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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Chrome Silver vs Polished Aluminum
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Joined: July 22, 2002
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 10:04 AM UTC
I'm trying to paint a bare-metal plane. I need something close to Polished Aluminum. Since the airbrush is still 10 years down the road I have to use rattle cans. Is chrome an acceptable alternative?
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Joined: May 05, 2002
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 07:59 PM UTC
IMHO, chrome would be too shiny for an airplane in service. Can you get hold of ModelMaster buffing aluminum metalizer in a can? I've used that for a couple aircraft I didn't want to spend all day airbrushing and had pretty good results. Once buffed up, they were almost mirror reflective.