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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DAE777 Stay Away From This!!!
Bought a can of this, and while the finish looks great after the painting process, the metallic portion of the paint doesn't stick. After letting my painted object dry for several days, the metallic portion of the paint comes off as soon as you simply touch it with your fingertip. The base colour of grey sticks no-problem, but if it's a chrome or metallic look that you'd like, the base colour wont do.
June 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 151rum Unexpected performance
What the rustoleum rep on here basically said is, if you do anything other then look at it, its done. I honestly cannot recommend this for anything either. I did use it on some light fixtures that wont be touched and its standing up ok, anything moving, gets touched or automotive is an absolute no. The can does say "clearcoat not recommended" and I have to agree with the can. 3 days dry time, sprayed on clear and it was like the "chrome" or "bright silver" (its chrome come on) melted. Yeah, it was like the chrome part of the paint was melting. I have spent 10 days and about 7 cans of this and 4 cans of clear trying everything to produce a serviceable product. Cannot wet sand, cannot brush against, cannot leave exposed to elements, cannot breath on... Finally ended with a kind of satiny silver finish. The drying time of 20 to 120 minutes is way way off. Granted is was kind of humid, not unreasonably so, maybe 80%, or less and after 2 full days the finish was still "tacky" and would leave fingerprint mark impressions. Not "wear off" actual impressions, deep valleys and ridges that took a bit of sanding to get to the bottom of.
Applying the product is difficult. You need to do it in one coat, one pass, if you don't there will be clearly visible differences as the "leafing" gets disbursed irregularly. KEEP THAT CAN SHAKEN
Saying that it is "protective enamel" gives the impression that given it is going to put a protective enamel finish on whatever you are doing, a hard, durable, enamel finish, that is chrome, like the name and the cap imply. really though this is more then misleading, it is a blatant lie and falsely represents the actual finish you will end with.
Get some 800-1200 grit sand paper and some buffing wheels, take the time to make shiny whatever you want to shine, this will not do it for you.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sven Won't even adhere to primer
Put this on game console controller. Sanded plastic surface, applied good primer, and then applied chrome paint. Let it dry 2-3 days. The chrome paint rolled up where my hands made contact on the controller, and exposed the primer underneath. None of the other colors of spray paint on the controller behaved similarly. Even the plasti-dip didn't fall apart this fast.
Apparently not intended for objects that will be used by hands.
Also used this spray paint on a plastic cooler. It comes off at the slightest touch. Scratches, scrapes, slight bumps: anything and everything takes off this paint.
Apparently not intended for objects that might come into contact with other objects.
November 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by petra1sm One touch and it's gone
I have a old file cabinet I got at a yard sale and I was hoping I could fix it up. I sanded the entire outside with a power-sander and then cleaned it. After I spray-painted it, it looked pretty good. It wasn't quite the "chrome" finish like it said it would be, but it was a nice metallic and fairly shiny. Unfortunately, even after letting it dry in a well ventilated area for 2 days, as soon as I touched it, even just a light tap with my fingertip, the shiny part smudged. I thought "maybe my hands are just oily or dirty or something and it's just a finger print smudge." But it wasn't. It has been a week since I moved it into my room and there are a few areas around the handles that are almost completely bare of the paint. I haven't even tried to dust it with a rag yet since I'm sure it will look even worse.
I'll be getting this thing powder-coated as soon as I can.
May 8, 2015