Best/Easiest for look of aluminum?


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I need to paint stuff to look like aluminum. Very small parts.

What's the current best looking aluminum paint?

Please don't say Alclad.
If you don't want to airbrush, I would suggest Testors Model Master buffable Metalizers. You can get them in a regular spray can and work very well. They are lacquer based so make sure what ever will be underneath it is compatable.
Tamiya 85030 TS-30 silver leaf lacquer in a spray can is a good match for aluminum. I've been using it in on styrene in conjunction with aluminum tubing and it's a dead ringer for the metal.
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