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dragon625 Dec 2017 9:38 p.m. PST

Long ago I used enamel airframe aluminum as a base then used acrylic washes over it. It gave a good simulation of silk.

At least in my opinion.

So what is the best acrylic that gives the shiniest chrome/silver/aluminum?

Wolfshanza25 Dec 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

I use Tamiya chrome silver.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

I don't use acrylic. I use Testors Silver. As long as the base you put it on is dry, no problem.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2017 1:33 a.m. PST

one of the easiest products I know of is AK interactive True Metal, it comes in tubes, is like a wax and can be buffed to create a very shiny surface. Doesn't smell and doesn't need nasty solvents to apply.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2017 1:54 a.m. PST

This might be useful – first of three parts: link

jwebster26 Dec 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

For a brushable acrylic the Vallejo game air chrome is very good


BCantwell26 Dec 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

I second JWebster's recommendation. The Vallejo chrome is nice.

dragon626 Dec 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Thank you

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

You might try gloss varnish first and apply your chrome color over it when dry.

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