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I'm sure a lot of people probably already know this - especially the folks that's been doing this before i was born, but it's about polishing the BMF.  Just got through watching a video of a modeler who I'm subscribed to on youtube, and he didn't polish the BMF and said how it wasn't close to the chrome bumper.  He was right the BMF didn't it looked like aluminum nothing like chrome.  Anyways after you have the BMF laid down and burnished - you than take your Q-tip and keep going over the BMF, and you'll start to see your Q-tip turn black.  Keep doing this and switching ends when it's too black, and if you keep at it for a couple mins you'll have nice chrome BMF.  You don't even have to use alot of pressure let the Q-tip do its job and polish the BMF.  Unless you're wanting that aluminum look? Than this will improve the look of BMF 100%.  I just get irritated when i see folks do BMF on car bodies, and don't polish it up.  It looks like new & improved aluminum instead of new & improved chrome lol.

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Good tip but the only issue I have is that black residue will also smear onto your painted surfaces and is a pain to clean off , a better idea is to polish the BMF sheet before using it .  I use Semi-Chrome polish but any good polish will do the trick .

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12 hours ago, TooOld said:

Good tip but the only issue I have is that black residue will also smear onto your painted surfaces and is a pain to clean off , a better idea is to polish the BMF sheet before using it .  I use Semi-Chrome polish but any good polish will do the trick .

If i get any on my clear coat i just use 91% alcohol and it takes it right off.  That is a good idea as well to polish the sheet before hand.

10 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I always give my BMF a good rub down, but I try to avoid the Q-tips and use a cotton cloth instead.

It helps to avoid all of that fuzz that Q-tips can leave behind.

 

 

 

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I use the tamiya Q-tips no fuzz left behind, but i may try the cotton cloth a go too so i can save on tamiya Q-tips cause they aren't cheap lol. Good tip!

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2 hours ago, Dpate said:

If i get any on my clear coat i just use 91% alcohol and it takes it right off.  That is a good idea as well to polish the sheet before hand.

I use the tamiya Q-tips no fuzz left behind, but i may try the cotton cloth a go too so i can save on tamiya Q-tips cause they aren't cheap lol. Good tip!

I use the Tamiya swabs as well, but not generally for polishing.

I use them to aid the application of the foil and maybe to polish in some hard to reach areas, but use the cloths for the brunt of the polishing.

 

 

 

Steve

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