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Chrome parts questions
Posted by DeanFrees on Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:08 PM

I have a 68 Vette I am working on now and they askto gold tint some of the chrome plated engine parts how can I do this? Do I just use acrylic gold and paint them?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:42 PM

You could but I'd be tempted to airbrush a super light coat of Alclad II Gold over the chrome plating. Which engine parts are you working with that the gold tint is being called out for Dean?

 

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Posted by DeanFrees on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:31 AM
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Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:15 AM

I use Testors Gold enamel in the little square bottles. I brush it on. It covers good and sticks great.

Give it a try. I think you'll like it.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:01 PM

Is it a factory stock build?

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Posted by kenjitak on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:41 AM
If the quality of the plating on your chrome parts is good try painting Tamiya clear orange over the chrome for a nice gold sheen. Ken

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24 AM

Hmmm;

 Personally , I would spray them with a coat of candy Gold over the chrome . Testors has a rattle can that color .

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:03 AM

mustang1989

You could but I'd be tempted to airbrush a super light coat of Alclad II Gold over the chrome plating. Which engine parts are you working with that the gold tint is being called out for Dean?

 

I have done just that, and it worked fine.  Dial the paint flow way back so you get a semi-transparent coat.

 

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