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I went to the Hobby store and bought some chrome paint called Alclad II.

Didn't come out half bad. As with anything, you learn as you go. On the bottle there is a recommendation to paint the pieces with their gloss black paint first. I of course did not do this as I thought the plastic being black was good enough. While painting, I got some on the clear plastic tape that was on the remains of the box I was painting on. THAT stuff really looks like chrome.

I'll put this one together and then do the one that's in my car at the moment.

John

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This looks like another method for rehab'ing interior door trim. I used spray wheel paint and clear coat for this job, but believe this chrome paint could probably give a better end result. Regards.

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This looks like another method for rehab'ing interior door trim. I used spray wheel paint and clear coat for this job, but believe this chrome paint could probably give a better end result. Regards.

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Roger

'72 Malaga

RBenson685@aol.com

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Well here is an update to the "chrome" paint.

Man is it delicate I totally killed the rings putting it back together. Stupid me didn't realize till I had it on my hands.....

My intent was to do another cluster I have and do it better with what I have learned.

Things I have learned.

Chrome areas need to be painted with gloss black paint first. I need to look into weather I should use Allclad's gloss black or if any enamel will work.

A little does not go a long way. I used almost the whole 2 or 3 oz bottle to do this with a cheepy airburush from HF.

Maybe a clear over the chrome will protect it.

Off to Dalas for my once a year recurrent training.

John

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the only reason they suggest using black is for a dark base for the silver...think mirror...you can use red and the chrome paint will have an entirely different look

if it's like any chrome paint i've ever used, any type of clear coat that's used will make it immediately dull and grey rather than shiny...

this may be something new on the market that i've never used...so maybe it will work...i'm curious

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the only reason they suggest using black is for a dark base for the silver...think mirror...you can use red and the chrome paint will have an entirely different look

if it's like any chrome paint i've ever used, any type of clear coat that's used will make it immediately dull and grey rather than shiny...

this may be something new on the market that i've never used...so maybe it will work...i'm curious

Unfortunately Esty, you are right about the use of clear. It doesn't work on Alclad.

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