HYPER-SILVER is a chrome effect paint which, when applied correctly, can achieve outstanding reflective finishes.
HYPER-SILVER can be applied in a few different ways.
1. Shadow chrome
Shadow chrome is an effect whereby a black basecoat is applied and then followed by a few mist coats of HYPER-SILVER and then clearcoat. This gives a slight reflection to the silver but shows the black underneath. This is an effect on some OEM vehicles today.
2. Application for indoor use
Apply a black gloss first and cure using a spray booth. When the gloss has been baked leave to air out for around 5 hours. Do not touch the black in this time. Finger prints or wipe marks will show in the final finish!
3. Powder coatings
The HYPER-SILVER can be applied over a gloss black powder coat and then powder cleared over the top. Clearcoating with powder clear gives better results than solvent clearcoat.
Things to consider
The black gloss can be polished if there are imperfections but make sure it is polished to a good standard as the chrome will sit on any marks and show them up.
The chrome can be applied at two points the safe point and the maximum effect point. Our safe point is a short window (a few hours after applying the black) this means the black gloss is still “open” which means when the silver is applied it will slightly bond to the black giving good adhesion but this sacrifices the reflectance of the silver when a clear is applied over the top. The maximum effect point is leaving 12 to 24 hours before applying the silver and before clear. This airs out the layers in-between to stop solvent attack and not recommended for outdoor use.
Most water based binders from a scheme can be mist coated over the silver to further protect from “dulling off”.
We recommend a trial piece is done first.
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