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  • Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

    HERE'S a pic of my intake with the new extreme chrome. and the next pic is with the new clear on top.




    http://www.HP-Powdercoatings.com

  • #2
    Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

    looks good bro but i cant figure out why on all the chrome colors why the clear dulls the finish slightly.
    when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
    G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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    • #3
      Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

      Originally posted by pickleboy
      looks good bro but i cant figure out why on all the chrome colors why the clear dulls the finish slightly.
      yeah it kinda stinks. but since my motor wont see much outdoor weather.
      im going to recoat with the extreme chrome and no clear.
      http://www.HP-Powdercoatings.com

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      • #4
        Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

        It's in the light refraction.

        RNMHRD have you tried the Xtreme chrome with the old clear? It looked better on the timing cover. And to the thinner side on the clear. The problem I had was getting the Chrome to flow out as good as the Super chrome and the cover was rust pitted. SS

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        • #5
          Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

          Originally posted by sswee
          It's in the light refraction.
          so am i to understand that the clear is actually limiting the amount of reflected light? also in the case of an intake or valve covers that will be covered most of the time from the sun, can i just shoot the chrome without a clear, or will it still discolor?
          when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
          G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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          • #6
            Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

            I am no expert on this but as I understand it, it's not the amount of light reflected but the way it is reflected. IE: two light bulbs of equal wattage can light up a large area and produce a single focused beam on a small area depending on how the light refracts off of the reflector. Check the timing cover pics. They were taken without moving the covers, just taken from four sides and look at the difference in color.

            As for shooting without clearing, I haven't done enough to say definitely on the chrome powders. From working with metals, parts not cleared even under the hood will still dull and discolor from oxidation. It is more attributed to drastic changes in humidity than UV light. If you polish an aluminum intake to a nice mirror finish, with no protection it will dull faster on the car than on the dining room table. All the chrome powders to my knowledge are using alum. to achieve their color so you would have to treat them like polished aluminum. This is just my understanding and my two cents worth. SS
            Last edited by sswee; 12-07-2005, 01:44 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

              so the clear is not hindering the reflection of light just redirecting it. make sense. thanks for the detailed advise on not clearing that also stands to reason, if the main part of the chrome powder is aluminum dust. i think i will just clear all parts, that way they will all have a great gloss and be extra protected. thanks again steve.
              when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
              G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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              • #8
                Re: Extreme Chrome On Intake Pic...

                Is it just me... or does that just look like silver in both pictures?

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