while i was sanding back the bonet of my car getting ready to paint it, i thought of an interesting idea...... sand it back to the metal, and polish it up, then clearcote it. or get it chromed then clearcoated over that... i think done right it would look good (polished up hearty) also, if you go for the non chromed one, thers also the pluss of hacving a lighter bonet.
I'm not exactly sure what that is, but generally speaking, I'm sure it wouldn't rust so long as you put enough layers of clearcoat on it, but it's still possible to scratch the clearcoat and that will lead to rust. If this is a piece that can be powdercoated, I know of a good chrome-like powdercoat that'll give it a polished look.
but they do have clears for bare metal, and they have a paint that drys exactly like chrome. (you can even chrome plastic this way)
i would think that would be terribly blinding!!!!!?!!?!!?! just think, your driving down the road and the sun is dirctly on your "bonnet" where does it go? into your eyes! for a show car yes that would be awsome but not for a daily driver :thumbdwn:
here the article for it http://www.germancarfans.com/news.cfm/newsid/2031224.001
all i can say, it is a bitch of a job getting all the paint off the hood... using a heat gun.
a little reseach tells me that it might start rusting in a few years as it will have to rust preventing coat on the metal???
if it does do that, ill just sand it back again and paint it
theres something at autozone that you spray on, and it eats through the paint causing bubbles, i used it on my bike, and it works awesome, but get gloves, and wear a long sleeve shirt with a respirator, its wicked, its like 75% acid, but it wont eat the metal, i have a few burns on my hands from not using gloves
i used that shit before..............ate through my gloves its nasty but works. spray it on leave it in the shade for about 10-15 minutes (dont! let it dry or you will need to do it again because the paint will simply dry back on but bubbly) and use a pressure washer or a normal garden hose to spray it off (you can use a scraper but a hose works alot faster)