What is a Montana BLACK 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 BLACK CHROME EFFECT colors as light fast as the other colors?
Although superior to other brands, the Montana BLACK 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 BLACK 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.
Can I protect my Montana BLACK 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.
Can I paint over my Montana BLACK CHROME EFFECT colors immediately?
Over painting immediately can only occur with Montana Tarblack or BLACKOUT products. Painting over wet CHROME EFFECT colors can result in the color being „absorbed“. Reactions can also occur due to chemical incompatibility. We reccomend applying color once the CHROME EFFECT colors have dried.