Customs: Restoring Chrome

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  1. neek_buster

    neek_buster The One Man Army

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    Lately, I've been starting to collect G1 figures, so far my collection is growing> I just have one question, is there a way to restore a worn chrome parts of old G1 figures? I just want them to look nice when displayed
     
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    the closest thing ive found so far is testors chrome paint.... it looks pretty close to real chrome, and all u need is a couple of light coats to bring out a good shine.
     
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    the closest thing ive found so far is testors chrome paint.... it looks pretty close to real chrome, and all u need is a couple of light coats to bring out a good shine.
     
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    Testors chrome huh? I wonder how that'll work out for the leg plates on my scorponok. Any special trick to getting a decent finish?
     
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    Testors chrome huh? I wonder how that'll work out for the leg plates on my scorponok. Any special trick to getting a decent finish?
     
  6. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    testor's chrome is pretty good, it's an enamel spray so it takes really long to cure and will feel "sticky" if you don't clear coat on top. for a small part with lots of detail in it it works pretty good, for larger parts like scoponok's leg plates it will take a lot of work to get the correct finish.

    if there is a local vacuum plater in your area, they may be cool with putting your parts in with a larger order and charging less. that's the only way to get a OEM finish.
     
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    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    testor's chrome is pretty good, it's an enamel spray so it takes really long to cure and will feel "sticky" if you don't clear coat on top. for a small part with lots of detail in it it works pretty good, for larger parts like scoponok's leg plates it will take a lot of work to get the correct finish.

    if there is a local vacuum plater in your area, they may be cool with putting your parts in with a larger order and charging less. that's the only way to get a OEM finish.
     
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    You need a metallizing lacquer, like Alclad II.
     
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    You need a metallizing lacquer, like Alclad II.
     

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