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Newbie vs Chrome foil EDIT: NOW W/PICS!

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Newbie vs Chrome foil EDIT: NOW W/PICS!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 30, 2003 8:54 AM
And the Newbie wins!

Tried using chrome foil the other night for the first time, and it worked out great! I'm working on a 66' Mustang GT-350H from Revell. There are chrome strips on the doors so I used the foil to detail them and It turned out great! I'll post pics ASAP.

I found some great foil tips here...

http://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metalhowto.htm

Passenger seat:



Driver seat:



Other side of Driver seat (unfinished):

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:03 AM
that stuff is GREAT!!!!
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, October 30, 2003 8:42 PM
Yeah,
Bare Metal Foil is just as good as all the articles say it is.........the stuff is great.
It's fantastic for about 900 different uses. I never paint silver chrome trim anymore.
It's often good for hiding the sprue attachment points on things like bumper bars and grilles on cars.
Thanks for the link for the tips, and don't forget to post a picture of the Fastback GT350H.
They're beautiful cars.
Cheers
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 8:29 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by leemitcheltree

Yeah,
Bare Metal Foil is just as good as all the articles say it is.........the stuff is great.
It's fantastic for about 900 different uses. I never paint silver chrome trim anymore.
It's often good for hiding the sprue attachment points on things like bumper bars and grilles on cars.
Thanks for the link for the tips, and don't forget to post a picture of the Fastback GT350H.
They're beautiful cars.
Cheers
LeeTree


I had thought about using the foil on the sprue attachment points for the bumpers. I'm glad you mentioned it, I'll have to try it. I didn't take any pics last night. I'll try and take some this weekend.

I found a great place for details. It's an online auto auction that posts very detailed pics of the actual cars. I found an all original 66' GT-350 H and they have a picture of every part of the car. They did a very good job of taking pics of the under carriage! Check it out!

http://www.worldwidemusclecars.com/super/images/s612/s612.html

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 10:22 PM
Kool site!!!!!!!!


I put it in favorites....
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, October 31, 2003 11:21 PM
That site is pretty useful, I used it alot on a corvette I built.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 31, 2003 11:30 PM
i just may do a Mustang next!!!!
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 1, 2003 9:32 AM
Hey, thanks for the link, will have to check it out, just another wy to keep time away from building! Thanks.
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 3, 2003 12:29 PM
Well, I took a second look at that chrome foil job I did on the door panels and peeled everybit of it back off. I'm not happy with the way the door panel color turned out (flat black paint buffed to look like vinal) or how the chrome strip turned out using the chrome foil. So, I'm going to strip everything off and do it again. I am leaving the seats the way they are so maybe I'll post a pic of them instead. They were painted and buffed to look like vinal seats and I chrome foiled the metal strip on the side of each seat to match the original car.
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  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nicholma on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 2:03 AM
Sorry to rain on the parade fellas but I've found the reverse!

I use it all the time but I have found that this foil actually doesn't hid the blemishes underneath it. When its rubbed on properly and polished it melds into the surface so well that it follows any contours and actually excentuates any blemishes underneath. I never use it to hid anything but actually the reverse and try to ensure that where ever I'm applying it is perfectly smooth. I model mainly in 43rd scale and unless it is smooth any slight blemish looks hideous and obvious. I've carried this technique over to the larger scales as well. Likewise I will always cut a piece that is bigger than the area needed so joins aren't necessary. Again its conforms so well that any overlap shows up. This particularly so with the bright chrome and aluminimum. Once applied I will use a brand new blade and lightly draw it across the foil to get the desired shape.

Each to his own!
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 11:23 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by littlemoe

i just may do a Mustang next!!!!



Hmmmm wouldnt by any chance be a 76 Fastback? Would it? LOL
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:17 PM
ok chris, you send it and i'l[l build it!!!!!


ROFL
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:21 PM
seats look great, idontknow!!!!!!


Awesome job!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:21 PM
Hmmmm Ill keep that in mind!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:26 PM
lol..... ok...... would it help if i said PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:28 PM
Tell ya what buy me a beer when you come to Pensacola next november and consider it done!
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:53 PM
Ron, I have a 67 Fastback sitting around here. If you want on e it's yours. It's been through a little hell but it's still buildable, just let me know.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 10:17 PM
KOOL CHRIS!!!!!!! How much do you want for it??? i'm interested!!!!!!!!


E-mail me and we'll talk, or AIM me........
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 10:27 PM
Just email me your address and it's yours. A buddy gave me 3 kits he had sitting on his shelf for years and all he wanted back was a corvette. Did'nt cost me nothin so I'll just pass it on to you. Just got to put pics up when it's done. It does need a little cleaning up though.
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Posted by lizardqing on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 10:30 PM
oh yea idontknow, forgot to tell you the seats look awesome,about makes me jealous that mine never come out that good.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 7:44 AM
Thanks for the compliments! I'll keep you posted on how things are going.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 8:00 AM
Idontknow...totally off topic but I noticed it says your from Mtns of VA. Where at? I have family in Roanoke,New Castle....I'll be up that way for the Christmas holidays! Just curious!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 10:11 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by HistoryinScale

Idontknow...totally off topic but I noticed it says your from Mtns of VA. Where at? I have family in Roanoke,New Castle....I'll be up that way for the Christmas holidays! Just curious!


I'm in Christiansburg, which is about 40 minutes from Roanoke and 60 minutes from New Castle (I think). When will you be around? LMK, and maybe we can hit a local hobby shop in Salem.
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