome finish!").
Then when fully dry, polish lightly with cloth. If the item is for out door or will be handled another clear coat spray, 2-3 coats for longer lasting.
Are you all still with me, or drifted off....
So, if like me, you thought this was a simple spray can job like any others we do.. think again!
However, I'm going to film me doing the whole process so you can make your mind up as to whether it really is as good as chrome!
Keep watching!!!! Will film and post as soon as we get some decent weather!!!