Customs: MOLOTOW LIQUID CHROME MARKERS TRIAL

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  1. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    The thing about this is how much it costs. How much "ink" comes from the refill? If this is a good amount, then fine, but if it's only enough to refill 2 pens, I'll just go buy the 2 pens, ya know?
     
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    Well of course economics will dictate. But convenience is a factor too. Twisting off a cap and filling my Iwata cup might be easier than trying to fuss with a couple pens.

    But if the pen is refillable it is probably user friendly.
     
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    Either way, it's just a cap. ;) 

    Quick update on my second test piece. Great reflectivity!!
     

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    Ok, so I thinned some of this stuff down, and thought I'd ruined it. Ho.. ly.. SHIT was I wrong!! I can't wait to put this through my airbrush!! The reflectiveness is way better with this. Still putting it on kind of thicker, but it seems like thinning it gave it a way better finish. Still can't do the typical thin coats like paints, and builds it up, but I think when run through an airbrush, this is going to look incredible!
     

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    What're you thinning with?
     
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    Believe it or not, 91% isopropyl :lol 
     
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    It is an alcohol based paint so that makes sense.
     
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    That it does. However, I still don't know that this is a "paint" per say, as the company calls it a "specialised ink".. Idk. Looks like a paint, works like a paint, it's probably a paint, lol.
     
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    Would this be able to remove scratches from the chrome?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    You know how sunsurge's spoiler gets scratched when transforming it.

    Would the pen be able to cover/fix the scratches up?
     
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    There might be a noticeable difference and the obvious marker stroke on top of the original chrome.
     
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    To fix scratches you may have to sand off the original chrome then re-do the whole part with the chrome marker.

    I reckon that would get the most even result.
     
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    I figured that I would give an update on the clear coat before I go into trials. Several review comments do say that you need to give the chrome at least a week of dry time before handling. Also, as far as giving it a clear coat without ruining the delicious finish there is only one option so far: Alclad Klear Kote. Everything else dulls the finish according to others.
     
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    Well that's kinda... shite. So, you can't touch it or it dulls. You can't clear coat it or it dulls.
     
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    Yeah. I think Alclad is the same way. It gives me a reason to replace my old airbrush compressor. Any testing I do at this point is to find the next best option.
     
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    @artimus prime and @OMEGAPRIME1983, thanks for the updates! I’ve just ordered a 3-pack of these (one of each size) from Amazon. I had a gift card so it only cost me $7 and a little change. Should have them by Saturday.
     
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    Yes alclad hazes quickly under a sealer. Try a water based urethane clear coat.
     
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    Took a little digging, but this is a pic of chroming powder under urethane clear on Terrax's axe. The metallic red is chroming powder under urethane and then clear red acrylic over it. Chroming powder is extremely susceptible to hazing and dulling under clear coats so maybe urethane will be okay over this chroming ink. Screenshot_2017-10-19-09-31-45-1.png
     
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    Really? That bites.

    I tried Tamiya anyway on a test piece and yup, totally dulls the finish. (makes a lovely silver, though :lol ) I guess I'll just sit tight and see what this thread comes up with as I don't have the resources to experiment myelf. For now Hot Rod's pipes are in a cupboard curing for at least a week along with test pieces. :p 

    It's worth a shot. Rustoleum makes a clear Urethane water based spray. Could be worth investigating.
     
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