Was wondering what paint would be the best to paint a PVC saber to give it a somewhat "metal" look? I haven't found one yet that I'm 100% satisfied with. Just wondering what everybody else uses. Thanks.
Most everything I do PVC gets painted in Krylon Fusion satin black as a base coat. If I do a metalic-looking item, I'll then lightly use some aluminum colored paint (after at least a week for the Fusion to cure).
Although it's a bit messy and might need to be touched up from time to time, rub-n-buff works great. It's a paste that you smear onto the surface and rub around (I use my finger) to create friction. It has a really convincing metallic sheen to it when finished.
I'm not sure how well it would hold up to being handled a lot though.