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Old 02-07-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Chrome wrap

I've noticed that "wrapping" is fairly popular and saw where someone did an entire vehicle in chrome. Wondering how it would work on an AD bumper and grill bars...
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: Chrome wrap

If this works it would cost 13.00 to do a bumper. For that price a guy could feel like playing with it. The bumper would have to be slick and smooth and it would probably work better on a painted bumper rather than an old chrome bumper.

https://www.amazon.com/12x78Chrome-M...a-570792190210

3M it doesn't say what the length is or at least I can't figure it out. https://www.rvinyl.com/3M-Wrap-Film-...CABEgKLTfD_BwE
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: Chrome wrap

For that price it’s definitely worth a try! My bumper is smooth, I welded the bolts and grinded down the heads. Ordering a roll now! Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:50 PM   #4
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Re: Chrome wrap

Please post up some pics when you get your bumper covered.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: Chrome wrap

3m starts at 12x60....and gets bigger
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:36 PM   #6
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Re: Chrome wrap

And progressively more expensive. 3M says that it is good for a year and I imagine that is on what anything you put it on including boats and semi trucks for part of their graphics that are exposed to the weather.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:48 AM   #7
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Re: Chrome wrap

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There are a few companies out there making "Chrome" paint as well.

https://alsacorp.com/shop/chrome-pro...rrachrome.html

https://www.spectrachrome.com/index.html
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Re: Chrome wrap

I saw those but those options are pretty pricey. I'd looked into rattle cans and surprisingly the one that did best on this test was made for model cars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL4IYoxJqu4

From what I can see, they're only sold in 3.5oz cans though.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:10 PM   #9
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I used some Krylon Copper on one of my wife's projects.

It laid down nice and looked pretty good, but I didn't figure it would last in any kind of weather.
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If this works it would cost 13.00 to do a bumper. For that price a guy could feel like playing with it. The bumper would have to be slick and smooth and it would probably work better on a painted bumper rather than an old chrome bumper.

https://www.amazon.com/12x78Chrome-M...a-570792190210

3M it doesn't say what the length is or at least I can't figure it out. https://www.rvinyl.com/3M-Wrap-Film-...CABEgKLTfD_BwE
Got the wrap from Amazon the other day, didn't notice that it was for indoor use only so I'll look into made specifically for automotive use.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:10 PM   #11
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they use heat to form the decal to different contours so for something with some defined edges you may notice some different "shading" where the corners are and the heat was used. I imagine those areas would also have a slightly different life span expectancy. one of the truck dealers here in Calgary did a whole new GMC truck. it looked cool from a distance but seemed to attract dust, like static on plastic. for a bumper you would need to be careful about bumps from shopping carts etc (grrrr) and rock chips. otherwise it would look pretty good probably. if you don't like it you can easily remove it and do something else.
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