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This involves spraying an under coat on the area that will bind to the chrome, making it turn a different color, depending on the under coat. This is useful for making too- shiny chrome a little less shiny, but still keep it's natural coolness.
The tint would come in handy for this... [croissantz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
Here's one permanent, transparent, sprayed-on color-coating system specifically designed for tinting polished metals. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||Don't you mean a transparent colored overcoat, rather than an "under coat"? That's the way I've always seen it done everywhere else. Or are you trying to chemically alter the silver chrome so that it appears to be anodyzed? In which case, I wonder why you don't either just use anodization or plate with a different metal than chrome (like brass, copper, gold, molybdenum or titanium).
||Because chrome is cool (and all the other metals don't compare to it's natural coolness.) And yes, an 'overcoat' was actually what I meant, but the chrome must first have an 'undercoat' to prevent some nasty stuff from happening. (Like ruining the entire thing.)
||If you want blue, and really high coolness, make the car out of titanium and anodize it with phosphoric acid (aka Coca-Cola). This is actually a lighter blue, but still.