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Alclad or similar over acrylic?

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Alclad or similar over acrylic?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 3:49 PM
Okay, if the subject line didn't provide some hint at the bone-headed mistake I've made, here's the problem:

I'm building a 1/24 car with a white body scheme, but which has chrome accents here and there (gas cap, hood tie-downs, headlight rims, etc.), and I've already painted the body with acrylics.

I don't want to use a baremetal foil, as there are too many contours to cover. I'd like to use a chrome paint, such as Alclad, but Alclad is lacquer-based, right? That is, it will eat into the acrylic?

Any suggestions on circumventing/overcoming this obstacle?

Thanks,

Randall
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 7, 2003 9:51 PM
One thing you might try is some SnJ-type polishing powder. I just started experimenting for a model that I want to use it on and it looks fantastic. What you do is spray a basecoat and let it dry for an hour or two (enamels), I'm not sure how long for acrylics, and then just take a Q-Tip or something like that and rub this powder into the paint. You can buff it to a nice shine and once the paint dries completely it doesn't even need to be sealed. That's the only suggestion that I can think of right now, although if it was me, I'd try Bare-Metal Foil.

Good luck and make sure you let us know how you solved this problem.

Ray
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 9:06 AM
Thanks much, Ray. Maybe I'll revisit the Bare Metal Foil option. Still mulling over it, but I'll sure check back in and report on the results

Randall

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