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    Hey guys I got a resin cast of thomas helmet in. I wanna get it chromed....soo my question is. What should I do in preparation in getting it chromed and where it should be sent to be chromed that will do the job well.

    Thanks Guys!

    -Tanner

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    as for prep, as long as its smooth you should be ok.
    I would recommend coat of chrome
    http://coatofchrome.com/

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    Re: Chrome??

    Got a price range and lay over time?

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    Re: Chrome??

    $250-$300 or more depending on how much prep work you leave for the shop. You can expect a delay of four weeks or more. These shops are usually busy with large professional or batch orders so there is always a few weeks lead time.

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    Ok so what should I do in prep for it after sanding. Should I prime it or what? Thanks guys for helping me

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    Re: Chrome??

    I just sanded mine smooth , thats it.

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    Youll need it to be primed to see which spots you missed and what wasn't perfect when you left it. So primer, sand, patch, sand, primer, sand... Until its good enough for you. Then give it to the chromer. The chromer will prime it on their own because chroming takes a catalyzed primer (not rattle can stuff) but they will not fill in the gaps you missed so do as good of a job as you can. It's expensive. You don't want to be disappointed with the end product.

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    I know it will be exspensive but it will be alot better then just spraying it. I guess when I get home ill be sanding sanding sanding haha.

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    for best results do not use spray can primer if chroming.

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    Re: Chrome??

    Quote Originally Posted by Beastman View Post
    for best results do not use spray can primer if chroming.
    I've found different, actually. I prime mine with filler primer (I prefer Krylon ruddy brown) then send to 2,000 grit. The chrome shop applies their primer on top of this, and the finished results are actually quite good.


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