What is the best metalic paint?

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  1. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Like the title says, I need a paint that looks like aluminum.

    Thanks

    Dan Stokes
    DDStokes@aol.com
     
  2. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    people are going to recommend Alcad... you're going to need to airbrush it on, though.
     
  3. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If I paint with Alcad, will I be able to handle the object afterwards. I'm using this on a saber and I've heard that people sometimes have had problems with Alcad sticking, and I kniow that you can't use a sealer over it. Thanks

    Dan Stokes
     
  4. Tan Djarka

    Tan Djarka Sr Member

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    I know this is waaaaay late, but for an aluminum (NOT polished or chrome) finish try Walmart's house brand (aluminum #20012). I picked some up as a general purpose silver paint, but WOW! Not only does it provide a credible and shiny immitation of aluminum, it also dries to the touch fairly quick (about five minutes) and DOES NOT PICK UP FINGERPRINTS!
     
  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I used Alclad steel on my Kamino Saberdart display and it's not tacky at all. I think it depends on if you use a good gloss black for the primer coat.
     
  6. moff man

    moff man Well-Known Member

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    i LOVE painters choice aluminum paint. It dries in 5 minutes and is never tacky...
     

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