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Bright chrome paint for diner

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Bright chrome paint for diner
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 1:43 PM
I'm assembling a Master Creations "Babe's Diner" and cannot find a suitable acrylic chrome paint. All the silvers and chromes I've found appear too gray. The color is supposed to be bright silver or chrome. Any suggestions?
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:18 PM
Micro-Mark sells a chrome film with adhesive backing that you rub onto the surface. This is used by automobile and aircraft modelers for chrome and polished aluminum. This is really what you need for "Babe's Diner" as it is supposed to be polished stainless steel.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 30, 2001 4:41 PM
Thanks, Gregg. I will try to look into the Micro-Mark product, though it sounds like it may require some skill to make it work. Have you used this stuff, and how hard is it to use?
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Friday, August 31, 2001 8:51 AM
I have not used it, but have seen models where it was used. If you can apply dry transfers or masking tape you should be able to use this. Don't apply railings before you use it or try to cut window openings out of the film before applying.
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