Customs: Repaint Chrome on MP Prime

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  1. not_prime

    not_prime Still Sketchin

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    Alright, first off, I just wanted to say that I'm not the kinda guy who gets Masterpiece for showing off, I got them cause they looked like extremely good toys.
    Anyway, I've been transforming MP Prime alot recently, cause I just got him, and I've noticed that on his gas barrels on his legs that the chrome is starting to wear! I wanted to know if there was ANY possible way to re-apply the chrome.
     
  2. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
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    Alclad crhome like Frenzy_Rumble used on his Jazz custom is your best bet but only if you have an airbrush for a super clean finish.
     
  3. Ramrider

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    Yeah... it does work with a brush, but it's a lot harder to get a completely smooth application. Even so, the effect is fantastic.
     
  4. Jarrod

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    You could also try this Chrome Gundam Marker (there's a few on ebay too). I own this, and it is FANTASTIC! As long as you're only using it for touchups and not large flat surfaces, it goes on super smooth, and give an almost factory chrome finish.

    Jarrod
     
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    alright, thank you. I think the Gundam Marker is my best bet, because I dont have a airbrush.
     
  6. Ramrider

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    The Gundam marker looks good, but still doesn't look like chrome to me - it has the same problem as most supposedly chrome paints I've encountered. Check out this thread, where I've got some pictures of how Alclad can look, even without an airbrush. Also I believe it's available in a spraycan.
     
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    The thing is, that one looks a little odd, because it has all of those spots on it. I dont care if its TRUE chrome, as long as its silver and reflective. All I want it for is touchups
     
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    Here's an example of what the Gundam Marker can do:

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    That's Alt Prime, with a simple 2 min paintjob.

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    On Hound here, EVERY bit of chrome you see there is done by hand with the Gundam Marker...took minutes and looks good as new.
     
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    That looks perfect for what I want to do.
     

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