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#1 E St. Kruiser50

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:06 AM

Hey all <img src="http://www.modelcars...#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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#2 randx0

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:38 PM

thanks for the informed tip.especially about the temp range.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

A big thanks for the tips, Dave. I'm just ready to try Alclad for the first time. Looks like I wait for summer now... or maybe turn the thermostat up when the wife's out.. then shut it down and open all the doors. yeah, that's it!!!

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

I've used Alclad on small parts, after panting them gloss black. With a brush, I just dab it on, and let it flow, at first its almost invisible, but will lay out and gloss up. Dont clear it ! it will dull out, and dont use too much it will also dull out.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

Cool tips! Very useful! Thanks for posting them!

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:14 PM

where can i get alclad? i can't find it at the local homedepo or lowes.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

Most good hobby shops should carry it. you won't find at any homedepo or lowes

Edited by tuffone20, 19 March 2009 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

there are none. i live in merritt island florida, i have comb entire brevard county for hobbies shops and there are none! i live in the suckiest part of the state or country for that matter.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:06 PM

Just backing up what Dave has said about using clear over black when using Alclad, it is a must do!!! I always use Tamiya gloss black lacquer, and clear, and I have been getting the best results ever. Thanks for all the great tips Dave, maybe the next time I make it to Portland, I can see your shop.....hint, hint.... :angry:

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:14 AM

there are none. i live in merritt island florida, i have comb entire brevard county for hobbies shops and there are none! i live in the suckiest part of the state or country for that matter.


If all else fails------there's always eBay! :lol:

Click here to see a bunch of listings for Aclad. As Dave mentioned, you can't beat it for simple to apply chrome!

As far as any clear coat..............I've heard of guys using Future to protect the finish, and it doesn't seem to affect the reflectivity of the chrome. ;)


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:02 AM

adding to mr obsessives web here is alclads web looks like you can order right from them.
http://www.alclad2.c...lclad-home.html

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:14 AM

Looking at their web site, it doesn't appear you can order directly from them--------just an information request form.

They do however have a bunch of dealers located in Florida with phone numbers listed, so you have a choice there likewise.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:24 AM

I have used it lots of times and it works great for me. I use Model Master gloss black enamels, wait an hour and airbrush my Alclad. Here is a picture of a Cobra that my friend built about a year ago. All of the chrome on this kit was in bad shape so he asked me to Alclad it for him. All the chrome on the kit is alcladed including the rims!!!
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:35 AM

Me and Alclad have never gotten along. Thank god I have a buddy who does chroming for all the major car manufactures prototypes and the military. He slips in a few trees of my model parts here and there. It’s some top quality stuff.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:00 AM

thanks for the help! i got tired of going around to craft stores and hardware stores and they look at me like i am a stupid stoner hippie. thank you alot that will save me from a black eye and a busted lip.! :lol:

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:01 AM

thanks for the help! i got tired of going around to craft stores and hardware stores and they look at me like i am a stupid stoner hippie. thank you alot that will save me from a black eye and a busted lip.! :lol:

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:23 AM

Hey anthony, could your friend do chroming service for someone else besides you?...a phone number?...email address?


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:51 AM

I'm surprised nobody around these forums is aware that there already is a service DEDICATED to chrome AND gold plating parts for model cars.
Go to http://www.chrometechusa.com/ for information. They specialize in doing exactly what we're talking about here. Sure, there is a little bit of a fee, but their work is amazing. I have not yet hired their services, but I have chatted with theme a few times and their very helpfull. Let's get theme some good buisness and maybe they'll provide discounts for member of this forum?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:04 AM

i am up for that! and fujimilover that was a good post!

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:26 PM

That's it!, you haven't deal with them. I had twice with horrible experience, won't do again.


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I'm surprised nobody around these forums is aware that there already is a service DEDICATED to chrome AND gold plating parts for model cars.
Go to http://www.chrometechusa.com/ for information. They specialize in doing exactly what we're talking about here. Sure, there is a little bit of a fee, but their work is amazing. I have not yet hired their services, but I have chatted with theme a few times and their very helpfull. Let's get theme some good buisness and maybe they'll provide discounts for member of this forum?