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TOPIC: Chrome

Chrome 2 months, 1 week ago #1

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<p>Until now, I have never been satisfied with the results of using "chrome" paint. I tried the spray cans with the chrome tops, it's just silver paint.</p>
<p>Now, I'm satisfied! I bought a "liquid chrome" marker:</p>
<p>www.ebay.ca/itm/184768945126</p>
<p>and it gives good results! Not perfect, but if good quality silver paint were to be a 50% good enough cover for damaged chrome, this marker is 90%. I spent a couple of hours touching up long missing chrome on Dinkys and Corgis this morning. Over plastic or metal it works. It does depend upon the underlying surface to be chrome smooth. After application, it takes a second to flow to the desired finish, but I'm pretty happy!</p>
<p>For metal chromed parts (like the "LEYLAND" grill of the tipper - orange box), I had jeweler buffed it to be shiny, and it was okay. Applying the liquid chrome marker over my buffing job was a noticeable improvement. It did a decent job on the very warn plastic Joe 90 engine too.</p>
<p>So now, I'm checking all of the bumpers, marker in hand!</p>
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Re: Chrome 2 months, 1 week ago #2

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Do you have any before and after pictures?
I have a silver pen and a gold pen. I bought the cheap set for under $2.00 Cdn and used the gold pen for some Dinky Aircraft wheel centers. Worked very well. I have use the silver pen on a few small bumpers but still prefer Testors Silver Paint for the Bumpers and grilles. Dinky did not Chrome most of the early trucks and cars as the bumpers were cast with the body.in most cases. Later models have Chrome plastic bumpers etc so that must be where your using it? Chrome does not look proper for early Dinky toys.

Re: Chrome 2 months, 1 week ago #3

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I was just looking at your profile and you have not been on in a while. Welcome back from BC Canada to an Ontario member.

Re: Chrome 2 months, 1 week ago #4

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<p>Well, it appears that I can't drag and drop a photo into a post. I no longer use a photo uploading site, as the ones I used started asking for money. What's the best way to upload photos these days?</p>
<p>Yeah, not so much toys lately, as work around the house and airplane work. Some test flying in BC early in the fall. 'Hope you're safe in BC right now!</p>
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Last Edit: 2 months, 1 week ago by ToyJim.

Re: Chrome 2 months, 1 week ago #5

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<p>You can try postimage.org to upload your pictures. I use it.</p>
Last Edit: 2 months ago by chaccamacca.

Re: Chrome 2 months ago #6

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<p>I think I have it now:</p>
<p><img src="i.postimg.cc/nzcK3FHH/Liquid-Chrome.jpg" border="0" /></p>
<p>Half of a Rolls Royce grille, and half a Joe 90 engine. I'm really happy with the results. For those who are familiar with the Corgi Major Ford tractor back and side hoes, they have chrome plated plastic buckets. The chrome on them is not perfect, and the marker matched it very well. I've also been experimenting with the Lady Penelope chrome grille and bumpers with presentable results.</p>
<p>Summer time is outside, biking, and flying time, so less toy restorations, but getting the marker in the mail spurred me on!</p>
<p>Hmmm. Maybe this link:</p>
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<p>Or this one, bigger?</p>
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Last Edit: 2 months ago by ToyJim.

Re: Chrome 2 months ago #7

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That looks good , I think I need to invest in these type of pens as they are probably easier than a brush.

Re: Chrome 2 months ago #8

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Yes, they do look good. Like I said above I have silver and gold pens and they work well.
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