Chrome-look powdercoat for bumpers?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Jeff Pulera, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Jeff Pulera

    Jeff Pulera Well-Known Member

    Fixing up 68 Skylark to driver quality and cost of bumper rechroming, plus shipping both ways, is out of budget. Has anyone used powdercoating to simulate chrome? Looks good enough 20 feet away? Any examples?


  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Look for a used one. Never happen.
  3. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    I had some park lamp assemblies on my '62 Lincoln done with something like Spectra Chrome, which is more like paint than it is powder. It is apparently very difficult to work with. It looked great for about a year or so, than it turned yellow.

    OEM manufacturers use something called PVD Chrome for wheels. I think it's more like a powder. But it has a bit of a texture to it, and also a rainbow effect at times. It certainly does not have the shine or depth of real chrome. On a large surface like a bumper, I don't know how it would look. Maybe someone who has actually had it done will chime in.
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Thre is a new wrap out that looks very much like chrome,...

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