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    • March 21, 2020 10:31 AM EDT
    • Devon, Bachmann still has headlights and reflectors, and they do sell the reflector separate and they are like a mirror just don't have lenses, Bill

    • March 21, 2020 9:46 AM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      I need to make a reflector for my head light. I will buy some silver and see how it does. 

      Look for a flashlight, they have ready made reflectors, with the bulb hole.

    • March 20, 2020 12:08 PM EDT
    • Well I like this stuff but It is not the end all. I m having trouble getting good stenciling from it on a small scale. I will play more with it but so far its being finicky.

    • March 20, 2020 11:33 AM EDT
    • Greg , I got an answer from my modeler friend, he likes Spaz-Stix Mirror Chrome. He says the Rustoleum brand can be very easi marred by fingerprints 

    • March 20, 2020 10:52 AM EDT
    • I just got a response from Krylon. They cannot recommend any clear coat for their foil paints that won’t dull or discolor the finish. 

    • March 20, 2020 9:12 AM EDT
    • I need to make a reflector for my head light. I will buy some silver and see how it does. 

    • March 20, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
    • Don Watson said:

      Still waiting for a response. Not sure if I will considering what’s going on in the world. 

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      Be like us Brits.Stiff upper lip!

       

    • March 20, 2020 8:06 AM EDT
    • Still waiting for a response. Not sure if I will considering what’s going on in the world. 

    • March 19, 2020 11:45 PM EDT
    • Greg there is a silver version of the same paint I am referring too. https://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K01060000-Premium-Metallic-Silver/dp/B007RH9RBW while I have not tried it yet if it has the same properties as this gold then it will be about as good as I have found. I have never found a "chrome" paint I like. And when doing cars I swear I think I tried everything. The buffable Model Masters by testors, the aluminum was what I did use what it still did not look like chrome plating. I would give this stuff a shot and see. It is, so far the closest to real metal look as I have found. Now with that said, I never did it, but some of the model car guys I ran with used silver leafing. https://www.amazon.com/silver-leaf/s?k=silver+leaf but I never tried it as it is a tedious process for such a small return on small detail parts.

       

      Doc,

      I hope they either have an answer or come up with one. It would be a shame to have such a nice paint only to not have it stay that way when you clear coat it to protect it. I do want to try it over a self etching primer or my favorite goto matte black which is chalkbaord paint. I am hoping the tooth of self etching primer or chalkboard paint will hold it on and then not need to be clear coated. I will report back.

    • March 19, 2020 4:11 PM EDT
    • Thanks Don yes, I have tried that specific brand, and it's not bad.

      Thanks Pete, all info welcome.

       

      Greg

    • March 19, 2020 3:11 PM EDT
    • I have a Facebook friend that does model trucks and I will ask him what he uses, I remember him doing some tests with different chrome paints. But to be fair I know his stuff is all indoors. 

    • March 19, 2020 3:06 PM EDT
    • Greg,  Have you checked out Alclad II paints?  They have a good selection of metal paints including chrome. 

    • March 19, 2020 2:30 PM EDT
    • Looking for chrome, aluminum I got, a fair amount of that in various manufacturers (yes horns were normally aluminum color, but the Aristo Diesel FA has chrome) 

    • March 19, 2020 2:26 PM EDT
    • Not sure in todays day and time but their aluminum paint use to oxidize when it got water on it

    • March 19, 2020 2:25 PM EDT
    • Devon, did you find a silver color that looks good? I've tried painting some of the printed diesel horns to match the chrome of the Aristo FA units.

       

      Greg

    • March 19, 2020 2:13 PM EDT
    • Devon,  I sent an email to Krylon explaining my experience.  Still waiting for their response. 

      Doc

    • March 19, 2020 1:29 PM EDT
    • Jon I would be really interested to see if you do test it. It has one of the nicest close to gold/brass metallic finishes I have come across. In my experience metallic paints are either way to thick and do not lay down nicely like enamels or they look like paint not metal. So far this stuff lays on nice and thin yet looks like metal. You will see a lot more of it put to the test on my loco build as I am doing a heavily polished brass look and simulated leaf lettering. I just hope that Doc is wrong (I don't think he is) and I can find a clear that won't dull it. While I do plan to baby this one at the same time I am gonna run it so it has to stick and it has to stay shiny.

       

      I was going to use actual leaf until I saw this stuff.

    • March 19, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
    • That's a really good look.  I'm always searching for a good paint to offer as an affordable alternate to 24K leaf.  Ralph Lauren made a very nice color called Parlor Gold in an acrylic.  It didn't have a super metalic finish, but it had a great color and an acceptable finish when sprayed. Unfortunately by the time my first can was gone it was discontinued.  I have replaced that with Modern Masters Pharaoh's Gold acrylic which looks pretty good on a sign..

       

      I should pick up a can of this and put a test patch outside for a few months. My experience with other spray golds left outdoors has been that they dull rapidly.

    • March 19, 2020 9:09 AM EDT
    • I remember painting a bike in metal flake green in the early 70's .. 

    • March 18, 2020 11:37 PM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      No Roos I am not gonna do that. I already have a problem trying to keep all the ladies from attacking me. A sexy Gold hat  would make me completely irresistible.

      I think that hole in your head is making you delusional 

      You're right. I don't need a fancy gold hat to be completely irresistible.