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  • Member since
    February 2011
Floquil old silver
Posted by knox on Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:13 AM

I am down to my last three bottles of old silver.  I know I will have to move on at some point. I still haven’t gotten my CO2 tank refilled, so I tried a “box store” silver on this plane and ended up having to strip it off.  I’m sure it was operator error, but I’m not looking forward to the change.  I usually only build for fun and myself, so in the end I suppose it won’t matter that much, but I sure have enjoyed this paint.  

I can’t remember the author‘s name of the article in FSM that introduced me to old silver, but I do thank him.  (  yes,  I bought a bunch of it)  

  • Member since
    February 2013
Posted by tomwatkins45 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:19 AM

I've got three bottles of it left also, plus several engine black and grimy black. It is, in my opinion, still the best paint I've ever used. I'm also glad I stocked up long ago.

Tom

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:15 PM

I've gpne to Alclad products for NMF now.  They have four or five variations of aluminum, and I can get more variations by the way I put it down and by what I use as a base.  More work, but I like the effects I get.  For a simple, somewhat weathered look I use the Testors Flat Aluminum.  I sometimes mix in some light gray for a more weathed look.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February 2013
Posted by tomwatkins45 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:37 PM

The Alclad products also work extremely well. I like to use a combination of Alclad and old silver for some projects.

Tom

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