Customs: Repairing chrome wear on G1 Cassettes, what to use?

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  1. Nyarlahotep

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    I just picked up a complete Slamdance, but the chrome on the weapons has been worn pretty badly. Is there a spray can solution I can use for this?

    I'm thinking about doing a base coat in gloss black and then spraying over it with something from Krylon. I'd like to get something as close to the original as possible.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nellie131

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    if you have an airbrush use alclad?

    if not then im at a loss as for what to suggest. which krylon product is it you have seen?
     
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    Alclad comes in cans too, although i'm not sure if a spray can will give the same results as airbrushing.
     
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    wow it does? im a noob to airbrush so could do either! got any links to places that sell it for this thread?
     
  5. Nyarlahotep

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    I have an airbrush, but for some reason I always thought alclad was REALLY expensive. I think my local hobby shop has some so I think I'll check it out. Should I do a base coat of glossy black like I was planning?
     
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    yeah i think alclad does the black base coat too so look into it after all the results look pretty good
     
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    I think Alcad is used to do a basic chrome, but not repair chrome. Check out some threads from frenzyrumble, either here or on youtube.

    You may have to buy new weapons, or alternatively, there is a service called chrometech USA that does actual chroming. I haven't used them yet but plan to when I get some more parts in.
     
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    I've mentioned this before. Chrome-Tech USA specializes in chrome-plating and restoring chromed plastic parts. You can also use Bare Metal Foil's chrome but it can be a bit tedious and a bitch to make perfect.
     
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    I figured I would strip the pieces and start from scratch. There are huge areas of wear where it's black, so as long as the whole piece is covered I'm not too concerned with how perfect it is.
     
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    Black coat is separate.
     

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