Alclad is the nearest thing to Chrome in a bottle. It's recommended to airbrush on but I always use a micro brush and brush it on. The brush that has a tiny ball of fiber on the tip. A key is to have a gloss black base coat. Makes a huge difference. Works fantastic on cast in grills and bumpers. You may know this technique but to mask cast in bumpers, I use silly putty or poster putty, Smear it on and work it to a clean edge all around the bumper. Gloss black base,Then I use my brush and lay on the little flakes of chrome. You can see them dance around and find a nice spot to lay down. It's pretty durable for chrome paint. I've always been too scared to clear over it. There are 2 kinds, Alclad and Alclad II, I've always used the Alcald II.
This was a copy and paste from another site. I have since bought the Alcaid and tried it myself. In my opinion it is not as great as the original poster stated. I put the black base coat on and gave it a day to dry. Then I put the chrome?? top coat on. It started to pull the base coat off. Did not look that good to me. I gave it a second try will a little better results but it looks nothing like chrome, still silver paint to me. Let me know if you get better results, maybe I did something wrong. Anybody else try this stuff??
Alclad is tricky stuff. There are two types.One is for lexan and another for most plastic. I personally do not care for it. A video I watched suggests multiple lite coats. There is another chrome paint on the market from Spas Stix.Have not tried that. What I am testing with now is Testors 1290 Chrome enamel.Did a set of wheels and the results are better than Alclad. One thing I read about most chrome pant is you do not clear it. It will turn gray.
The best chrome paint I have found is made by Alsa corp. They make all kinds of wild colors and trick paints used for car and motorcycle applications. I have used quite a few of their products on motorcycles, but have not tried them on slot cars. I imagine the Mirra Chrome would work. It's application is a bit tricky. It is designed to be applied to polished surfaces instead of scuffed. But when you lay it down, it looks just like real chrome. It is pretty damn pricey but I may get some more and see what it will do in our world.