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I'd like to see pics of chrome tail lights you detailed with a red Sharpie

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Got a '65 Galaxie with chromed tail lights that I'd like to improve as much as possible. I know a lot of you are using markers for various details, and I'd like to see how well they cover and what the overall shade looks like. 

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Red tail lights that needed to be three different colors plus a chrome frame.  Covered them in BMF.  Colored them with Sharpies. The white is a paint marker used for white letter tires.

 

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I did video on my Youtube channel about using Sharpie's for lights,  and I did side by side comparison to clear red paint and the Sharpie looked more real and just better.  Now, the clear red paint was brushed on , Id imagine that spraying /air brushing it on would yield a little bit better results but I am still giving the win to the Sharpie

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1 hour ago, martinfan5 said:

I did video on my Youtube channel about using Sharpie's for lights,  and I did side by side comparison to clear red paint and the Sharpie looked more real and just better.  Now, the clear red paint was brushed on , Id imagine that spraying /air brushing it on would yield a little bit better results but I am still giving the win to the Sharpie

Sounds interesting. Link?

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8 minutes ago, Monty said:

Sounds interesting. Link?

Sure

 

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Tom, thanks for the pic and info.  Looks like ya nailed it.

Martinfan5, your video was informative.  I had no idea Sharpie made a tangerine marker.  That, in addition to their orange and red, means more accurate detailing options.   

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The right taillight on this (glue bomb rescue) Elky was scratchbuilt from a clear plastic Walmart blueberry container, colored with Red Sharpie inside and out--no paint at all. I think it looks pretty good. 

I've used Red Sharpie for taillights on my diecasts and several kits and been very happy with the results. I'll probably be doing it on another diecast this weekend. 

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Posted (edited)

Sharpie markers come in a rainbow of colors (including metallic silver and gold).  But they also rub off metallic foil fairly easily.

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