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Is there paint to touch up chrome?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 01, 2007 3:38 PM
Hello model minds!

Is there a paint for touching up chipped chrome parts, that really looks like the original chrome?

Brian
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  • From: ND
Posted by floper on Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:28 PM
i use testor chrome silver enamal, it hides small spots pretty well
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:38 PM
Thanks. I tried Testors Silver Chrome Trim but it does not do the trick. Maybe the Chrome Silver works better.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 01, 2007 10:29 PM
The trick is bare metal foil (BMF). If you do a search you'll find a wealth of information. The other trick is Alclad, which you can search for as well. Alclad is bad for small touchups, though. The trouble with regular silver paint is it's just metal flake, so it reflects in all different directions. The surrounding chrome might be reflecting bright or dark tones but the paint always just looks grey. Foil should work well for you.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:30 PM
Thanks.

I thought of Bare Metal Foil also. I have some, I think of the right variety. Will try that.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 06, 2007 8:12 PM
My LHS guys think Model Master Silver Chrome, aka Chrome Silver is the most chome-like. I think it looks pretty good. Of course, MM is Testors, so maybe it's the same stuff.

Or... maybe it isn't.

Diddy
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Posted by Chillyb1 on Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:39 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Didymus

My LHS guys think Model Master Silver Chrome, aka Chrome Silver is the most chome-like. I think it looks pretty good.
Diddy

I got on here to make this very same recommendation. I love this Model Master chrome silver. Not just for touching up chrome parts, but also for detail painting especially interior parts like door handles and such.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 07, 2007 6:17 PM
Ironically, a call to the LHS and asking which would be better, Testor's Chrome Silver or Silver Chrome Trim, the latter was recommended. But I found It's too dull for touching up factory chrome parts. So the person was wrong, it happens. I'll have to try the Chrome Silver some time.
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Posted by Chillyb1 on Friday, December 07, 2007 6:39 PM
Wait a minute. There is regular Testors chrome silver, then there are two different Model Master (both made, of course, byt the Testors Corp.) paints: one is Chrome Silver Trim and the other is Chrome Silver. The CST gives a result that is more like anodized aluminum while the CS gives a brilliant, bright silver that comes as close to chrome as I've seen. The regular Testors (in a little .25 oz. bottle) doesn't seem the same to me and is not as bright.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 08, 2007 8:38 AM
Yes, actually the Model Master is what I have had in mind in my references, although I have said "Testors". Your comment verifies that what I really wanted was the Chrome Silver, and will have to get some. Thanks.
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Posted by Marc @ MPC Motorsports on Saturday, December 08, 2007 12:19 PM
I've had good luck with chrome fingernail polish. Don't be afraid...go down that aisle in Wal-Mart and buy some!!!

Marc @ MPC Motorsports Check out my builds and current projects at http://public.fotki.com/MarcNellis/

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Posted by Scalefinishes on Friday, February 15, 2008 8:57 PM
Touch-up the chip with gloss black, then brush a light coat of ALCLAD2 chrome onto it, blow it dry then another light coat, and chip disappears.
Scalefinishes.com
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Posted by Angelina84 on Monday, July 02, 2018 9:26 AM
Do I still have to polish chipped area before applying Chrome Silver, or no?
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Posted by 195X on Monday, July 02, 2018 11:47 AM

Just get a Molotow chrome pen.

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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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 5:02 PM

195X

Just get a Molotow chrome pen.

 

X2. Go to hobby lobby get a 1mm pen. 40% off coupon.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 6:09 PM

Yes, I've tried almost all of these techniques & you will not get a better result than the Molotow pen.

 

Steve

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:34 PM

Goofy62
you will not get a better result than the Molotow pen.

That's the answer.

BTW: nobody noticed that this thread is ten year's old..... the "Zombie's are coming !

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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