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CHROME QUESTION
Posted by bauercrew on Sunday, December 14, 2003 7:13 PM
Does anybody know if that chrome paint looks good as the chrome they send with the kits i have some bumpers that show the casting marks and looks terrible
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Sunday, December 14, 2003 8:51 PM
Alclad II is an exellent product. For the chrome you need to have a smooth gloss black base. Follow the directions shoot two (and only two for best results) light coats of Alclad. After it dries you are left with a a chrome finish that, in my opinion, is better than the kit plating!

Bumper & wheels for a 1/32 scale GTO
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:55 PM
hey craig, is that stuff for AIRBRUSH USE ONLY???DisapproveDisapprove

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Posted by mach12003 on Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:04 PM
Hey Craig..... not trying to step on your toes or anything (sorry....)

but I just bought some of the Alclad II chrome in a spray can. I haven't used it yet so I can't speak for how it works though. (it is also available for an airbrush)
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:41 PM
thanks mach, where did you get itConfused

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Posted by mach12003 on Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:04 PM
off of ebay.... (i don't know if it's okay to put the link on here or not but......)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2594&item=3163827489
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:53 PM
hey thanks eric, i checked out the link, 25 bucks ? as i have never seen this stuff in rattle can form before, i dont know if thats high or not???? but thanks for the link, i think i'll shop around town now that i see it does come in spray can formBowBowThumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Monday, December 15, 2003 7:42 AM
Hey Mach, no way to step on my toes, I certainly do not know every thing.....not even close!!! Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
I do recall seeing Alcald was going to have spray cans but my experience was with the airbrush stuff.
I sure would like to know if the rattle can product works as well! I would imagine the glos black base coat is still required.
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Posted by garyo on Monday, December 15, 2003 4:02 PM
I was just in a craft store today, and spotted Krylon Chrome in a tall black rattle can (also have it in goldl). Not to be confused with their metallic sprays.CoolApprove Anyone ever seen or used this stuff.Question
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Monday, December 15, 2003 4:48 PM
I have heard of this Krylon stuff but I personally have never used it or seen it in person. I have seen photos where someone used it and it look good....in the photos anyway.


It can't be that expensive to at least give it a trail test!
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Posted by RanVan on Monday, December 15, 2003 7:04 PM
I tried a 'chrome' paint once. As I recall, it wasn't Krylon, but I'd be leary nonthe less. If it doesn't require a blck undercoat, it's probably just shiny silver paint.
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Posted by dubix88 on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:12 PM
HEY,
I have tried that chrome krylon paint and it is just shiny silver.

Randy
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:52 PM
testors has come out with a chrome paint that does pretty decent.
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:00 AM
hey roger, was that in one of there small rattle cans? i have'nt seen it yetConfused, and yes the krylon stuff well................sucks.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 1:19 PM
I use Model Master Chrome Silver Trim to make chrome looking stuff. It works for me.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 1:24 PM
Du plie makes a good chrome paint then over spray it with Tammya clear and it gives ya a true look of polish aluminum so you can use it two ways.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 8:43 PM
yeah,firemodelman,its in the same kind of cans as the regular testors paints. i found it at a Meijers store. i haven't tried spraying spraying it over gloss black which might work even better.i sprayed a couple of valve covers and a set of headers i made for my 66 fairlane with it, it looks good but it won't fool anybody.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 11:02 AM
I have used the chrome bare metal foil and it worked wonderful. I used it on a stack that was missing off a kenworth diecast i bought at a garage sale. I cut some round plastic tubing and covered it with bare metal foil, polished it, and you could not tell the difference from the original stack on the other side.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:28 PM
Another alternative to alclad is Plasti-kote super chrome. Get it in auto parts stores. Its not quite as good as a nice alclad job, but pretty darn close. AND...a lot cheaper.

You have to spray it ightly over gloss black enamel. Just like Alclad.

ALclad is better though...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 08, 2004 7:36 PM
i have used the krylon gold and chrome sprays and they do work well, i use krylon sprays on all my models including car paints and house paint, all in spray bombs, i spray everything
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 09, 2004 12:02 PM
I know where to get the Alcad paint here in Canada, but it is $14.00 a bottle. Since it is a laquer, I am worried that it might attack an enamel paint underneath. Would it matter if I painted some Tremclad gloss black on the part and then spray the Alclad over top?

Also, I noticed there was two types of Chrome from Alclad. One which was totally sold out and another saying to use it on "Whatever" plastic only, or something like that. I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm in the hobby shop as to what it said. Bear with me.

Does anyone know the difference? Is their a difference?
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Posted by Slabbedask on Thursday, January 15, 2004 2:38 PM
I spray the Alclad II with an airbrush over Humbrol gloss black Enamel. It seems like it doesn't matter what brand you use, as long as it's an enamel black. I get my Alclad II from Squadron. Living in Norway I can't just pop over to a hobby shop that stocks all kinds of modelling supplies. In my town there are two hobby stores, but they only sell regular kits. That's were the internet comes as a "fairy godmother." Everything is just a mouse-click away. I have found a few good suppliers of models and accessories, that provide good service, and is serious about their business.
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Posted by gman on Friday, May 14, 2004 4:25 PM
The other Alcald chrome is probably for Lexan, like the clear bodies in the R/C cars. It is designed to be sprayed onto the inside of the clear body and then covered in black. Probably best to wait for them to re-order the regular Alclad II.
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Posted by Tiburon on Friday, May 14, 2004 9:26 PM
I've used the Original Chrome from Krylon and must say that for NON CONTEST builds it will "pass" it is very shiney, just don't touch it to much or you end up with bright silver! As for Alcad I've never used it yet but must say all the pieces I've seen done with it, it is the way to go. Now if I can win the lotto I too will use it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 15, 2004 12:48 PM
I have not used Alclad chrome,but have just used their prismatic jade and was very impressed with the results.If the chrome is as good and the consensus seems to be it is,I think it well worth the price.
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Posted by Drackopolis on Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:39 AM
A friend of mine had a piece of chrome that was transparent on one side where the plating wasn't applied properly and the other side looked great.
Well, he used the alclad on the bad side and when it was done I could not tell which side was which.
I have some but haven't gotten to using it yet, but from what i have seen it is an excellent product.

This same guy used it on a pair of 1/8th scale headers and i was amazed at how much it looked like actual plating...amazing stuff.

At the same time i have seen it look not so good so that tells me right there that the results are completely dependant on the user...Like anything i'm sure it will take practice, but at $7 bucks a bottle (for airbrush) it is an expensive education.
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Posted by Tiburon on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 7:27 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by avj97

Another alternative to alclad is Plasti-kote super chrome. Get it in auto parts stores. Its not quite as good as a nice alclad job, but pretty darn close. AND...a lot cheaper.

You have to spray it ightly over gloss black enamel. Just like Alclad.

ALclad is better though...

Tell me more about this "Super Chrome" please. None of the parts houses around here have a clue, and I do not see it on Plasti-Kotes site either. HELP!!!!Big Smile

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 12:41 PM
I know that we're talking about paint substitutions for chrome, however, there is always the option of sending your parts to one of the aftermarket platers.

I'm in need of trying the Alclad stuff too, but just haven't gotten around to it. I'm still contemplating sending to get platted or doing the Alclad. There are obviously benefits to both. The reason that I need to stop being lazy and try the Alclad, is that there are certainly a lot more rules on sending to get plated (i.e., the part essentially has to be perfect or else it will show-up through the chrome). What I mean in saying that, is that: if you're working on a part that needs filler, etc., you would want to primer it to make sure that teh part is the way that you would like it and as your sand through your various coats you can control that. You guys that have used the Alclad can correct me if I,m wrong, but it seems that you should be able to paint the base black over the primer.

Obviously there are advantages of plating too...

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