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Any tips on refinishing the chrome on dash parts?
#51
(06-16-2017, 04:52 AM)Fabrice Wrote: Anyone tested/saw results from this tech?

 Thanks for posting. Yes very interesting video's. Getting it done here is NOT cheap, but may be worth it on some parts as re-Chroming  has got ridiculously expensive.
 I also looked at a wrap type product, but it really didn't have that real chrome look to it, more like polished aluminum foil.
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#52
More and more of the guys on the scale modeling website are swearing by these.

https://www.amazon.com/Molotow-Liquid-Ch...B01E7EGARQ

I need to get some for my models anyway, so I'll grab a couple of the pens and give 'em a run on my old dash plastics.


The thing I don't like about the traditional "chrome the whole piece, and spray color over everything else but the chrome trim" process, is that my repop dash plastics are starting to have some areas where the black paint is rubbing off, showing the chrome underneath (gotta take a Sharpie to it, or something).

Eric

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#53
Yeah something to investigate on quality/durability/cost for sure for car application.
Saw this morning another one, where they showed the "after" chroming with a tinted clear coat....
really awesome looking results.

@Mr 4X4
Speaking of models, I have this 71 mach1 model in kit, like 300 parts
scale 1/10 ( like 50 cms / 20 inches long) that I've payed a fortune for years ago.
I've never seen it or similar again offered somewhere ever. As I'm not in models scene,
I wonder if its rare or not...

Just tried go on the attic to make a pict, but its in one of the 2000000 boxes upstairs
and I'm covered with spider web.. Smile)

Meanwhile if you say it's common to see mach1 of this size in kits, I'll leave it where it is for now
otherwise I'll put an attic expedition together and retry relocate it so you could see it.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#54
(06-16-2017, 12:02 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: More and more of the guys on the scale modeling website are swearing by these.

https://www.amazon.com/Molotow-Liquid-Ch...B01E7EGARQ

I need to get some for my models anyway, so I'll grab a couple of the pens and give 'em a run on my old dash plastics.


The thing I don't like about the traditional "chrome the whole piece, and spray color over everything else but the chrome trim" process, is that my repop dash plastics are starting to have some areas where the black paint is rubbing off, showing the chrome underneath (gotta take a Sharpie to it, or something).

 Might be worth a try, pretty cheap too. Maybe you can be the test pilot!
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#55
Hey, why not?  I'll be using it for small chrome pieces on model cars anyway... might as well give it a try.   thumb

Eric

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#56
(06-16-2017, 08:35 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Hey, why not?  I'll be using it for small chrome pieces on model cars anyway... might as well give it a try.   thumb

 Some time ago, I bought a "set" of paint pens on E-Pay, that were supposed to be for re-doing the chrome trim and lettering on knobs etc. The "chrome" pen was nothing but a silver paint marker, useless!! I did negatively respond to the seller. Further than that I won't go here.
Buyer-be-ware I guess.
Let us know what you think on those pens.
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#57
I'm pretty optimistic.  The guys on the scale modeling forums seem impressed.  The video I posted earlier in this thread (on the 1st page) was one of the guys running the marker pen's paint through an airbrush.  I've seen some other guys paint small parts with the pen directly and it looks pretty convincing as well. 

I think the biggest thing I'd be worried about is durability.  I'll try and pick some up from Hobby Lobby later this weekend - I've got a pretty good list of chores to do today, though.

Eric

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