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  • What happens if I Copy Chrome over real chrome?

    I know it isn't supposed to work, but suppose one tries it anyhow?

    Reason I wonder is I occasionally have something chrome that has decent chrome on it that I would like to keep, but has bare areas, or major scratches, where the base metal shows. where even some bad chrome would be a considerable improvement on nothing at all. Which has me wondering if using the brush kit very carefully might allow touching up just the bare parts.

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    Re: What happens if I Copy Chrome over real chrome?

    You can't plate any sort of plating over chrome. It will peel off.
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      Re: What happens if I Copy Chrome over real chrome?

      Yes, but what would happen to the Copy Chrome that was on the exposed base metal. Would it remain bonded to it, or would it peel off with the Copy Chrome that had been applied to the real chrome?

      That is to say, suppose I have a piece of metal that is covered with chrome, but has a spot of exposed steel where the chrome was abraded off. I prep the metal then use the brush kit to apply some copper, then Copy Chrome to the exposed steel, working right up to the edge of the chrome and maybe overlapping a tad. Would the Copy Chrome sucessfuily plate the bare metal, or would I just be making a mess?



      Originally posted by lcaswell View Post
      You can't plate any sort of plating over chrome. It will peel off.

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