Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by dark69, Nov 13, 2008.
with all the good stuff kit bashers can do can any of us do chrome??
Does anyone here offer chroming? Not that I know of. I think the best practical solution is Alclad II Chrome
coincidentally, I posted this today:
...unless you're prepared to pay a fortune to have something chrome plated
Cant seem to find it right now but their is some chrome sheets that you press on to the surface and then seal that looks exactly like chrome when done right. Dang you used to pay a lot for the Alclad F_R never seen that stuff for more than 8 around my area.
San Diego man....they like to overcharge for everything. meh, don't deal with it anymore though.
Some hobby shops sell the Testors chrome foil. I've never tried it, but heard it's great. I've done silver and gold leaf before with signs, I would guess it's similar to that. Agonizing process - amazing results...
by the way, good to see you Tony, thought you went MIA.
Yeah, Califronia in general if you don't look for the deals. I wonder if they still make the stuff(someone has to), I remember using it as a kid on the bumber of a model car and it looked like the real thing, it did tear easily though so extreme care needed to be taken.
LOL Thanks Mike, not MIA just in "Lurk" mode, haven't really had the time to comment and look at a lot of stuff, school has been crazy, lots of portfolio building projects which as you know, can take up a lot, if not all, someones time. Been working on some stuff slowly though so I'm not dead yet.
Does SPaz do a better job than Alclad? I came across this article experimenting the different types of chromy paint.
I think the stuff is called Bare Metal Foil, Tony. Great results from that stuff! I have a bud who does car models and have seen it first hand. Very delicate to apply, it's like gold leafing or gilding.
**EDIT** here's a link! http://www.bare-metal.com/
I can vouch for bare-metal's product line, I've been getting my molding and casting supplies from them for years. As far as their foil (The bare-metal from which they take their name) the stuff IS amazing. It does take a *little* care to apply, but it's really pretty forgiving. I did Micromaster Hot Rodimus's (of Star Convoy) exhaust and engine with the stuff ages ago (He's a vintage one, not a reissue, its been quite a few years), and it's held up PERFECTLY despite my moving with Roddy loose in a bag a few times, and handling him pretty frequently.
Definitely good stuff!
I'm curious about the Titanium Gold.
Hastak actually doesn't ever chrome them, they vaccuum metalize it, that's why no customs so far have achieved the same effect.
so what about those gundam style pens?
chrome foil and gold foil was used on my royal nemesis prime in minor paints and mods this is not a plug for my custum its just no one even knew i had done it well maybe the gold foil. it was put on the exhaust pipes and the grill
what no one believes me or does no one care about the subject anymore? anyways bare metal foil is hard to use and not get wrinkles in and gold guilding foil is even worse. real gold foil is thinner than the silver thus the reason it is more difficult to use. when using bare metal foil you have to nip and tuck it kinda like upholstery work
Ive had mirror-like results with alclad, it just all boils down to how you apply it. The trouble with alclad is it needs to be protected, otherwise a light breeze will rub it off. Obviously you cant put clear over chrome cos it will just eat it away, so ive found that floor polish does the trick, but it does seem to dull it very slightly. But it still looks awesome especially if you havnt got an infinate bank account.
I use silver sharpies. They work quite well.
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