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Old 11-23-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Chroming a rear spoiler

I wanted to chrome my rear spoiler. I checked into vinyl wrap $266! Next I tried chrome painting and they want $400!!
I know they make chrome paint in a rattle can, but is it any good? If so what's the best brand to get a mirror finish? I could always paint it the factory color with Duplicolor, but that's not what I really wanted to do!

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Old 11-23-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

Have you considered doing it yourself? A roll of chrome vinyl is about 14 bucks.
https://www.amazon.com/VViViD-Chrome...4516209&sr=8-4

One of the guys over on my airplane forum painted his wheelpants with a chrome rattle can and it looked good, on a small picture on the phone anyway.

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Old 11-23-2019, 10:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

A hobby shop should have rolls of chrome Ultrakote or other mylar coverings in 6 foot rolls.


but it's tricky to apply. and chrome shows all flaws....

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Old 11-23-2019, 12:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

I tried vinyl wrap myself. The most frustrating thing I ever tried!

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Old 11-23-2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

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I wanted to chrome my rear spoiler. I checked into vinyl wrap $266!
Frankly, $266.00 is a decent price to wrap the spoiler when you consider the cost of the actual materials/tools and just how tricky curves are to do properly. It should take a pro about 2-3 hours to do the job well.

The cost to wrap my entire car was $2300.00, which is in the process of being done, section by section now. I also have a spoiler and the company doing the wrap told me it will be done last.

Just make sure they are using a really good guaranteed product that lasts about 5-7 years. May I suggest you take off the spoiler for them to wrap so you still have use of your car.

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Old 11-25-2019, 05:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

Thanks guys.
I guess I'll just paint it in the factory
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

I sprayed a transmission mount with the rustoleum rattlecan chrome a few weeks ago, I was pretty amazed at how shiny it is.

Not sure how long it will last, seems pretty tough though. Also, I did very little prep work.


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Old 11-26-2019, 11:46 AM   #8
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

I used Rust-Oleum chrome on my windshield wiper blades. They are shiny, but not the mirror look of chrome.

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Old 11-27-2019, 12:37 AM   #9
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

There is a process, 'electroless' plating, which allows plating of metals upon plastic surfaces. Maybe check if any plating shops in vicinity...

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Old 11-28-2019, 12:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

That plastic Chrome technique cost $400!

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Old 11-28-2019, 12:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

What about flat/matte black?

I'd probably remove my spoiler if I didn't think it would leave big holes in my trunk lid.

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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

The spoiler is pretty worthless aerodynamically.

The only real use I ever found for one is to keep the deer from sliding off the trunk lid..

Tie the front legs together - pass the rope through the drivers door - out th epassengers door and thenh tie off to the rear legs....


As long as you dont take the corners too fast it works great.

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Old 11-28-2019, 10:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

I wonder if the deer makes a difference aerodynamically. If so, you would just need a chrome deer. If I ever restore my '98 coupe, I may delete the rear spoiler.

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Old 11-29-2019, 04:00 AM   #14
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Default Re: Chroming a rear spoiler

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The spoiler is pretty worthless aerodynamically.
Mine traps snow, ice, and leaves. I think it also reduces my rear view a bit.

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