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    Liquid chrome ?

    Found this at Hobby Lobby. Anyone ever use this on light housings? Kinda hard to get an even cote with the small applicator, but if it was in a small bottle you may be able to get an even application with a small paint brush. The pics are of an old VW backup light that i had sitting around. Also, "Made in Germany".
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    maybe open it and put it in an air brush

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    Looks like old silver Testors plastic car model paint.
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    Rust oleum is ok, not great but better than nothing
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    I just used some metallic tape

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    Write up on using liquid chrome out of an airbrush. It's for scale modeling but still informative. Looks like the user took a liquid chrome pen apart and sprayed it as Bob suggested.

    https://scalemodelpodcast.com/molotow-liquid-chrome/
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    I have used chrome paint on SWB tail-light housings, and it came out great. But you need to start with a smooth surface. Yours is not.
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    as an aside...I have experimented with using chrome powdercoat. The problem is that the pot metal (?) of the housings off gasses at any elevated temp. I tried to pre-heat them numerous times to pre-outgas, but the bubbles still form when you heat cure the powder. The finish is excellent and reflective, but if you take the lens off the housing, there are bubbles in the finish.

    Here is a new piece of aluminum I tested on -- no bubbles. The housings just didn't work well due to the outgassing during the cure phase. Stick with the paint, which can be removed at a later date more easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbone99 View Post
    I just used some metallic tape
    Will the tape melt?
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