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#1
I have everything to go either way as far as chrome or painted trim on the front and this is a conundrum.

I read the thread "chrome or not to chrome" but still have some wonderments.

1. I like the chrome look.
2. I like the painted trim with the chrome bumper.
3. I like the thought the painted trim and urethane bumper provokes appearance wise.

In my mind I'm seeing a Candy Apple Red with a lightly tinted black clearcoat and black chrome trimmings for an ominous look.
So, here are my thoughts and questions:

1. Black chrome (yummy), has anyone had any experience with this and where can I get it done. (My closest chrome shop is over a hundred miles from here and all I got from them when I mentioned it was a lament on how bad it was and dumb looks.)
2. Spray chrome... what do we know about this.
http://www.spectrachrome.com/
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#2
If your forking out the cash for a good candy paint job find a place that can do the black chrome finish you want. Its the detail that counts on a job like this.

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#3
I haven't seen any painted bumpers with chrome fender/hood trim before. Sounds interesting, but I'm thinking it would look odd... even to the 'untrained eye' (non-Mustang folk), since the norm for vehicle of our era would be chrome bumper/trim or chrome bumper and painted trim.

Chrome trim/chrome bumper looks sweet! Reminds me of the nose treatment on '69-'70 Shelbys - can't go wrong with that. thumb

Painted trim/chrome bumper looks great as well - even on Mach 1s. It's a combination that came from the factory (Boss 351s) and is "period correct" for most cars of the day. It's also a great fall-back for completely trashed urethane bumpers.

Black chrome... oooh, yeah - I can totally see that. Especially on a dark car with all of the 'chrome' treated.

The Spectrachrome stuff looks cool. If you want a cheaper way to go (with decent spray-on results), look at the Eastwood Chrome Paint process. I don't know that it's good for plastics, as they only show it being used on metals, but it might be worth a look for a D-I-Y solution.

Good luck, and don't forget to share the pics! thumb

Eric

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#4
I love the chrome look myself. Even like the black chrome idea...
   
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1972MustangSVH;183721 Wrote:I have everything to go either way as far as chrome or painted trim on the front and this is a conundrum.

I read the thread "chrome or not to chrome" but still have some wonderments.

1. I like the chrome look.
2. I like the painted trim with the chrome bumper.
3. I like the thought the painted trim and urethane bumper provokes appearance wise.

In my mind I'm seeing a Candy Apple Red with a lightly tinted black clearcoat and black chrome trimmings for an ominous look.
So, here are my thoughts and questions:

1. Black chrome (yummy), has anyone had any experience with this and where can I get it done. (My closest chrome shop is over a hundred miles from here and all I got from them when I mentioned it was a lament on how bad it was and dumb looks.)
2. Spray chrome... what do we know about this.
http://www.spectrachrome.com/

if you go chrome-go all the way as daniel herberth on this site as well same name on fbook as well w/pig vicious racing

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#6
The chrome on the front end gives it a much more obvious pdriod-look...a real 60s/70s-era appearance. The whole body-colored front end looks much more current, more like today's cars. This is one feature that I think has made the Mach 1s grow in popularity within the last several years.

The "mix-&-match" front end on the BOSS 351 always looked like to me exactly what it is...a cheap method for Ford to try and differentiate the BOSS from the other models. It doesn't follow the theme of the body trim contours that the designers clearly were intending. A very incongruous look to me.
I think any variation of that would just look odd...different just for the sake of being different.

Now, maybe if the full-chrome front end was there with the grill shell sporting some body-colored paint. That might look good if done tastefully.
Or...body-colored front-end with the outer portions of the grill in chrome?

Sounds like some photoshop is in order...
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Luke;183731 Wrote:If your forking out the cash for a good candy paint job find a place that can do the black chrome finish you want. Its the detail that counts on a job like this.
I'm going to paint it myself but am having less than desirable results getting answers about black chrome even from some of the shops I've polled. Two of them only did wheels, one only did the parts they were offering for sale. blah blah blah. I didn't think this would be that tough to get done.

Mister 4x4;183742 Wrote:I haven't seen any painted bumpers with chrome fender/hood trim before. Sounds interesting, but I'm thinking it would look odd... even to the 'untrained eye' (non-Mustang folk), since the norm for vehicle of our era would be chrome bumper/trim or chrome bumper and painted trim.

Chrome trim/chrome bumper looks sweet! Reminds me of the nose treatment on '69-'70 Shelbys - can't go wrong with that. thumb

Painted trim/chrome bumper looks great as well - even on Mach 1s. It's a combination that came from the factory (Boss 351s) and is "period correct" for most cars of the day. It's also a great fall-back for completely trashed urethane bumpers.

Black chrome... oooh, yeah - I can totally see that. Especially on a dark car with all of the 'chrome' treated.

Good luck, and don't forget to share the pics! thumb
There's a pic on this site with the chrome trim and paint bumper, yuck, I couldn't find it real right away but its here somewhere.
The Shelby look is what I'm gunning for.

Kit Sullivan;183805 Wrote:The chrome on the front end gives it a much more obvious pdriod-look...a real 60s/70s-era appearance. The whole body-colored front end looks much more current, more like today's cars. This is one feature that I think has made the Mach 1s grow in popularity within the last several years.

Now, maybe if the full-chrome front end was there with the grill shell sporting some body-colored paint. That might look good if done tastefully.
Or...body-colored front-end with the outer portions of the grill in chrome?

Sounds like some photoshop is in order...

Painting the grill shell is would look good but I think it steps a little on the side of a more custom / hot rod line. I'd like to stray just a little outside the bounds of the factory thought but I'm not beyond some photoshop for those leaning out there a bit more. Smile
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#8
How about a black chrome wrap would that work for you

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#9
Luke;183871 Wrote:How about a black chrome wrap would that work for you

Um... maybe, but wouldn't it pull all my hairs out when I took it off?



Man, I'd look bad ass wrapped in black chrome vinyl... I'd probably get fired though.
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#10
That's funny, but then I imagined you in a black chrome 3 piece suit lol. I had a quick look here in Australia Ultrachrome can do it but that aint helping you any. Maybe go to a custom Harley shop and ask if they know who or where as lts of bike parts have this finish now.

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