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#1 wayne swayze

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

Has anyone here used this product? Can it be polished out? I have aluminum.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

I think they may have some that can and some that cannot be polished. I have some and the directions indicate that it can be. If yours is the same as I have, I think you will be happy with it. I love the stuff I have.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thanks! My LHS informed me that "Model Master Metalizer" paint could not be imported into Canada. I loved the stuff, but if I can't get it, guess I'll try something else. Then they told me of the Humbrol paint, and that it could be polished out. Just picked it up today and haven't had the opportunity to try it out. Do you have any additional suggestions on how to get good results? I appreciate you info!

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

I like this stuff s bit more than the metallizer. It can easily be brush painted. I do prime the surface I lay down two coats about 15 minutes apart and then allow about 30 minutes or more for it to dry. If you wait longer, there is no harm done. Once dry, I polish it out with an old soft T-shirt. If you do polish through, simply start over. Hope this helps.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

I'm nuts about the stuff!  Like Kris wrote, dries fast.

 

I have 4 shades, polished aluminum, flat aluminum, a middle gray, and black.  I put a couple of drops in a tin lid, and mix them however you want.  I polish with a soft brush mounted on a wheel using a small dental hand piece.  Stuff looks just like metal!

 

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PS: I think the shades are as I mentioned, there is no color written on the tin.  They just look that way to me.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:30 AM

Thanks so much for the information guys. I'll get back to let you know my results. Hope it has satisfactory effect.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

Can someone please post pictures of how these metalizers look? Preferably aluminum kinds, polished or unpolished. Thanks.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:56 AM

Robin, I did the tranny and headers with Humbrol Metalcote last March right here on this forum;

 

http://www.modelcars...topic=87410&hl=

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:31 AM

 My LHS informed me that "Model Master Metalizer" paint could not be imported into Canada.

 

Wayne..about a month ago I found some Metalizer sprays at a shop in Dundas.   



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:51 AM

Thanks Mike! Hope to check that out soon. Have you heard anything about Metalizers not being allowed into Canada? Or was it my LHS?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Mike! Hope to check that out soon. Have you heard anything about Metalizers not being allowed into Canada? Or was it my LHS?

I heard the same thing from my LHS, which would be typical (like the Model Master lacquers we no longer get).  I've never seen them anywhere else on this side of the border, and the cans I bought have no french labeling on them.  



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

Thanks so much "pack rat" ! I took the drive to Dundas Valley Hobby shop and found Metalizer paint there. They are almost out of it, and will be unable to get more. The gentleman at the hobby shop thinks it's unfair to model builders to disallow certain items to be sent across the border. I agree!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

Thanks so much "pack rat" ! I took the drive to Dundas Valley Hobby shop and found Metalizer paint there. They are almost out of it, and will be unable to get more. The gentleman at the hobby shop thinks it's unfair to model builders to disallow certain items to be sent across the border. I agree!

Happy to help.

 

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