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Rockingdodge20/04/2020 14:57:10
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I remember seeing a comment about some chrome type paint in one of the threads and I remember thinking must file that away for further use. Only problem is the brain cell it was filed in has since retired and refuses to open up and reveal its' contents.

I seem to remember the price was around £20 for a small pot, can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Cheers

Roger

Oldiron20/04/2020 15:14:28
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You can get "chrome" spray paint from most car spares sellers/Halfords and many other retail outlets such as The Range. It needs meticulous preparation and etch primer & good undercoat to be effective. I have used it for many repairs to machines & car parts with usually good results.

regards

Rockingdodge20/04/2020 15:29:43
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Thanks, I did know about the option in the marketplace but it was this particular link I was after as I think it would suit my needs best.

I'm restoring a 34" model Fairey Huntsman and need to build a pulpit rail for the bow. my options are to fabricate out of 3mm stainless steel, silver solder or soft solder if possible and then highly polish or use 3mm brass, solder and then use this chrome paint, which has high opacity and would be quite successful (hopefully smiley) in giving the required finish.

Roger

Edited By Rockingdodge on 20/04/2020 15:36:50

Eric Sinclair20/04/2020 15:33:43
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Molotow liquid chrome pens are very good.

Rockingdodge20/04/2020 15:35:52
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This is what I need to make:

fairey huntsman pulpit.jpg

devil

Roger

Jon Lawes20/04/2020 15:39:39
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Fairy Huntsman? Very nice.

When my son paints models with his airbrush, such as MIG 17 or Lightning, he undercoats the silver with black as apparently this makes it more realistic.

Keith Long20/04/2020 16:04:20
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Roger - the other material to consider is nickel silver - type of brass but silver in colour and easily soldered. Metalsmith ( link ) have it listed as nickel silver round bar in 1/8 inch at £2.70 for an 18inch length. Might save you quite a bit of hassle.

Never dealt with Metalsmith - they just came up with an internet search.

Oldiron20/04/2020 18:17:13
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Cannot help with the link to the article sorry. Did find this product that may be of use. Chrome

regards

Rockingdodge20/04/2020 18:34:40
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Posted by Oldiron on 20/04/2020 18:17:13:

Cannot help with the link to the article sorry. Did find this product that may be of use. Chrome

Thanks, I might try that smiley

Roger

pgk pgk20/04/2020 20:08:07
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This stuff looks the business...until you see the price:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0

Rockingdodge20/04/2020 22:17:47
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Posted by pgk pgk on 20/04/2020 20:08:07:

This stuff looks the business...until you see the price:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0

Sheesh I'd need to own a bank for that stuff! crying

Looks good though.

Derek Lane21/04/2020 00:01:37
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I have used this copper spray paint which is very good they do it in chrome as well if the chrome one is anything like the copper then it may be of use to you. The inside of this was done using it

 

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Edited By Derek Lane on 21/04/2020 00:05:45

Morty21/04/2020 00:34:21
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Hi Roger!

+1 on the molotow paint pens, they also do a refill bottle that You can use through the airbrush,not cheap but I think a bit more resilient than Alclad 2 paints

https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/spray-paints/molotow/molotow-liquid-chrome-marker.htm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BJZ72_TGXpE

https://www.alclad2-online.co.uk/product/alclad-ii-chrome-for-plastic-alc107/

Martin King 221/04/2020 07:43:34
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Derek Lane, Nice item, Banksia Nut?

Martin

Circlip21/04/2020 09:23:01
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Roger, forget soft solder and paint. Go for stainless and silver solder, much more durable. CUP alloys are your friends.

Regards Ian.

Derek Lane21/04/2020 10:08:22
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Posted by Martin King 2 on 21/04/2020 07:43:34:

Derek Lane, Nice item, Banksia Nut?

Martin

No a piece of boring "London plane" textured and painted

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