Help with painting chrome finish on action figure.
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Help with painting chrome finish on action figure.

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Hey everybody. First and foremost, I'm new to the forum and I'm very interested in doing customs over the course of time. I wanted to start off by doing restorations on some old figures. I'm having trouble finding the correct way to apply a chrome finish to an old ninja turtle action figure I have where it used to have a chrome mirror like finish on a few of the pieces but has rubbed off over time and is now exposing a majority of the piece under it. Any suggestions? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Posted by johndaily
on Monday, December 1, 2014
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Truwe 316 -
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
What Pock said. Don't go with the tape, over time the sticky side of the tape will weaken giving you a goo of a mess.
pock63 -
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Fastfreddie has had some amazing results spraying chrome spraypaint over gloss black using many thing layers of chrome. I haven't had a chance to try it myself but it sure seems to work wonders for him!
Danyx Eleven -
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Maybe try reflective tape and cut it to the right shape? If you can find a metallic one, that is. Fluorescent safety tape obviously won't work lol. If you can't find any, maybe try mixing metallic paints with transparent and/or gloss, it might get a decent effect. Not sure tho, that's just a theory for what I'd try next =P
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