Here the Chrome FX basecoat is applied and shot over each part. The basecoat is clear and thicker than most basecoats or clears. This is because nothing can touch the pieces between the basecoat and chrome process. so the basecoat was made thick to be used to fill and flow out evenly to give you a perfect finish. once the basecoat is applied to the parts, any contamination will result in burns from the acids and oils in our skin. For example, if you put your finger on a piece, your fingerprint will show as a burn in the final finish.