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  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Solartrim Chrome?
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, September 23, 2018 3:26 AM

i was shopping for some Bare-Metal foil and came across Solartrim chrome on-sale at a hobby retailer. anyone used this product? i couldn't find any examples of it being used in a scale hobby sense, only as full size automotive product.

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 23, 2018 6:46 AM

I never heard of it here in the States.  It appears to be a UK/Australia type of product used in the R/C world and comes in various colors.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:57 PM

 

Nigel.

 

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:00 AM

MiniMan;

 This is for Nigel too. We here in the States could try Hobby Town U.S.A. Being as how they do sell R.C. aircraft Kits , Parts etc. maybe they might have it . I would be curious to see how it worked .  O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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    January, 2009
Posted by Katana on Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:40 PM

All RC aircraft trim of this type requires an iron and a heatgun. Totally unsuitable for our needs.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:04 PM

This stuff is typically used on RC airplanes and although it has a great adhesive, You'll find it's too thick and inflexible for model cars.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, October 15, 2018 1:21 AM
thanks for the info. i need to know these things
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Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:57 AM

Hello ;

 Right On ! I finally found some myself . It is too thick and stiff for our uses , unless you want an all chrome side panel ( Upper ) on a van .  Other than that it is useless for us . O.C.G.

gjgeracci

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