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  • mad57
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    I was just messing around and mixed the chrome and clear together about 60 chrome 40 clear and it looked great and DIDNT LOSE the bright shine. try it. let me know how it works for you guys.

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  • Harleydad
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    Originally posted by amundaza View Post
    Hey guys,
    I would like to know where to buy the Extreme Chrome and clear coat ... who makes/sells it? Thanks.
    Extreme Chrome was a Tiger Drylac product, it has been discontinued and replaced by Ultra Chrome.

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  • amundaza
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    Hey guys,
    I would like to know where to buy the Extreme Chrome and clear coat ... who makes/sells it? Thanks.

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  • stevedwnng
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    I read somewhere about laying down a black base coat before the extreme chrome. I've been searching the forums and google but I cannot find where I originally read it. I have several parts I'm doing for a friend on his Eclipse motor he's currently building. I showed him a piece I did in extreme chrome and he wants all his parts done in this color. I read the sticky on applying extreme chrome and I have all the parts prepped and ready for powder. However, if the black base gives a better quality I definitely would like to go that route. Has anyone ever done this? Is there a noticeable difference? I'm only doing the extreme chrome with clear coat, no candies, ect. I would think the black base would darken the chrome, but I could be wrong. I'd like to ask for any advice you guys may have. If the extreme chrome over a black base gives a better quality finish I'm all for it. I don't really have enough powder to be experimenting to see what happens so I figured I'd ask you guys what you think. Any info would greatly be appreciated. Should it be a gloss black or flat black? And if so, should I let the black base partial cure before applying the extreme chrome or let it cool to room temp. before the chrome?

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  • UtahPowderCoatings
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    Interesting how you got that dull finish. When I saw the pictures I thought you used a satin clear on top... but by your comment, it sounds like you didn't. What level of gloss did the clear say it was? could it be under-cured?

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  • yukonerdave
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    I dunno how active this thread is, but I followed the advice to the T and am pleased with the results. Thought I'd add some pics. Air scoops from a Yamaha Vmax motorcycle:

    BEFORE CLEARCOAT



    AFTER CLEARCOAT



    It'd be nice if there were a way to clear without any added dullness, but I am really happy with the result. They are shinier than they look in the second pic.

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  • Quarterhorse2
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    Originally posted by hvac36 View Post
    This is the write up I promised back around Christmas but due to family issues I was not able to get to it...
    The 2 Images attached are done with extreme chrome and super high gloss clear coat.
    Image 0504 is just Chrome:
    Image 0506 has teh clear coat on it..
    Now the How To Part of this post..
    Do your prep as normal,
    Apply Chrome as normal BUT applying only enought to coat and not over coat you want a good thin layer. Now Cure at 375 for 30 mins, yes this is after it has come up to that temp ( the part not the oven ).
    After curing let part(s) cool to room temp this is very important that it is room temp!!!
    Now reheat part to 150 degree's +/- 10% remove from oven then clear coat for the required time, No more no less.
    So far I have used over a pound of powder each and have turned out the same results each and ever time.. With very very little to no cloud effect..


    Jim S...
    Thanks for the tips! This is a learning curve for me I've done a bout a dozen or so Xtreme chrome pieces & with your process it seemed to work the best....Here's an intake I did for a friend with xtreme chrome & then cleared.



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  • JTW37
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    If you are going to use Extreme Chrome and Super High Gloss clear, go to the Powder Coating forum and get the Sticky instructions on how to use this type. The outcome is super.



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  • Harleydad
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    No you don't need to remove the ano, it's a good base for powder. If you feel more comfortable removing it, it should blast off pretty easy. Are you sure it's anodized?

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  • Duke99
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    I have a question, I was hopeing u could help i am new to powdercoating and about to powdercoat my motorcycle frame. I was wondering do u have to take off the anadizing that is on the frame before u powdercoat or can u leave it on.

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  • Harleydad
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    Originally posted by 3eagles View Post
    I never considered a problem with chrome plate being heated in an oven? I have some under hood parts like heater ducts and housings I wanted to try. They aren't the best chrome but clean up nicely. The have a real tendancy to get rust spots quickly. I was hoping if I cleaned them up good and clear coated them they would stay chrome longer without polishing.

    Another thing I've seen reading this post is that reading the oven temp only appears to be a mistake. Do I have to invest in a IR thermometer to make sure the part temps are right? Thanks, Chuck in NH
    In my opinion if they have rust spots, it's not going to work and an I.R. temp gun is must have.

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  • 3eagles
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    I never considered a problem with chrome plate being heated in an oven? I have some under hood parts like heater ducts and housings I wanted to try. They aren't the best chrome but clean up nicely. The have a real tendancy to get rust spots quickly. I was hoping if I cleaned them up good and clear coated them they would stay chrome longer without polishing.

    Another thing I've seen reading this post is that reading the oven temp only appears to be a mistake. Do I have to invest in a IR thermometer to make sure the part temps are right? Thanks, Chuck in NH

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  • Harleydad
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    Re: Clear powder over Chrome Plate!

    Originally posted by 3eagles View Post
    Can you apply clear coat powder over actual chrome plate to provide a protective sealer for the plating?
    If the chrome holds up to the cure temps. People clear all sorts of things to avoid having to continually polish them.

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  • 3eagles
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    Clear powder over Chrome Plate!

    Can you apply clear coat powder over actual chrome plate to provide a protective sealer for the plating?

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  • jazzcornet
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    thank you!! someone mentioned earlier about using wet black as a base coat under the chrome. I will be experimenting with that very soon. stay tuned!

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