CHEAP Chrome Effect tutorial for Props and Costumes

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...
 

Indy Magnoli

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Could you use a heat gun on the surfaces that require compound curves?
I'd be afraid of the heat drying out the adhesive. If you used this in coordination with an additional adhesive (like super glue), it might solve the limitations of curvature.
 

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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