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Can the front grill and the headlight rings be chromed on the MK1 Cortina ?

most of the repro stuff seems to be a dull Aluminium finish :sad: even my refurbished front grill has now gone dull.

here s hoping for a brighter outcome.

cheers Keith.

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Yes they copper plate first then chrome  but it chips off with stones off the road. 

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On 1/16/2021 at 2:30 PM, Keiths Cortinas said:

Can the front grill and the headlight rings be chromed on the MK1 Cortina ?

most of the repro stuff seems to be a dull Aluminium finish :sad: even my refurbished front grill has now gone dull.

here s hoping for a brighter outcome.

cheers Keith.

Might be worth considering ?

 

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Yes seen this Brian , trouble is when you clear coat it looses its shine , i have also tried Molotow liquid Chrome , again same problem.

I think anything out of a can is not going to work .  :thumbdown: 

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16 hours ago, Keiths Cortinas said:

Yes seen this Brian , trouble is when you clear coat it looses its shine , i have also tried Molotow liquid Chrome , again same problem.

I think anything out of a can is not going to work .  :thumbdown: 

I've tried loads & none work.

 

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On 3/9/2021 at 3:56 PM, Keiths Cortinas said:

Yes seen this Brian , trouble is when you clear coat it looses its shine , i have also tried Molotow liquid Chrome , again same problem.

I think anything out of a can is not going to work .  :thumbdown: 

I had that issue when polishing my fuel filler cap, was all nice and shiny, put clear on and it went dark grey🤷🏻‍♂️. Is that spray in the video as good as it looks if you don't clear coat it though?

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2 hours ago, chinkamon said:

I had that issue when polishing my fuel filler cap, was all nice and shiny, put clear on and it went dark grey🤷🏻‍♂️. Is that spray in the video as good as it looks if you don't clear coat it though?

It's not as good as it looks & lacquer just dulls it. Without lacquer it isn't durable though.

 

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