In Reply to: Pics of 97 740il Sport w/ 20" RD wheels posted by Kevin Tan on June 26, 2001 at 09:56:43:
In general the spray paints are easiest to apply but they are not really "chrome-like". Next best would is a powder that Eastwood sells called Next best thing to chrome, that you spray and bake on at 400 degrees I think. They advertise this is the closest thing to "chrome" available from a can. Next, I found this adhesive metal foil that is used by scale model builders to create chrome. It comes in small sheets and it is adhesive backed. It is really metal so it looks like real chrome, but it takes a special technique to apply properly. The good news is it is cheap (5.00 for a 6"X9" sheet). Finally another member posted a web site where you can send plastic parts and they will chrome plate them. Dual headlights like ours cost $125.00 each, ($250.00 for the pair plus fog lights Ouch!) They indicated it costs more than metal to plate plastic, they charge $1.00/square inch, and you have to calculate the back and front surfaces. So needless to say I am getting ready to get some metal foil, even if I ruin a few sheets it is still so much cheaper than plating would be. Just a thought for your 97???....