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Does anyone know where I can get Chrome paint pens? I received a repop dash bezel from Ground Up for Christmas, and as everyone, I was disappointed at the "silver" paint used in place of Chrome. I have looked on Testors and Eastwoods web sites and could not find a Chrome color.

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try your local art supplies/model making/crafts store.


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FYI- I have yet to find a clear coat that will go over any chrome or silver paint without messing it up.
 

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Even the "chrome" paint is glorified silver paint. There are two solutions: have the piece chromed or use Bare Metal Foil to "chrome" the areas you want to make "chrome". I've done some experiments with the metal foil technique that turned out pretty decent.
 

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Bare Metal works great, but you willl need a steady hand when trimming it out (I usually ask my Buddy Weiser for help
). Just don't try to cover a larger area, it tends to form bubbles under the foil if the car sits in the sun.
 
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Where can I find Bare Metal Foil? Is it suited for use on interior plastic? Lastly how do you use, i.e. glue it on, heat shrink?
Thanks
Just one more thing to add to my restoration "kit bag"

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Dale, You can buy it at most hobby shops. I believe it is shelf sticking. They say they part you are using it on has to be super clean.
There was a post awhile back where someone redid there dash using it,but don't remember who. Also there are some model builders on this site that also used it with good results. maybe they'll chime in. Jim

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