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#1 Chunkywolf

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 05:18 AM

Anyone know of a place that does real chroming and how much it costs??
i have quite a bit of cash and want my box in REAL chrome even though it will cost more that the box itself

#2 brahm2

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 05:35 AM

I think snorkeboy does it. $100 to chrome a case, I believe.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 05:36 AM

QUOTE (brahm2 @ Dec 24 2003, 01:35 AM)
I think snorkeboy does it. $100 to chrome a case, I believe.

100 w/ 2 controllers or 80 bucks for 2 cases

Edited by AnThRaX, 24 December 2003 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:11 AM

wicked stuff! - do yous have any pics of the proper chromed xbox, or links?
mine has a chrome 360 xbox skin from http://www.gameconsoleskins.com/
-also, is the chroming jus like spray painting? or hot dipped??

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (ngarutoa @ Dec 24 2003, 04:11 AM)
wicked stuff! - do yous have any pics of the proper chromed xbox, or links?
mine has a chrome 360 xbox skin from http://www.gameconsoleskins.com/
-also, is the chroming jus like spray painting? or hot dipped??

It is vacumm not dipped I dont think they do that anymore dry.gif it looks nothing like the skin, ask him hes sold alot of them on ebay. they loook SWEEEEEEEEET wink.gif

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:34 AM

damint! -there i go posting again before using the *Search* -heh,
found Snorkleboy's post from before too, http://forums.xbox-s...20682&hl=chrome

Some wicked looking stuff, with explanations of the process used. Not too sure if any of our hot rod shops etc do chroming stated like that tho.

Also among the great searches i came up with was an online shop http://www.alsacorp....irrachrome.html -with a spray on chrome, think thats madd- check out their SpectraFX range of chameleon spray on paint!
-when i first thought of modding/painting my xbox, chameleon was the first thing that came to mind, but chrome skin was much more affordable.

Cheers

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:59 AM

HOLY SHIT that is sweet.

Damn I gotta find a place out here to do that then i could be making some big bucks lol

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 09:09 AM

i was just about to order the chrome paint... when i saw the $125 price tag for 8 ounches dry.gif

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (havocaose @ Dec 24 2003, 05:09 AM)
i was just about to order the chrome paint... when i saw the $125 price tag for 8 ounches dry.gif

vaccum was is the best probably. Don't go paint. No such thing as a chrome paint. Chrome is not paint laugh.gif its probably like a silver-chrome lookalike

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 11:33 AM

from my experience, it's powder-coating.

try looking for a local machine shop that does powder coating. you should be able to find a better price and wont have to ship your case anywhere.


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Posted 24 December 2003 - 01:43 PM

Ya thats pimp, you can bolt your xbox to your tires now and use them as rims smile.gif.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 03:41 PM

Powder coat plastic? Powder coating requires electrical conductivity so I doubt that.

There is such thing as chrome paint.. and Im not talking about the silver shit at walmart or anything.. in fact I dont know if its available in the states yet. Anyway it was developed in europe because chrome plating wheels is illegal in areas because their DOT determined that chrome plating wheels compromised the structural integrity.. so they invented a chrome paint biggrin.gif Im sure its like the shit you see on some toys and it looks like real chrome.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 04:10 PM

these people will be doing one of my boxes hopefully.


http://www.cvvacuumplaters.com/



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Posted 24 December 2003 - 05:07 PM

SilvaSpray wink.gif

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (thejt @ Dec 24 2003, 05:41 PM)
Powder coat plastic? Powder coating requires electrical conductivity so I doubt that.

damn, you know your shit. tongue.gif




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