Sealant for chrome paint?
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Sealant for chrome paint?

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I need to find a sealant that works on chrome paint that doesn't dull the color down. Does anyone know one that would work for this? I've tried testors glosscote, and Krylon Crystal Clear. Both of them dull the chrome to the point that it looks like steel. Can anyone suggest a better sealant, or should I not bother and just leave it unsealed?

Posted by Quay
on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, April 30, 2012
hey curious, if there might be a place to get it. is it for crafts, automotive or other projects. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
Quay -
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Awesome, I'll just get me some of that stuff. Thanks man!
argenta-2008 -
Saturday, April 28, 2012
It's a powder you rub with a cloth over gloss black, giving you a sensational mirror-like finish. I use MGM Powder, you can get it for 10 $ roughly through internet.
Quay -
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I used Krylon "Premium Original Chrome". It has worked well for me so far, except for when I try to seal it.

What exactly is chrome powder? Is that like a casting powder or something?
argenta-2008 -
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
You can try Humbrol Gloss varnish, I used for my Cooler custom a gloss varnish for acrylic paints (from an artshop). It works well, at least for the chrome powder I use, but maybe not for chrome paint.

What chrome do you use?
Quay -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Did you try just regular craft paint sealer? It makes it look extra shiny, but other than that it looks the same.
I did indeed. It gave it an extra shiny finish, but still muted the color of the chrome. Everything I use seems to turn the chrome into a dull silver. I'm starting to think the physics of the chrome paint prevent any sort of sealer from being used.
Group customs -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Did you try just regular craft paint sealer? It makes it look extra shiny, but other than that it looks the same.
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