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Old 11-12-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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Chrome Paint Suggestions

I know that this has been discussed before. I also did a search for Brush On Chrome Paint. The reviews were all not so good. Many even said that the paint wasn't shiny and even gray in color. I am looking to touch up some small chips on my AF470 and 471. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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Sorry Fred, but I don't know of any paint that will look good touching up the chrome. I have a soft spot for chrome engines, but they are very hard to find without flaws. I have 2 sets of PA's and they aren't perfect, but they're acceptable to me. I sometimes think the chrome flakes off just by looking at it too long. The chroming process that Gilbert used was not what it is today. You might find a car restoration place that would re-chrome the entire engine, but you would loose the painted warbonnet as well. Might be best to leave it as it is.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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Agree with Cramden, don't even try to touch it up.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:55 PM   #4
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Agree with Cramden, don't even try to touch it up.
The blemish is only on one side. I will just not look at that side.
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It's no different than people Fred, everyone has a good side.
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Wish I had one good side!
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #7
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Broke, I am adding my vote to leave them alone. I am afraid it will look worse if you
try to touch up. They look pretty good. Just enjoy them. There really is no such thing
as chrome paint.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:04 PM   #8
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Broke, I am adding my vote to leave them alone. I am afraid it will look worse if you
try to touch up. They look pretty good. Just enjoy them. There really is no such thing
as chrome paint.
Yep Al! I am finding that every time I touch something I make it worse. It looks really quite good and I can only see on side at a time. Thanks to all for their good advice.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #9
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How about some scale graffiti tagging in that area? Just kidding... and I completely understand your issue. You're right; touch-ups (especially mine) are often not very successful.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:31 AM   #10
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Broke I agree with everybody else. Leave 'em be. Just display the good side. PortLines used to re-chrome those bodies but I believe I read on his site that was discontinued. As many of those chromed engines and cars as I have seen, I have never seen a blemish free anything. Gilbert just couldn't get the process correct then.

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