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Old 23 Jul 2003, 10:42 pm
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Default Aluminum Chromate

Has anybody ever used this stuff? $29 to turn my billet grille into "chrome plated"?
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Old 24 Jul 2003, 01:27 am
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I think it might make it look dirty instead of bright.
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Old 24 Jul 2003, 02:06 am
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i'll try and be polite....I think there's a reason it costs $29. The only way to chrome anything is to dip it...
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Old 27 Jul 2003, 10:14 am
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That product will turn your aluminum a gold to a light brown color (like cadmium plating). I am a chemist by trade. If this product contains any "Chromate" (CrO3)or "Dichromate" (Cr2O7) in it, stay away...unless you like cancer! Chromate and Dichromate are bad news! Remember the movie "Erin Brockovich"?

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Old 27 Jul 2003, 11:28 am
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You know what they say -- "you get what you pay for" and, for $29 that couldn't be much.

I wouldn't use it if I were you. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 27 Jul 2003, 05:57 pm
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Jeffy, my boy. If you want to trash that GREAT looking grill of yours, just give it to me! I'll slap a coat of paint on it! You know what color...LoL!
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