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Its 2021 Any new options for polished alum look?

Old 03-20-2021, 12:25 PM
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Default Its 2021 Any new options for polished alum look?

Ok, so a lot of time has past, and there are a few options that are not longer around any more, and Im looking to paint a fiberglass F100 to look as close to polished alum as possable.
What are my options as of this year?

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Old 03-20-2021, 10:46 PM
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Flite metal and elbow grease?
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Flite metal and elbow grease?

I did a TFG P51 the same way as flite metal with Chrome vinyl, it was fun and very shinny, but it didn't do compound curves like flite metal. But the project is a fiberglass fuse with panels and rivets already burnt in, Im not sure if flite metal will show this already made detail
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I've seen a lot of videos on YouTube about using aluminum foil. Never tried it, just mentioning it.
Old 03-22-2021, 02:20 PM
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Flite Metal is really good at showing all the small details in the surface. But, it will also show even the smallest imperfection as well so the surface has to be darn near perfect. The smallest grain of dust will show through. Flite Metal is soft so extreme care in handling is in order because it dents and mars easily.

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