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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'm no chrome whore

G'day mate. Just posting some pix of something I'm doing to my bike as I don't like to much chrome plus I'm reducing the glare factor from on top of my bike as it's annoying/distracting while riding down here in god's country, sunny Australia.
What this is is a product from Dupli-Colour called Shadow. It's a 2 pack black spray pac that turns chrome into a black chrome finish. At the moment, I've done the Speedo cover and 1 of the dog bowls.
Here these pix show the difference in darkness as the speedo cover has had 2 coats whereas the dog bowl has so far got 1 coat.
Let me know what you think....

BTW, the sticker on the right dog bowl is of the Southern Cross. Something that us Aussies easily recognise as being Australian
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:20 PM
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I've heard of this dupli-color stuff. There's a video on youtube showing a wheel being painted. I like the tone on the dog bowl. Both pieces turned out very nice. Looks professionally done. Post more pics when you're finished.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:38 PM
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You, sir Busboy, just may be the anti-christ.

Blacking out chrome.. I'm sure there is a 10 commandment against that.

Yes, I'm a Chrome Whore.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Smelling. Technically it's still chrome, but with a very dark tint.....lol

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Opps sorry smedlin for miss spelling ur name. Damn auto correction. ...

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You, sir Busboy, just may be the anti-christ.

Blacking out chrome.. I'm sure there is a 10 commandment against that.
It seems like half of all motorcycle owners are adding chrome as fast as they can, and the other half blacking out chrome just as fervently.

Busboy, I personally think your blackened chrome looks cool.


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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 12:42 AM
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Busboy, I think your on to something. A little black chrome may be indicated. I like the dog bowl best. v
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx Vern. I'll post 2 different shades of the dog bowls later. 1 has 2-3 coats on it while the other had 1-2 coats.

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I like it! Any special prep work?

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:46 AM
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Is this a solid coating or is it transparent? Any special etching or sanding involled? Like the anodized look of colored chrome. Is this the result you are getting?
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