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Molotow Liquid Chrome Pens

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Texas!
Molotow Liquid Chrome Pens
Posted by Patrick McCarthy on Monday, May 14, 2018 3:39 AM

Has anyone else used these paint pens? I have recently picked one up that has a 1 mm tip at Hobby Lobby and I find it a dream when it comes to highlighting worn (read: polished) metal areas or picking out small details. I'm impressed so much I'm looking into getting other colors for picking out details in cockpits and such.

Has anyone else had failures or successes? I kinda want some feedback before I shell out mucho dinero for a set of them.

Patrick J McCarthy

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:25 AM

Yes.  Great successes!  I am sold on the thing.  Great for small parts and areas that seem like a lot of work to crank up the airbrush for Alclad and clean up afterwards.  There is a new product like the chrome pen that is in a bottle for brushing.  One of my modeling friends has picked up a bottle, but I have not seen the results yet.  Many of my modeling friends have started using the pens, especially the car guys, for window moldings and areas like that.  They, too, love their pens.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:39 AM

Yes, me too.

I think the first FSM member to try them was Mustang Joe. That's who enticed me to buy mine, anyway.

I think good 'ol Model Master enamel Chrome (now labeled 'Silver', I think) was the old go to. Like Don said, more folk seem to be turning to the Molotow chrome pens for ease of use.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:47 AM

I picked up a 1mm one as well to do the mirrors and trim on a Jeep model, so far I like it very well, Hobby Lobby carries the chrome in my area, and not too bad with the 40% coupon.

 

Is also perfect for the oleos on landing gear on aircraft.

  • Member since
    October, 2011
  • From: Thornton, Co
Posted by HEAVYGUNS155 on Monday, May 14, 2018 3:54 PM

I have a full set of the pens/markers and in my opinion they are great I have taken a break from armor and I am working on some show rods and they come in handy after scraping off chrome parts for glueing

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:48 PM

Success. My primary use is to touch the spots of the chrome parts that were cut from the sprue. I've also "painted" headlight backings.

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Texas!
Posted by Patrick McCarthy on Monday, May 14, 2018 9:46 PM

HEAVYGUNS155

I have a full set of the pens/markers and in my opinion they are great I have taken a break from armor and I am working on some show rods and they come in handy after scraping off chrome parts for glueing

 

Do you have different colors? How have the colors been in comparison to the liquid chrome? Any advice for overcoats or bad reactions to other paints?

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