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Old 05-29-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hi there guys,

I live where i could not find a chrome (spazstix etc..) paint locally. And couldnt order from the internet because they all wont ship it (flamable).

Is there an alternative to get a chrome effect from other material? example: aluminum foil glued to the body? or is there any other ideas? The chrome will be just for lines/borders.

Any ideas is appreciated!
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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TAMIYA semi-gloss silver anodized aluminum PS-48 is pretty close to chrome...hope this helps
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply..

Thats great! I'll check on that. I hope its close to a mirror finish.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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Where do you live that they wouldn't ship it?
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Here is a great site that will ship, unless your out of country and thats the shipping issue your having. I just ordered a bunch of Spaz paint including the mirror chrome.
http://www.customg-rafix.com/Bodies%20and%20Paint.htm
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Prolly overseas and the hazmat fees are huge for air shipping.

Do what I've heard.....

Package it well so you can't hear liquid sloshing. Buy the postage in person at Post Office using cash. Use ficticious info on customs form and bogus return address (they never ask for ID) and ship the dang stuff.

They aren't gonna break it and have a Hazmat crisis over 2oz of paint. Heck, Alclad paint is suspended in alcohol for solvent. It's an antiseptic! It cleans up when you spill it!

If there's a problem in the mails, they can't find you to hassle you.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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Where do you live that they wouldn't ship it?
I live in asia, and most of the internet shops stated "ground mail only"

When I asked them to ship by sea, they all said its gonna be outrageously expensive.

Well, nobody here that I've seen in my country has a body that has chrome painted. So, I would like to be the first one. Hehe..

Then one of the shop said they can ship by air faskrome. Is faskrome hv a mirror finish as alcaid or spastik?
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FasChrome is nothing like Spaz stix's or Alclad. It is more of a sparkly silver then anything.
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