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Old 07-15-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

Just a noob trying to make my grill, and chrome pieces look like brushed nickel? Please help
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

600 grit sand paper ...
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

what type of vehicle? lots of things called chrome are not/stainless plastic etc

b4 doing on somthin good it would b a great idea to try it on something that is disposable
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

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what type of vehicle? lots of things called chrome are not/stainless plastic etc

b4 doing on somthin good it would b a great idea to try it on something that is disposable
good thought. if it's heavy chromed steel or a factory truck style aluminum grille it would be two different processes.

On the chrome steel, you could sand in one direction to get the brushed look and then clear over it...maybe using a slightly tinted clear to achieve the nickel look...

On the grille, you would have to first strip the anodized coating off and then you could sand and clear it...

and if chromed plastic, you wouldn't want to sand it at all....maybe brush on a finish in that case...I saw chip foose make a "brushed" look paint stripe on one of his overhaulin cars by sanding down the paint before clearing it....
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

Okay thanks, can it be clear coat out the can?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

I ran across this a few days ago when looking at videos on Youtube. Hope it helps LINK
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Re: Is there an easy way to make chrome look like brushed nickel?

^^^^:thread dig: I have been looking for this for the last week, finally found it.
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