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Old 09-13-2011, 06:04 PM
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How do I go about making my RAM emblems "black chrome"? (like this)
Can I use VHT Nightshades? If so, are there any special instructions on doing so?

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They actually make a black chrome paint and don't use nightshades it will only make them a dull black.
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You link looks like fake carbon fiber...

I have personal experience with this stuff and it works pretty darn good
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/shadow/
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someone else did it on this site and it turned out a dark green so i would be careful about kit ones...
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i wouldnt use the nightshades as stated above there is a black chrome paint out now that would work good
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Try Duplicolor Shadow.
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The Black Chrome (ie Duplicolor Shadow) will have a green look under certain lighting conditions. The lighter the application, the more prominent this green look is.

From experience, the green hue is noticeable under dull lighting contidions (really dull day, or dusk) especially when seen under Florescent of mercury Vapor lighting. In the sunlight, it looks black.

I have discovered that after you apply the number of coats that give you the color depth you like, add 2 more coats, as the clear reduces the color depth.

If you use this product and find it isn't doing it for you, it can be removed with body shop paint thinner and a tooth brush.
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yes dont use the shadow crap...friends 05 hemi, he did his and his truck is maroon with green bumpers!!! looks terrible! and its all chipping off now
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They actually make a black chrome paint and don't use nightshades it will only make them a dull black.
Really?

I used Nite Shades on my 3rd Brake, Puddle Lamps and had enough left over so I experimented on my chrome door badges (after de-badge) and it seemed to work okay, so I proceeded to do my Ram Heads too...





















Unfortunately Winter wasn't so kind to them and they chipped and peeled eventually, despite 3 layers of clear coat over the VHT.

So I ended up ordering some Custom Billet Badges with Viper Snake Heads instead in Black Powdercoat over Gloss Black.
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