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how to get the metalic look on model cars


Ronald
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Hey there again 

    you guys have been very helpful  with the chrome issues, now I have another question would anyone know where can I find the 

     metallic powder to put in the clear coat to get the metallic look I have seen on a few models.thank you 

                                            Ronald 

   

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Not sure the powders are available any more.  There have been several, but none of them lasted on the market very long. They seem to be either toxic or flammable or both.  Pure speculation but I suspect that they are aluminum powder based which is actually quite dangerous to your health and wellbeing.   Most of us use either Bare Metal Foil or paints(Alclad being one of the brands).  There are also aftermarket plating services.  A little research on Youtube will give you several tutorials on how to use either. 

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  • 3 years later...

I realise this is an old thread but here goes.

C1 polishing powder is one that I can think of.

There was another by S&J I think that was polished aluminium.

AK are now making tube based polishing compounds for metallic finishes.

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