It’s no surprise that modern technology has revolutionized the world of automotive painting. Whether you are looking for a full paint, dip or wrap, the possibilities to add a personal touch to your vehicle are almost endless. As such, Fonzie from DipYourCar showcases what you can expect from peelable chrome paint.
Before we begin, we’d be remiss not to mention that these unorthodox paint schemes are unsurprisingly highly contested in the automotive space. Semantics aside, the process behind the operation is very revealing of what goes on behind the doors of a paint shop.
For this specific system, the intensity and clarity of the chromium are very dependent on the quality of the base coat. Once the initial coat has been pulverized, it can be sanded and polished to produce the mirror quality you expect from chrome. The BMW M3 used in the video starts with a black autoflex coating at the hall level which is then coated with the special chrome pigment.
Unlike the DIY nature of products like Plastidip, it’s a cut above the competition. Besides using professional products to mask and spray the car, that clearly helps produce such a stunning result – not to say you couldn’t get the same fit and finish for a lot less. After just a few coats of chrome, the end result is almost indistinguishable from a professional paint job using traditional car paint.
While certainly impressive, Fonzie was quick to point out that there is a specific clear coat to use with the chrome finish; any normal product would distort the mirror-like finish that makes this paint job stand out. Semantics aside, we’d be surprised if these peelable paint products aren’t more readily available in the future.