What is a CHROME EFFECT COLOR?
Chrome effect colors are made with metallic Leafing pigments. After application, these pigments raise to the surface and dry on top of the paint film. They are exposed, which achieves maximum reflection of light (the chrome effect) when it directly hits the pigments. The result is an „open“ paint surface that is not abrassion proof, cleanable or durable to handle.
How are other metallic colors different to CHROME EFFECT colors ?
Other metallic colors are made with Non-Leafing pigments. After application, these pigments spread themselves evenly within the paint film. This results in a „closed“ paint surface that is abrassion proof, cleanable, durable and has a longer lifespan due to resistance against UV deterioration. Non-Leafing metallic pigments can also be used in conjunction with colored pigment, but will never offer the shine of a CHROME EFFECT color.
Are Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors as light fast as the other colors?
Although superior to other brands, the Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors are not as light fast as normal colors due to their open surface. As the pigment dries on the paints surface, there is less protection as there is no clear coat paint vehicle filtering light. Depending on the exposure to UV light, this could lead to the increasing of the deterioration process.
Are Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors as durable as the other colors?
Due to CHROME EFFECT colors being open surface paints, they are not as durable as normal colors. Touching the paints surface when dry may leave finger prints or marks as the pigments themselves are being re-shaped. The surface may also „appear“ wet even though it is not. Again this is as each contact changes the shape of the larger then normal pigments.
Can I protect my Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors to make them more durable?
Yes it is possible to increase durability and longevity by applying Montana VARNISH once the paint has cured. Please note each clear coat layer applied on the surface of a dry CHROME EFFECT color will create a barrier for the light striking the pigment. The more coats of varnish applied, the more dull the CHROME EFFECT color will become.
Are the Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors as opaque as other colors?
As the metallic pigment flakes in the Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors are larger then normal color pigments and not transparent, coverage and opacity is rapid and excellent.
Can I use Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors like any other Montana GOLD?
Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT functions and applies like any other Montana GOLD color. However over painting can only occur when paint has dried to avoid the newly applied color being „absorbed“.
Can I use Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors outdoors?
The Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors can be used indoors or out. Infact they are often preffered for out door works by graffiti artists for their amazing coverage. Using them for objects that need to last long, will be exposed to the elements, stored outdoors or functional and will be handled a lot is not recommened! We suggest using a Montana METALLIC EFFECT spray color instead which is a closed surface paint.
Do MONTANA GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors have the same finish as other Montana GOLD Metallic or normal Montana Gold colors?
No. Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors are a lot shinier then any other closed surface colors due to light reflecting directly off the pigments. There is no alternative durable type of paint that can achieve this level of light reflection.
Can I paint my bike or functional object with MONTANA GOLD CHROME EFFECT?
It is not recommended to use any CHROME EFFECT colors for functional objects that will be constantly handled. We recommend Montana GOLD METALLIC colors or Montana METALLIC EFFECT sprays which are closed surface paints, abrassion resistant and have a durable finish when cured.
Are Montana GOLD CHROME EFFECT colors abrasion proof?
Montana GOLD CHROME EFFCT colors are not abrasion proof due to their open surface. We recommend Montana GOLD METALLIC colors or Montana METALLIC EFFECT sprays which are closed surface paints, abrassion resistant and have a durable finish when cured.