drew510 wrote:JP's method was to paint thick coats over a black base. Is that what you did or was it different? I seem to remember someone talking about a white base and even coats.
Actually, with Rust-Oleum and Krylon Chrome, very light
dusting coats of chrome (somewhat transparent) over a dark base coat worked best for me and a few others (someone else's idea, I forget who
). But those brands didn't hold a candle to Dupli-Color Chrome
. With the Dupli-Color though, I found that it needed to completely
cover the base, and lay as smoothly as possible (no orange peel) in order to have that crisp, sharp reflection. I did this with 50~60 continuous, light dusting coats (until it would 'self-level'/orange peel disappeared after about one second of setting). One some (test) pieces I just saturated them and let the paint run
. This achieved the same results, only with drips at the edges. Unfortunately, the extra brightness of the Dupli-Color Chrome exceeds digital image limitations, so in pictures both brands/methods appear fairly similar, while in person they are at opposite ends of the 'brightness' scale.
DW is certainly
the expert in this area
so I would stick with his
advice, I just wanted to share this to help contrast the differences in the paint and methods.
'Protection' and 'Oppression' are synonymous.