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      03-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by koreez88 View Post
Let's just say, this will chip fast for a couple of reasons
1) You didn't apply enough layers
2) You applied the paint over the chrome without sanding it
3) You didn't use high durability spray paint (plasti-dip won't last long)

I've personally used high thermal matte black paint that is used to paint headers (ultra durable, I've tried a bunch of them)
I sanded the chrome parts prior to applying the coats
I applied like bajillion coats

It all lasted me about 20k miles, which isn't bad at all, considering that 90% of my driving is on highway with speeds over 70 mph. Only recently it started chipping a little bit.
The point of Plasti-Dip is that you dont have to prep.
It is not a permamnent thing. Its can be reversed.

If you want it to last forever and dont care about going back to chrome, then paint it.