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Offline Macupar

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Painting Chrome
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:02:52 am »
So a few years ago I was working on Ecto 1. I stripped the chrome off and repainted the chrome. Now a few years later, a lot of the chrome turned black. I started work on another will have some chrome on it and I don't want the same thing to happen again. What could have caused the chrome to turn black and how can I prevent it from happening?

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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 10:17:08 am »
What paint did you use? And what did you use to strip the chrome.
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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 07:52:59 pm »
I think I used bleach to strip it. The chrome was from Alclade II chrome

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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 08:18:20 pm »
I had the same thing happen with that combination. I used Oven cleaner to strip the chrome the
second time and so far it hasn't turned black. I don't think Alclad plays well with bleach.
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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 04:31:02 am »
Why did you guys strip the chrome?

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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 07:30:43 am »
Why did you guys strip the chrome?

Well when you cut it from the sprue, you have to sand the section you cut which takes the chrome away. so its best to just stripe it and repaint it. I also think it just looks better.

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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 01:30:29 pm »
Ah... that makes sense. 

I've seen people use the chrome foil paper with good looking results.  Does the chrome paint actually look like chrome?

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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 04:31:27 pm »
Take a look at the pics he posted here. All the chrome was painted you can see how it turned black
on the grill but the rest looks great.
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Re: Painting Chrome
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 08:16:59 am »
The rusty look of the chrome would have been perfect had i built the dirty version of the car, lol

 




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