Customs: MOLOTOW LIQUID CHROME MARKERS TRIAL

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  1. ILuvToyz

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    I think I waited at least a week. Its been over a week since I applied the Klear Kote. I'm noticing a little bit of tackiness now, not sure why should be dry now. I'm going to try a different sealer next time.
     
  2. artimus prime

    artimus prime SCALE Debater that collects multiple TF lines TFW2005 Supporter

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    Did you use an airbrush?
     
  3. ILuvToyz

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    No regular brush.
     
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    chrometechusa.com does that, I've used them before.
     
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  5. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    @bombatron is the man you want, i think Concepts in Chrome is his facebook and he does some seriously cool work
     
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  6. Chillyn

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    I'm about to get my chrome pen and megatron kit in a few days. Fuck. It took me almost 2 hrs to get through this thread, checking out all the links and videos. Haha

    So. I'm kind of nervous about this project. Specifically about the durability of the paint on the plastic. This thing is going to be handled and transformed quite a bit. I don't mind if the chrome dulls some. I just don't want finger prints and smudges.

    From what I gather my best bet is letting it dry for a month and then coating with future.

    How has your guys chrome been holding up after multiple transformations?
     
  7. kneero

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    I have a question. Has anyone used a clear color over the chrome? Like the testors clear line?
     
  8. artimus prime

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    So far, so good, but I don't try to rough handle it. I also let my chrome cure for four months. I haven't even put any clear on my HA Frenzy and he's still shiny.

    See the original post.
     
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  9. kneero

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    I didn't see it, but I meant like clear blue or red etc.like they look cool over silver
     
  10. Xaxis

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    Yeah, let it dry at least a month before handling. I’d say two months just to be safe.

    As for the durability of what I’ve chromed so far, I actually haven’t handled it much so I don’t have good info on how it holds up to transformation and lots of hand contact.

    Maybe I’ll start fiddling with my HFtD Windcharger, he’s cured for a loooooooooooong time.
     
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  11. artimus prime

    artimus prime SCALE Debater that collects multiple TF lines TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry. I misread your comment. See post 253.
     
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  12. kneero

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    I did see that post. thanks for reminding me.
     
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    So...You guys used it straight on the surface as it was or did you basecoat it first?
     
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    No base coat needed. Just make sure that the surface is clean of dust and debris.
     
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  15. Xaxis

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    Same here, @pilot00.
     
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    Not future. Future dulls the finish. The only clear coat anybody has found that doesn't dull it is Alclad's. I think it's called aqua gloss. Even then, it dulls it a little but it works better than anything else that's been tested. And they're not kidding about letting it cure for two months. This stuff dries quickly but if you want it to endure, you really want to just walk away and forget about it for a long long time.

    [Edit] I should point out that future is definitely not the worst thing you can use - it gives better results than most other solutions - but Alclad really is the best option unless somebody else found one after I stopped following this thread.
     
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    My recently chromed figures

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    I considered it but it's too $$$ I've already dumped enough into this experiment. xD

    It's going to be transformed a lot so I'm expecting a dull finish anyway.

    My goal is just to paint everything smooth and consistent.
     
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    One more thing it add to this. If you let it cure for two months it ends up with its own clear coat.

    I suppose you could still coat it with something else for extra durability, though I don’t recall if the finish is still altered by a clear coat after full curing time.

    You could always do a test on a plastic spoon to figure out your approach.
     
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  20. Chillyn

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    Got my stuff in today! Both walthertron and my marker! Wohoo.

    Did a real quick test run on the spru. This is gonna come out sick if I don't screw it up. 20180919_194617-1.jpg 20180919_201058-1.jpg
     
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