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  1. alfahead's Avatar Active Member
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    Hi, has anyone got any ideas on restoring chrome finishes for plastic kits. Doing it the expensive way I suppose - make bits in brass and get them plated Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic , or find someone to vac metallise them ( the original way I think plastic was chromed ). Are there any new paints which look really good?
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    You can do it on your own, using Alclad Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic II chrome paint. Will give acceptable results, but needs an airbrush Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic . Or have a look at Chrome tech usa, Chrome plating service, vacuum metallizing, for plastic on model cars, toys and automotive interior dash pannels. they are chroming plastic parts and are a good address for modellers.

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    Thanks Michael,

    I have just looked on ebay and I can get this locally (UK). I will give it a try in the next couple of weeks. You say acceptable so you are a perfectionist or do you think there may be something better out there that someone else might know about?

    Peter
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    Peter, I am not a perfectionist, but nothing is better than real chrome. Feel it, touch it and kiss it. To be serious, Alclad Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic is a good way, when properly done. The surface has to be super-smooth, then apply gloss black enamel Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic , after polishing shoot alclad Refurbishing chrome / brightwork on plastic in thin layers. Please do not use any clear-coat, this will dull the chrome effect. Hope this helps.

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