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Old 01-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Best chrome paint for lexan?

Who makes the best chrome paint for Lexan? I'm looking for one that's easy to apply and sticks good and doesn't chip and actually looks like chrome. I want to use it for the front and rear bumpers on my '66 Mustang body for VTA.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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Spazstix mirror chrome is the best I have found. Back it with water based black. Held up great on my 1/8 offroad all summer.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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Post this in the paint section, I think you'll get more replies.
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Tamiya Just came out with a really nice chrome paint. And yes, it is paint.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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Foxxrocket, what is the part# for that Tamiya chrome paint? The local hobby shop tried to look it up and couldn't find it.
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It's PS 48 Semi-Gloss Silver Anodized Aluminum. You need to back it with black. Take your time it's almost water like in consistency. I made like 10 lite passes.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thank you for the info about the paint. No wonder we couldn't find it; we were looking for Tamiya chrome paint and it apparently isn't listed as such.

So does it really look like chrome, or is it just a shiny silver?
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Best chrome I've used is LRP's Magic 2

Mirror finish!!!
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2-Bad, that LRP paint sounds good. Who carries it and how much is it? I don't know where to get it here in the USA.
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It's Chrome and the best part is it doesn't chip like all others
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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That Tamiya paint actually not new, its been around like 2-3 years already. I have used it before but its not like a real chrome. At the moment I m using Alclad2 Chrome paint which is a real chrome very shiny.
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The spastix stuff is amazing. I used it today in fact! Its pricey at 10 bux a can, and you should wear a mask when spraying it because it smells like armageddon, but thats what you get when you want chrome in a spraycan
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2-Bad, that LRP paint sounds good. Who carries it and how much is it? I don't know where to get it here in the USA.
I've heard that Spazstix is good as well but never used it as it's hard to get hold of locally. Likewise I'm not sure where to buy the LRP Chrome either in the USA as I can buy it here in Oz from Melbourne.
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+1 For the Spaztix

http://www.spazstix.com/xcart/10000-...INT-2-oz..html
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RCSGraphicWorx chrome - great mirror effect and doesn't smell as bad as SpazStix http://www.rcsgraphicworx.co.uk/shop...rcs_chrome.htm
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