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This is for the painters. Is there a spray paint that can make my radiators look as close to chrome as possible? I mean a nice looking finish not an obviously plastic one. UK products preferred because I'm UK based but if it's in the US I can get it imported so if that's what you know then still reply.

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No - radiators are designed to EMIT heat - and by painting them - it traps the heat inside.
Home, auto, small engine... whatever the application do not paint radiators.

If you MUST - or if it is decorative - any automotive supply will have a chrome spraypaint - and is the closest you will get to the real thing.

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  • usedonlytosi Aug 07, 2010

    lotta radiators come painted white.

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