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      I'm going to build another "orange and aluminum"
      Rolls. Is there any way to plate aluminum to plastic? athat silver paint they use is awful. Any ideas? Also, where to get factory manuals/ old , original photos etc. to do the detailing job right.
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      Dave Wright
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  1. ScaleMotorcars's Avatar Administrator
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    I dont know of any build pic's from the Star of India but there are ref pics in the gallery.

    As for the plating aluminum on plastic try looking into vacuum metalizing.
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    On a Dutch forum there is an aerospace guy sending out his parts to a metalliser, and the results are more than perfect. I will ask him where he does that.

    See this link for an example, scroll down a bit, to see pictures of the metallised part.

    Modelbrouwers.nl modelbouw • Toon onderwerp - Saturn V - F1 Engine 1/20 Number two
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    That sure looks way better than kit chrome. He's got a good variation of metal shades which really adds realism.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    You can find some killer Pocher builds here, with several of the Star of India.
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    Some nice photos of the original car here:
    Rolls-Royce Phantom II Star of India, 1934

    Excellent pdf reference here at the Rolls-Royce Museum in Germany, but you can only get to it via Google. It shows up for me as the fourth entry from the top.
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    As far as the polished metal look on the car, most people seem to think that a chrome paint replacement that falls just short of looking like actual chrome would be Alclad Pocher "Star of India" II or **** Stix.

    [Hmm. The language censor on this board doesn't want to accept the actual name of the last product. Just remove the number 8 from the following: S8p8a8z Stix.]

    PS: I sent you e-mail on this subject.
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    The process the space guy uses is electroplating. this is a link: EMBI Electroplating - Specialist in het metalliseren van kinderschoenen en herinneringsbloemen (bruidsboeket, grafstuk & rouwbloemen)

    I am sure there are many companies doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    The process the space guy uses is electroplating. this is a link: EMBI Electroplating - Specialist in het metalliseren van kinderschoenen en herinneringsbloemen (bruidsboeket, grafstuk & rouwbloemen)

    I am sure there are many companies doing that.
    Chrometech can do a variety of metallic Pocher "Star of India" finishes, from shiny chrome to aluminum, etc. At the size of the Pocher body parts, I would assume it would be much more expensive than their typical model chroming job.

    PS: Why the heck do I get a flag animation when I want to put U.S.A. in the name of the company??? Here's what I get: Chrometech (waving flag animation). The name of the company is CHROMETECH U.S.A. without the periods. How can I stop this automated junk?
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    Fixed. It was just part of the text replacement used by the site code for things like smiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    Fixed. It was just part of the text replacement used by the site code for things like smiles.
    Many thanks.
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    To elaborate on my recommendations of the type of paint to use, which would seem better to me than any kind of plating, here is a discussion on another forum. Scroll down and click on the Fotki link for a spoon test comparison.

    http://bit.ly/9BRcut

    With either paint system, do not use clear coating, as it will diminish the reflectiveness of the paint.
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