CHEAP Chrome Effect tutorial for Props and Costumes

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Indy Magnoli

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I just finished this TJack Thor's Helmet and decided to film parts of the process as I think this is one of the best (read cheapest) methods for achieving this effect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBRTuhgXxas

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Kind regards,
Magnoli

P.S. (for the Mods) I'm posting this in the props section since I think this tutorial has more applications here than in the costume section.
 
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LabApe

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Very nice... I bet if you had access to a Circut or a Silhouette that you could do this in a number of metallic finishes for various items...
 

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Great_Bizarro

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What material is the tape made of? I do work with vinyls that are pvc and the metallics are a polyester. Might try a hair dryer as it is a lower heat. I have not had problems with the adhesive drying out, but it may be the material I am using has a different adhesive
 

Indy Magnoli

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What material is the tape made of? I do work with vinyls that are pvc and the metallics are a polyester. Might try a hair dryer as it is a lower heat. I have not had problems with the adhesive drying out, but it may be the material I am using has a different adhesive

Not really sure, to be honest... sorry!
 

Great_Bizarro

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If it is the same as the roll I have that is used for sealing duct work it is an aluminum, heat wouldn't work on that. The stuff I get from the sign supply place is polyester, but I have not tried to heat and stretch it around curved parts. Gonna have to try both and see what works best. Interesting tip chroming with tape.
 

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