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      06-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #45
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That's a cool looking DeLorean...
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      06-09-2009, 03:35 PM   #46
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This thing looks *ucking strange...

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      06-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #47
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there are other ways to be flashy but this one tops it all. lol. hahahha. uggggly.
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      06-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #48
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      06-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #49
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its a russian shop but there is an American Flag in the front entrance...
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      06-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #50
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and i would probably like it if it did have different rims on it...
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      06-09-2009, 03:58 PM   #51
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If there were a such thing as "flat chrome" then I would actually think this process makes sense. Actually maybe there is? You couldn't just polish the bare metal to achieve such an effect though because, as swamp mentioned, there are three different materials used for the body panels, and plus you can't polish plastic anyway.

Maybe nickel plating? Hey as metal plated processes go, anything would be better than shiny chrome (or gold)? Brushed aluminum would probably be cool too, but again, you can't plate something in aluminum (or at least I don't think you can).
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      06-09-2009, 04:10 PM   #52
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I call your chromed M3 and raise you a gold plated porsche and M5. 40lbs of 18 karat gold used for the porsche alone. Russians got crazy money!

http://www.automotto.org/entry/russia-s-golden-bmw-m5/

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2008/07...riolet-in.html

Again I call the Chrome M3 and the Gold Porsche and raise you both with Mr Diamond encrusted Mercedes, Saudi's do it BIG... $$4.8mil BOOYAH










http://digg.com/tech_news/$4.8_Million_diamond_studded_Mercedes-Benz

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      06-09-2009, 04:14 PM   #53
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This thread reeks of FAIL
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      06-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #54
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      06-09-2009, 04:30 PM   #55
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they could at least drop the car =\
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      06-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #56
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Haha I like the effort. I enjoy seeing anything different and I like the car, just wouldn't be caught dead driving it.
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      06-09-2009, 04:41 PM   #57
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Under certain lighting and even at night i bet u that thing will look insane.
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      06-09-2009, 04:42 PM   #58
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      06-09-2009, 05:07 PM   #59
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You guy know that's probably vinyl, well done.... but there is no way he got every panel to match any other way.
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      06-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #60
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Looks nice but not my cup of team also.
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Again I call the Chrome M3 and the Gold Porsche and raise you both with Mr Diamond encrusted Mercedes, Saudi's do it BIG... $$4.8mil BOOYAH










http://digg.com/tech_news/$4.8_Million_diamond_studded_Mercedes-Benz
Dude, LOL you win ...this time. (you forgot to mention the polar bear fur covered seats, LOL)
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      06-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #62
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Fully chromed E93 M3 Convertible. By a Russian car shop.

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why would you ruin a nice car with chrome...i cant bare chrome wheels on a car...infact i dont even like the shiny lip on my car...an entire car with chrome...FAIL!...BUT...i guess good effort
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That's a lot for work, impressive....

I don't like it but it looks like they set a goal and well...
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      06-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #65
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As I said before, it's "chrome" paint.

As a research scientist in the coatings industry, I can guarantee that Alsa corp can paint it and make it indistinguishable from chrome.

Here's a slideshow showing the patented Alsa system on Dereiter's website, along with a chrome sportbike.

http://www.dereiterracing.com/news/id-61.html

Alsa corp uses a brilliant technology, just look at the Gallardo they "chromed" and look on YouTube for more examples of their work.

I don't work for them, but from one chemist to another I highly respect them and their technology.

And the patent for those interested:
http://www.google.com/patents/about?...BAJ&dq=4975305 Relatively simple for those who paid attention in highschool or college chemistry. Precipitation of silver nitrate onto a substrate and then subsequently clearcoated. The silver nitrate precipation was how they use to make mirrors, or how they mirror the inside of vases, christmas ornaments, etc. The trick was getting it to adhere to the outside of a surface and then protect it. If done properly, it's gonna be a mirror finish.
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No paint can match real chrome.

These guys didn't do such a great job, there's some discoloration on the driver's door as well as some unpolished chrome by the rear QP.
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