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#1 topher5150

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

I've been seeing a lot of these chrome/ stainless exotic cars that celebs own. Is it possible to do this with bare metal foil?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

It's possible but a severe PITA. I've seen aircraft guys cover an entire plane with it but today the most common method is Alclad.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

It's possible but a severe PITA. I've seen aircraft guys cover an entire plane with it but today the most common method is Alclad.


Gregg has a How-To posted on the main 'site if you (Kristopher) decide to go in that direction: http://www.modelcars...ry/tips-tricks/

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

what kind of a finish could I get with bare-metal and could i blend seams??? Is there any alclad in a spray can or is it airbrush???

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

Alclad itself goes on very easy, but the perfect gloss black base coat would be the tough part.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

what kind of a finish could I get with bare-metal and could i blend seams???


You can get a very shiny chrome-like appearance out of it. Once it's on you can polish it with wax just like paint and bring it to a pretty high gloss IF you got it smooth enough when putting it down. If you have some it might be worth it to just try it on an area of a body to see if it's a road you want to go down.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

with the alcad is painting (black plastic trim) and decals any more or less difficult?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

Here is an excellent example of a body painted with Alclad. http://www.modelcars...luminum +willys