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Removing Liquid Chrome, Better Masking, Alternatives?

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    May, 2018
Removing Liquid Chrome, Better Masking, Alternatives?
Posted by DurocShark on Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:53 AM

So I used a Molotow Liquid Chrome pen on windows masked with Frog tape. That stuff worked ok with airbrushing, but it allowed the liquid chrome to seep under.

 

As  you can see, it looks terrible. 

What can remove it? I *do* have a spare kit of the same car I can take the windows from, but I'd prefer to save these if I can. 

That said, is there a better easy to trim mask I should have used that will protect against that very thin liquid chrome? I'd planned on doing body trim with it too...

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Saturday, June 09, 2018 11:54 AM

I've found most tapes designed for home use are too thick for modeling work and are difficult to get a good seal with when using thin paints. Tamiya masking tape is easy to work with and typically seals well. I don't know how to remove the paint you used but for fiuture reference I would also dip clear parts in Future before painting. Not only do the parts seem more clear but if necessary you can remove it and whatever paint is on it with Windex and then can start over.

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    May, 2018
Posted by DurocShark on Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:09 PM

Sadly, they are dipped. Whatever's in that chrome cuts right through.

:(

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:12 PM

Have you tried Windex to remove the Future and therefore the chrome? I had something similar happen once and it worked great.

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    May, 2018
Posted by DurocShark on Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:14 PM

jeffpez

Have you tried Windex to remove the Future and therefore the chrome? I had something similar happen once and it worked great.

 

Future is acrylic based. Ammonia cuts acrylic. You may be onto something there! I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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