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by zacmarshall » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:48 pm

A friend has asked me if we have any recommendations for chrome paint, it is actually for radiator pipes but I guess people may have used it for car stuff. The only thing I could find on the forum was a chrome paint kit which was a bit pricy.
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by Martin R » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:52 pm

For radiator pipes, I’ve found the best solution to be chrome effect “wraps” or “sleeves” which are available at B&Q etc.
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by JHV8 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:01 pm

I bought some like this and the actual colour spray does give good shining finish but it is not robust enough and needs a clear coat ,but when this is applied it then goes like normal silver paint. If the parts are suitable chrome car wrap will give the best results
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by Grant » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:49 pm

You can buy both 15mm and 22mm chrome plated over copper pipe Zac, it's not that expensive either :wink:
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by jvcarrier » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:15 pm

The diy chrome plastic pipe wraps work really well on radiator pipes, I have used both white and chrome over the years. They get a bit tired after 4 to 5 years but replacing them is dirt cheap and easy. (try Screwfix)
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