Brushed Aluminum look ?????

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:30 AM
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Default Brushed Aluminum look ?????

Has anyone here achieved this on a rc body?????
I can do it on real paint but have no clue how to go about it on a body.
I have ideas floating in my head but it not sure if im thinking correctly.
Someone chime in with ideas and maybe we can colaborate together.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:51 PM
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One of the easiest ways to achieve a brushed aluminum effect is to use a scotchbrite pad and scuff the area you want to brushed aluminum. Then use SpazStix mirror chrome to paint that area.
The scuff marks will give the illusion of brush strokes against the chrome as well as dull it from a chrome effect to more of the brushed aluminum effect.

Try it on a piece of scrap lexan and see if you can achieve the desired results as there are all different kinds of brushed aluminum colors. This way you know if it is what you are wanting vs what I think you are wanting.
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I dont have mirror chrome chrome but i will pick up a bottle and give that idea a try. Your explanation is the way i do it with regular paint. I use silver let it flash and dry then a scotchbrite pad or a hand turn if i want circles. Thanks for the idea i will give it a try. My way was alot more complicated.
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The method explained by Neo will work great, but if you want save a bit you can use AutoAir's "Aluminum" paint color. Its great, costs less, and adheres better to the lexan. The steps will be the same whichever product you use.
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