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  This topic is about my 1972 MG Midget MkIII
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purpleGT Gold Member Bud Osbourne
Pittsburgh, PA., USA   USA
The other night, the Lucas of China light switch, in one of my Midgets (the white one) failed. No surprise there, as they all fail after a fairly short service life. The only reason it was in the car, at all, is that it was in there when I got the car. Normally, I just find an old, original Lucas light switch and use it...............which is just what I did, this evening.

My question, however, is about this new, chrome paint I've been hearing about. By now, the switch bezels, on most OE Lucas rocker switches, is getting pretty shabby, if it's still on there at all. I've got a couple of old, original, Lucas rocker switches (the ones from '73 thru '76 are the best) to refurbish and my friend, Scott Harper, is sending me a few more (inoperative), next week. I can usually put them back in good working order, but I'd like to be able to make those bezels look a bit (a lot, actually) more presentable.

So, can any of you guys point me to the "state of the art" chrome paint? I'm anxious to see how it will work.

Thanks in advance.

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trevorwj Trevor Jessie
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
Are you talking about the gloss black, silver disposition, clear system?
http://alsacorp.com/killer-chrome/



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purpleGT Gold Member Bud Osbourne
Pittsburgh, PA., USA   USA
Thanks, Trevor! A bit pricey, but it looks like what I'm looking for.

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trevorwj Trevor Jessie
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
There are shops that do a fake chrome on plastic parts. It is eco friendly so it may be inexpensive. Real chrome on plastic is still pretty expensive and not many shops do it.



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Northern Midget Norm Paterson
Haileybury, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1961 Morgan 4/4 "Joan"
1968 Fiat 600 "Luigi"
1976 MG Midget MkIV "None Yet"
I have tried a Krylon product of chrome paint. I'm impressed with it so far. This is my spare wheel.


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purpleGT Gold Member Bud Osbourne
Pittsburgh, PA., USA   USA
Interesting. Looks very nice. Thanks, Norm. Might be worth a try, since the bezels are rather small/thin and the car is for driving, not showing.

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jamesm5858 James Moore
Kent, Ohio, USA   USA
Used vynl chrome sheet on my bumper and tail light trim cannot tell JM

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jamesm5858 James Moore
Kent, Ohio, USA   USA
Used vynl chrome sheet on my bumper and tail light trim cannot tell

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baloo Silver Member s y
Louisville, KY, USA   USA
In reply to # 3534143 by Northern Midget I have tried a Krylon product of chrome paint. I'm impressed with it so far. This is my spare wheel.

Looks great, thanks.

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, Tennessee, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"
1974 MG Midget MkIII "Lizzy...SOLD!!"    & more
I used Krylon real chrome spray on the caps for my steering wheel stalks and the light switches on my 1974. It looked really "chromey" for about a year. Now I noticed it has hazed over, more like brushed aluminum. For years, model car guys used to use companies that would respray the chrome parts from valuable kits. Seem to recall you just sent your trees in a padded envelope and they would ship them back nice and shiny.

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Chester, New Hampshire, USA   USA
Has anyone else seen the episode of Jay Leno's Garage, that featured the liquid process, that turned several surfaces, metal, plastic, ETC, into a nice chrome like finish? I think I will try to find a link, and post it, it was almost too good to be true.

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Chester, New Hampshire, USA   USA
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baloo Silver Member s y
Louisville, KY, USA   USA

Wayne -- looks good, and certainly seems easy to do.
Has anyone on the forum tried it?
Can't seem to find the website "chromesolutions.de"

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Alan Alan Warschaw
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Not 100% sure but I think this is the same product.

http://customcreationpaints.co.uk

I would like to find a USA company as think shipping from UK would be alot

I did find these guys there in

https://www.futurechrome.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-06-20 06:41 PM by Alan.

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KRCaddis Gene Johnson
Santa Margarita, CA, USA   USA
1961 Morris Minor Pickup "Morris, Of Course"
Check this site out; Googles only a few clicks from anything...
http://www.pchrome.com/faq/ultimate-spray-chrome-comparison/

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