Chrome paint - not too bad...

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Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by 412 Fasty » 6th May 2012 - 1:33am

Did this in order to look a bit better for stanford but obviously its been called off for now..

The light surrounds were painted black when i painted the car for a change.

Was in two minds whether or not to waste £6 on "chrome" paint from wilkos or not, but as usual the picture of the 412 in my mind won

And altho not perfect, i think it looks a little better. Would actually reccomend this stuff, plastikote chrome paint....

What ya think? ( bought yellow film for lights too - please tell me ifya think it looks shite, cant decide)

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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by Marko » 6th May 2012 - 7:45am

that actually looks quite nice, much better than black I would of thought and the yellow lights look cool too :)
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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by 72Slowback » 6th May 2012 - 9:37am

As honest as that pic shows that looks really good IMO . It's convinced me to go ahead with ordering a can I was looking at on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chrome-Spray- ... 0687170173

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Post by 412 Fasty » 6th May 2012 - 2:35pm

Cheers for comments, and thanks marko for yellow light opinion ;)

I'll take a couple of closer shots. By no means would i do a front bumper in it, but its a good cheap solution to get a near enough effect.

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Post by Marko » 6th May 2012 - 3:09pm

412 Fasty wrote:Cheers for comments, and thanks marko for yellow light opinion ;)

I'll take a couple of closer shots. By no means would i do a front bumper in it, but its a good cheap solution to get a near enough effect.
agreed, I would rather a slightly pitted bumper then a fake chrome job. and the light surrounds would look strange fully chromed anyway, you got the right look there :thumbsup:
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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by shawn71 » 6th May 2012 - 8:27pm

Certainly better with the chrome effect light surrounds than the black.
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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by 412 Fasty » 6th May 2012 - 8:31pm

Cheers shawn...

Gutted bart stanford. Can you make it next time?

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Post by shawn71 » 7th May 2012 - 1:11pm

Yes I'll be there, see you then?
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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by 412 Fasty » 7th May 2012 - 2:05pm

Yeh all being well matey

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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by BarbBee » 15th November 2012 - 5:24pm

I'm surprised how well that has come up 8)

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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by Wireless » 1st March 2015 - 8:14pm

An old thread, but I think this is worth it being dragged up again.

Perhaps because they were never fitted to UK Spec 412s, cast metal headlight surrounds exist in Europe Hella VW Part 411-941-175 left, and 411-941-176 right.

I've just taken delivery of a pair from Germany and plan to get them properly chromed, I already have a pair of Silver Plastic, and a pair of Black Plastic surrounds, and was tempted by Chrome Paint, but then recently discovered metal surrounds exist.

Just thought everyone would want to know.
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Re: Chrome paint - not too bad...

Post by shawn71 » 2nd March 2015 - 8:48pm

Had the metal surrounds on my 411 powdercoated silver
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