I think that looks pretty cool and kudos to you for taking the time and effort to expand your painting skills! I'm sure you learned a lot, good and bad, and are probably looking forward to your next project.
I purchased and used the Ultra-bright version about three years ago. Did an AMT '62 Catalina with it. I never noticed any issues with the adhesive and it didn't seem any thicker. However, when I was finished, I didn't like the results. The "brightness" of the Ultra-bright chrome seemed out of scale if that makes any sense. I have since completely redone the Cat's body (paint & foil) but sorry, no pics yet.