Chroming it Up With Sacramento Chrome and Paint

March 14, 2013 2 min read

Slyde chrome board from Sacrmento Chrome & Paint

I got a call a little while back from a guy named Ed, who told me his father-in-law had purchased one of our handboards.  He was super stoked with the board, and the thought came to him to chrome it. That’s probably not the first thing to come to the average person’s mind, however Ed was the owner of Sacramento Chrome and Paint Shop. Check them out here. The minute Ed started telling me who he was, a light went off in my head.  Before he could finish, I said, “Sick!  Chrome a handboard!!  What an awesome project!!”  Well, after trying to get it to the Surf Expo to be shown and not quite making it, the board finally arrived at our garage space to our excitement!  Now here it is to be shown to the world!

Now, before anyone asks: Yes, they will be for sale and yes, you can have it done in just about any color your heart desires (according to the very talented Edward).  For now, until they become available on the Slyde shop officially and the kinks are worked out, the chrome board will only be available in the new Phish Shape.  You can place an order by e-mailing myself, Steve, directly at Steve(at)  Trust me when I tell you it is the coolest thing you will ever see.

A Little About Sacramento Chrome and Paint

Sacramento Chrome and PaintAt Sacramento Chrome & Paint, we strive to produce the highest quality of finishes.  Letting the mind go wild enables you, as a customer, to customize what you have only imagined up to now. We can make everyday items stand out with a one of a kind look and feel. We specialize in one-of-a-kind paint jobs. 

About the Spray Chrome Process

Spray chrome is a hybrid of paint and plating that allows you to coat anything from metals, ceramics, plastics, glass and even wood with a mirror-like chrome finish.  It is ideal for use where conventional electroplating and vacuum metalizing are unsuitable due to cost, size, design, substrate material or environmental issues.

Spray chrome is comprised of three proprietary coatings. Two of the coatings are essentially automotive grade paints and are applied in our state-of-the-art spray booth and cured in our one-of-a-kind curing room. The metallic coating is applied with a special spray chrome machine that applies a sprayed on electro-less plating solution.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left