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  • customandsound
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    when in dault polish it !!!!!!!!

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  • DALE
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    Yes, you could polish and then clear coat. This would work nicely. The spectra will work but definately will not hold up for the long haul.

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  • warchild
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    How about buffing it to a chrome look and then put a clear powder on it. i do a lot of big things like that thats to big for me to chrome. and it all looks fine.

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  • Zpider
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    Without having tried it, ill say recrome it, cant imagine the cromepowder last and keep shiny enough to reflect the light in the long run...

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  • To chrome or to powdercoat; that is the question...

    hey guys,

    Looking for a little input from you. I have a guy with a headlight reflector that has become scratched and faded over the last 30 years or so. It's not a sealed beam, and the glass lens is already off and the bulb itself gone, so that's not a problem. It's a lightweight metal, and probably aluminum coated originally for the reflector.

    My question is this- do I need to rechrome it, replate it with just nickel, or (here's hoping) would the spectra chrome 525 powder that I got from Caswell's a) be reflective enough, and b) would it hold up to the heat of being inside a headlamp with an H-4 halogen bulb? Anyone tried this yet? If so, what worked/failed for you?

    Thanks,
    Jay
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