RESTORING CHROME

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RESTORING CHROME

Post by STEVE on Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:59 am

Hi Steve, I need some help. I have a few models in my collection of which the chrome on the wheels and the bumpers are discoloring is there any remedy for it or do you have to do something to the parts before you attach them. I need to say that my models are in large display cases with glass shelves and glass doors.
If I need to wash my models I wash them in a solution of car shampoo and cold water, most of my models are painted with auto paint and clear cote.
Please help
Regards Jaco

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Re: RESTORING CHROME

Post by STEVE on Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:08 am

Hi Jaco

I really dont think there is anything that stops chrome on old models from discolouring.
I can suggest maybe that you remove the bumpers and wheels, strip the chrome off with bleach and resray them with Alclad II or similar.
OK, not all of us use Alclad, me included.
I dont like plated parts and i normally just spray them with tamiya primer and then with Tamiya Metallic Siver and Gloss Clear.
I dont know if its feasable for you to remove the bumpers etc? maybe worth giving it a try?

Anyone else got any ideas?
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