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    • March 20, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
      • KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE UK. (Just up the road from Stratford-Upon-Avon)
         
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      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!

       

      This post was edited by Ross Mansell at March 20, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
    • March 20, 2020 9:12 AM EDT
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      I need to make a reflector for my head light. I will buy some silver and see how it does. 

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    • March 20, 2020 10:52 AM EDT
      • Hendersonville, North Carolina
         
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      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. 

      This post was edited by Don Watson at March 20, 2020 10:53 AM EDT
    • March 20, 2020 11:33 AM EDT
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      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 

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    • March 20, 2020 12:08 PM EDT
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      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.

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    • March 21, 2020 9:46 AM EDT
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      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.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 21, 2020 10:31 AM EDT
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      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 8:55 PM EDT
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      I made a mold of a minimag lite reflector. I have lots of them. I just need to paint them. And build the head lamp. 

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    • March 27, 2020 11:58 PM EDT
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      Okay so I like the looks of this stuff. Very nice. But doc is right. Its fragile. Dulls easy. Oils from your hand dull it significantly. I am going to clear coat it even though doc says it dulls it, but it needs protected. 

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    • March 28, 2020 11:30 AM EDT
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      Try this brand...

      Best Clear Coat Spray Paint Reviews 2020 - Bestalyze

      I found it easier to mist on as the droplets are finer than other clear coats.... be sure your surface is dry.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 29, 2020 9:55 PM EDT
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      I will give that a try. Given that it is acrylic and not enamel or some other solvent base it may not react with the gold. I'll let you know. No matter what it needs a clear of some sort. Any handling of this paint does ruin it.

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    • March 31, 2020 6:25 PM EDT
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      Devon,

       

      I may have found the answer to our quest for a clear coat for Krylon foil paint.  It is a water-based paint.  Clean up is with water.  Sorry for it being sideways.

       

       

      Here is the result.  The sample on the top is the Krylon Foil Gold sprayed over a coat of gloss black.  The sample on the bottom is sprayed with the clear coat shown above.  I think it looks great.  It has a slightly different sheen but hardly noticeable.  It says to let dry for at least 6 hours so I won't be able to give it a scratch test until tomorrow.

       

       

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      Thanks Pete, I found several videos on it... since it is April Fools day, I thought you were pulling my leg with the name Spazstix... it's real and the results look pretty darn good.

       

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    • April 2, 2020 7:24 AM EDT
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      Correction. The sample on the left is the foil paint alone and the one on the right is sprayed with clear coat. 

    • April 3, 2020 10:46 PM EDT
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      Well since the picture is verricle I have no idea which one is which when you say left and right so that must b a good thing because they both look great.

       

      Where did you pick that up at? Because I will need it. I see what you mean about it being fragile. Anywhere I have touched it regularly it has either dulled or rubbed off completely.

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    • April 4, 2020 8:21 AM EDT
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      Devon,

      Sorry about the photo.  One never knows how it will appear once posted.  On my computer (above) it comes out vertical.  One my iPhone it comes out horizontal.  In the photo above, the top one is the original.  Since that posting I have been able to do some scratch testing and the clear coat is much harder and scratch-resistant.  It'll still scratch if you push it.  I got the clear coat through Amazon but it's sold by Horizon Hobby.

       

      Below is a hint of my current project using an Annie chassis as a starting point.  I plan of using the gold paint for this project.

       

      Doc

    • April 4, 2020 11:00 AM EDT
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      The picture orientation is within the site's program, it prefers Landscape format, wider than tall. I've had tall pics fall over too.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 8, 2020 3:54 PM EDT
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      Thanks doc. I will pick some up that sounds like the ticket. 

       

      From your example and doing the scratch test I will take what ever loss of sheen comes. In my handling the boiler bands  picking it up it has almost completely wore off. So it needs a protectant for sure. 

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at April 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT
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