K Series Fan Shroud Paint What Can I Use
Posted January 09, 2011 - 02:52 AM
Posted January 09, 2011 - 06:24 AM
Chrome paints don't look as much like chrome as you might like.But if you clear over it,it might not look too bad.
Edited by mjodrey, January 09, 2011 - 07:41 AM.
Posted January 09, 2011 - 07:24 AM
Posted January 09, 2011 - 08:03 AM
Posted January 09, 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:42 AM
BTW, is the clear coat high temp? If not, the base temp rating may be a mute point.
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Posted January 10, 2011 - 02:06 AM
I don't know about the durability issues of applying to an engine, but worth a look. Otherwise, the shroud is one of the parts that won't get hot enough to peel the paint. Probably gets more heat radiated back to it after the engine is shut down.
If you don't go the powder coat route or try this new magic chrome coating, I'd media blast it, catalyst primer, silver and then clear. I never liked using any silver paint without clear coating it. Gives it a deeper, more finished looking aluminum. The way they "fake chrome" with powder coating is to get the shroud down to bare metal and then highly polish it. Spray it with oil to prevent flash rusting and bring it down for powder coating with a clear powder coat. I've seen motorcycle fenders done this way.
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Posted January 10, 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted January 10, 2011 - 01:31 PM
Posted January 10, 2011 - 01:35 PM
WOW,that "Spray-On Chrome" looks like quite a thing.
They thought that spray on hair was pretty slick too........lol
Will have to try some wax on my grill....may be too late.
Posted February 12, 2011 - 03:16 AM
you would never see a part sprayed down with oil before powder coating it!EVER!
. The way they "fake chrome" with powder coating is to get the shroud down to bare metal and then highly polish it. Spray it with oil to prevent flash rusting and bring it down for powder coating with a clear powder coat. I've seen motorcycle fenders done this way.
I am not sure where you get your info or from what you say you witnessed, but this is the most ridiculous thing I have read in a very long time ,and anyone that has read this completely disreguard it !its complete horse dodo
and a clear coat actually dulls the finish by creating a layer between the shine and reflective light the clear helps with UV, mar and scuff protection that is the nature of the beast you cannot copy real chrome and get real chrome results ,they have a few processes that bring you close but its still not the same
single stage chromes dull because they have no scuff/mar protection and leave a dull gray after the scuff/bang whatever the issue was
they oxidize from the uv light breaking down the finish
I use chrome powder with clear coats all the time and get some amazing results but any closer than 5 ft and you know its not True chrome
but what do I know