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Testors Chrome Spray - help?

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Testors Chrome Spray - help?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 7, 2003 7:51 AM
I am using Testors Chrome color spray can. I have found that the spray comes out blotchy and leaves small pinhead size bumps on the surface. Is this common or did I just get a bad can or nozzle on the can. I took all the precautionary steps, including heating the can, cleaning the surface, etc. I never encountered this before with other testors spray can colors. Is it just the chrome is a much thicker paint that goes on heavier.

Any experience/suggestions would be appreciated.

Paul
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Monday, April 7, 2003 8:39 AM
I have never tried it... I use Alclad for my metal finishes...

http://www.alclad2.com/index2.html

And I have some info about it here...

http://www.naplak.com/modeling/tips/paint_alclad.htm
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Monday, April 7, 2003 12:02 PM
My guess is that you just ended up with a bad nozzle on the spray can. I like using the spray cans for quick jobs like landing gear and such. I'd try a couple of different things. First, I'd try soaking the nozzle in a little jar of thinner and giving it a good shake just to make sure any and all gunk is removed. If that didn't do the trick (it usually does in my experience) then try gently pushing a sewing needle into the opening. Sometimes an opening that isn't "just right" can give you some problems. If neither of these tricks work then you might have to chalk it up to having a bad can and you might want to get another one. Hope it all works out.

Eric

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