Chrome Paints Set

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Company: Green Stuff World - Website: Visit Site
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Green Stuff World describes these chrome metal paints as a hydroalcoholic paint that imitates the appearance of chrome plating. Done correctly, these paints are easy to use and create the best chrome finish I’ve seen from a paint.

There are six bottles included in this set.

  • Antique gold chrome metal
  • Bronze, chrome metal
  • Gold chrome metal
  • Copper metal.
  • Tin plate, chrome metal
  • Chrome metal.

The paints come in a 17 mL .57 fluid-ounce bottle with a dripper spout. The spouts are sealed so they must be drilled open before using. GSW says to thin the paints with alcohol if required.

For the paint tests, I sprayed each color over a Tamiya gloss black base. GSW does not mention a requirement for the black base, but I used it anyway. I also tried the Chrome Metal and Antique Gold colors on bare plastic with only a slight loss of depth and no problems with adhesion.

On the first samples, I sprayed the paint in light mist coats, which left a dull finish. Subsequent coats attacked & crazed the underlying paint. On my second attempt, I sprayed the paint in one heavy coat to get a wet, shiny look. The heavier coat leveled out to a smooth, mirror finish. The wet coat did not obscure details. The resulting finish is an amazing chrome finish that looks better than kit chrome plating! The grain of the pigment is apparent, but not objectionable, in all but the Chrome Metal colors. The Chrome Metal also comes in an airbrush mixture, which is thinner and airbrush-ready. The grain of the Chrome Metal pigment is barely discernable in either mix.

On each of the spoon samples, I also brush-painted a portion of the spoon handle, also over a black base. It works best to lay the paint on thick, keeping a wet edge. On the Antique Gold sample, I tried to go back over the paint which attacked the previous layer and disturbed the smoothness of the finish. Using one stroke and keeping a wet edge works best. The brushed samples all turned out very smooth without any brush strokes.

One coat of paint keeping a wet edge is the key to a mirror finish.

I did not need to thin any of the paints using alcohol like GSW recommends. I used isopropyl alcohol to clean the airbrush and paintbrush, but it didn’t seem to do a really good job. I used lacquer thinner for the final cleanup, which worked much better, although I don’t think it will mix with the paint.

These are amazing paints that produce a mirror-like chrome finish, better than any other paint I’ve used. The painted finish is equal to or better than chrome-plated kit parts and is much thinner so detail is not obscured. Very nice paints!!!

Thanks to Green Stuff World for providing the review samples.


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