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Best CHROME spray paint out there????????????

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Best CHROME spray paint out there????????????
Posted by doorslammer68 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:17 PM

What's the best real authentic CHROME spray paint out there used by more modelers? Thanks very much.

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:15 AM

Though not a spray paint, Molotow chrome ink can be shot through an airbrush with great results. The Molotow chrome pens are perfect for smaller chrome jobs, or touching up the existing chrome on a part when, say, a sprue attachment point is exposed or parting lines are removed.

Between Molotow and BMF, the vast majority of chrome requirements can be met.

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Posted by American185 on Friday, January 25, 2019 4:02 PM

[quote user="doorslammer68"]

What's the best real authentic CHROME spray paint out there used by more modelers? Thanks very much.

I have tried a lot myself, and they all seem to have their pluses and minuses. Nothing really works fantastic like sending out to be chromed. I used to by replacement stuff from Modelhaus but that is now gone. The sprays work so so, yes airbrushing is the way. If it is just a touch up bmf works a lot better than anything else. I really am not for these sprays. They seem to promise more than they do.

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Posted by ModelTexan1 on Friday, January 25, 2019 5:39 PM
Don't laugh but I've had good results BRUSHING the Molotow ink! I bought one of the 30 ml refill containers and put a small amount in an empty nail polish bottle that I bought on Amazon. The nail polish brush works quite well and the ink is somewhat self-leveling. I repaired an entire rear bumper on a Mustang by removing the chrome and brush painting the ink. Works pretty well as long as you don't handle it much. Pledge Revive-it (used to be Future) can be used to overcoat it to protect it. It does make it a little less bright yet it still has a great mirror finish with that and you can polish the Revive-it to improve the luster if you want it a little brighter.
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Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, January 28, 2019 6:12 PM

Ive had real good results With alclad finishes with a gloss black enamel primer with an airbrush.

Nick.

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Posted by doorslammer68 on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:36 PM

crown r n 7

Ive had real good results With alclad finishes with a gloss black enamel primer with an airbrush.

 

crown r n 7

Ive had real good results With alclad finishes with a gloss black enamel primer with an airbrush.

 

Thanks very much Nick

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Posted by doorslammer68 on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:37 PM
I appreciate the help.
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Posted by doorslammer68 on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:38 PM

Thanks very much

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:26 PM

The Molotow, as mentioned, goes through an airbrush very well. The problem with both Alclad and Molotow Chrome is that it can't really be handled even after it dries otherwise it tarnishes. I can't think of anything that can be put over Alclad clear coat wise but that doesn't hold true for Molotow. After the Molotow has fully cured out (somewhere around the 48 hr. time frame in my experience) it can be coated with Spaztix Ultimate Clear Coat. After it's been coated with that and has cured it can be handled with no problems.

Here's an image of the Spaztix clear coat:

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:30 PM

Wow! I couldn't edit my post. Here's the image:

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Posted by doorslammer68 on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:38 PM

Thanks very much, I'll give this a shot.

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Posted by Stangfreak2 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:59 AM

I have always had pretty good luck with this as for spraying larger pieces. I was impressed...

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