Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: CURRENT Vito 108d 97: 108d 98: Traveliner 2003 ; Aixam; z1100; xbr500; z440 and many many bits
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I saw a vito with chrome bumpers and side defenders, the other day.
with you in mind I followed him home, after 8miles he was getting a little paranoid about being followed, and asked where he got them.
they were done by himself using mirror window film, heatshrunk on with an hot air gun....... not quite chrome but pretty good.
with that in mind I phoned a couple of vehicle sign fitters........ they said that high chrome film is easily available and they could "wrap" bumpers and side protectors with no problem if the parts were taken in, removed from the vehicle.
I was on a roll and resumed my original journey to my local (actuall 30 miles away cos I like them) car paint shop (used to be an autopaint shop).
whilst one guy was colour matching my paint (no idea what the colours called) we chatted about "wrapping".... "why not spray it" was his reply.
his suggestion was flatten the existing finish with wet and dry and if its the pure plastic parts (that aren't sprayed already) prime them with an etching plastics primer, spray filler, flatten and then spray with the new "chrome" look paint........ he showed me an example and it looked like high quality chrome plate.
I got my 2pak and came home
anyway, 3 ideas for you on the chrome bits