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  1. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    I have a question for you kitbashers out there. I have a Fox Kids Rhinox that I'd like to repaint into the show colors. I'd like to get that shiny chrome effect for the robot limbs.

    Now I know you can purchase sheets of chrome foil that are either brushed on or attached with a heat source, but does anyone know of a site that sells colored chrome foil, specifically green and/or gold?

    I'm in the process of doing a google search now. There may be no such product, but I wondered if any of you long time hobbyists might know of a product I'm looking for.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Greyryder

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    Don't know. You could try using transpearent paints over chrome foil. Should give a similar effect. Stained glass paints might be the best bet.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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  4. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    How shiny is that chrome? It's difficult to tell from the pictures, and I'd like something pretty much mirror-glossy.

    There's a Hobby Lobby near where I work, so I went up today to see if they had any foil. They had some foil that looked like brushed aluminum, but nothing metallic. They did have clear green paint that's a good bright shade, so I may try some of that.

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  5. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know from my experiance, your best bet is Bare Metal chrome foil (just as shiny as vac-metal plastic) with airbrushed transparent paint. Note when using foil on limbs: It is delicate stuff. You will have an excellent display piece when done, but don't expect it to take heavy abuse.
     
  6. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    Sounds good. The vac-metal look is what I"m going for.

    I've got my 10th anniversary Rhinox for transforming, so the other guy can be a display piece. :) 
     
  7. Yodaporn

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    Man if that stuff is realy that easy to use, Im buying up all my toy dealer's intact prime stacks. Shortly after, I will be selling them back to him :) 
     
  8. Wreckgar

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    You know Testors makes a chrome paint?
     
  9. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    No I didn't. How does it look?

    I've been looking for chrome paint before, and the only thing I found was a very thin paint that's really for spray-painting. It's reasonably good chrome, but not quite the vacuum-metalized look that I'd like.
     
  10. Greyryder

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    The only paint that's going to give you a vac metal look, is a metalizing lacquer. A few companies make them, and most need to be buffed and polished after painting. They're going to need clear coating, too.

    Alclad II is supposed to be about the best. It's not cheap, though. And, it has to be airbrushed on.
     
  11. Valkysas

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    testors chrome paint is garbage. it's just sparkly silver. it's not chrome-like at all.
     
  12. Eradicator

    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    Krylon makes some good chrome spraypaint. I would definately clear coat it. I didn't whne I used it, and it's lost some it's luster now. At least I think it was Krylon. It was in a slimmer can than their normal stuff, and black instead of white.
     
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    Tried it, gloss coated it, still only looks slightly brighter than ol' gunmetal silver. In fact, I think it may dull a little under the gloss coat.
     

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