There are lots of products that call themselves "Chrome" but there is no such thing as a chrome paint , period . With that said I have one of the Molotow pens and it looks really really good ! Better than what's currently available . It will work great for small details on bodies and interiors and I saw one person paint some wheels and it seemed to work out for him . I don't see myself trying to do trim around windows or side trim down the length of a body , I'm not steady enough to do that . I like the look of BMF and it works for me so these pens will just be an extra tool not a replacement .
One drawback is the paint doesn't seem to dry completely . Even after a week it will smudge and dull if it's touched so handling should be done very carefully . Like anything new it will take some time to learn all of the tricks to using these pens.
Hey Tooold, You are very correct and thanks for the info. Yep they're one more tool that I can clutter my work area with. Im lucky to have Dale from Little Motor Kar Co. 610-779-1462 in our local model group. He restores promo models and has a chrome plating for model stuff service. BMF is the way to go with most things but, I'm liking these pens for little things and touch up stuff.(like when I cut BMF a bit short) With the toon models we do a lot of custom fabricating that BMF doesn't work for. Shifters,steering wheels, lug nuts, etc.
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Post by modelcarfan on Jun 11, 2017 21:18:44 GMT -5
It takes a lot of hunting to really find the right shine of the chrome paint. Especially after it dries up and seeing the good results. I just bought a bottle of spaz paint with mirror chrome. I find it also one of the few I hunt for..
Molotow chome pens... hmm I ll look that up.... Thanks Chuck.
I grabbed all 3 Molotow chrome pens today at Hobby Lobby... I used 40% off coupon for one and so did the wife !! Took the least expensive one and paid regular price .. now to put them to use !
You're gonna love'em ! I've had the 1mm and 2mm pens for awhile and even though I was skeptical at first I have to admit that they look more like chrome than anything else I've seen .
Been using the 1mm almost exclusively to touch-up chrome parts and to chrome parts instead of using Alcad II . The only thing I've used the 2mm pen for is to transfer some paint to a brush for doing more precise work . By the way , the tips are interchangeable .
The oil pan , tranny pan , and differential cover on my current Willys build were done with the 1mm pen . I've even taken a couple builds off my shelf and touched up some chrome that always bugged me !