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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
AK Xtreme Metal
Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, July 4, 2021 9:21 AM

I've never used it before and just bought some to give it a try but I have a question. Does it require a primer like Alclad does or can it go on bare plastic like the Model Master metalizers do? For high shine colors I currently only use Alclad with a shiny black base coat. Is it the same for AK?

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, July 4, 2021 10:17 AM

For best results, yes. 2 cents

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, July 4, 2021 5:11 PM

Additionally they do sell a black base coat. Soooo, well there must be a reason. Seems to me in my watching of some reviews of this stuff that the stainless steel and durametal colors liked a black base and passed better as chrome than the chrome did for things like shock struts.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 5, 2021 7:08 PM

Definitely use a black coat for shiny surfaces like chrome or polished aluminum. I have sprayed other shades directly on a primed surface with good results.

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