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So with the season finally switching over to Spring, I'm wanting to start spraying my models & other stuff outside again. Now I've had this model for a couple years now, one of the reason for not starting is the paint scheme:

 

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Yah, that is a chrome body with florescent red decals. I've got the decals, it's just the chrome paint that has holding me up. Chrome paint is one of those holy grails to a modeler. Find the one that will hold up the handles of model building. Now Green Stuff World aka GSW has airbrush Chrome paint & I thought about trying that one out, as a couple of videos I've watched show a fantastic finish using a gloss black undercoat for the chrome to do it's magic. 

 

Has anyone tried spraying GSW chrome for airbrush? Curious about what your reaction with the paint was/is.

 

There is anther I think I'll trying from C1 Models called C1 Metallizer. It's a powder you buff into the paint. The darker the base paint & how much you buff into that, gives you a brighter finish. Again, what I've seen in videos, it's looks amazing. Both paints are made/from the UK, so either one will require a overseas order, unless I can find a dealer here the US. It would be nice if I could find one that stocked both. ha ha.

 

Also, I almost forgot to ask this, but has anyone tried their Dipping Inks line? I'm assuming they are their version of Speed-Contrast type paints. I'm wanting to try all the available lines out there, so I thought I'd ask first.

 

Thanks!

 

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Have you seen the Mirror paint from Stuart Semple/Culture Hustle?

 

It's expensive (~$40 a bottle) but they say the bottle is enough to cover an 8'x8' area.  I saw a video on YouTube where some car guys (Dip Your Car) sprayed some shells with it.  I don't remember much about it, just that it looked pretty nice.  You can't top-coat it with anything solvent based, though.  Something about the solvent kills breaks down the mirror-effect.

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18 hours ago, strawhat said:

Have you seen the Mirror paint from Stuart Semple/Culture Hustle?

 

It's expensive (~$40 a bottle) but they say the bottle is enough to cover an 8'x8' area.  I saw a video on YouTube where some car guys (Dip Your Car) sprayed some shells with it.  I don't remember much about it, just that it looked pretty nice.  You can't top-coat it with anything solvent based, though.  Something about the solvent kills breaks down the mirror-effect.

 

I think with decal solvents, that brand is out. I'll definitely have to use Solvaset or Microsol for those florescent decals to conform to the body curves.

 

I think I'm gonna get the C1, GSW & Alclad 2, SMS  along with Spaztik & Molotow chrome & do the spoon test. If anything, I'll have a supply of chrome products to use if some of them work like they are suppose to.

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