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|Restoring silver trim: solution found >>|
Message #1 Posted by tim m. on 6 Oct 2011, 8:29 p.m.
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but I happened across a possible solution for restoring worn-off silver trim near the on/off switch of the Classics. Previously, I had used silver model paint, but it did not have the correct reflectivity compared to the original chrome.
At the local Michael's, I happened across a silver leafing kit. Essentially, there is a glue pen and sheets of silver leaf. One applies the glue, waits for it to dry partially, then presses on the silver leaf. Excess leaf is wiped away with a brush.
Here's a link to the product. Mods, delete if inappropriate to post a link to Amazon.
Has anyone else tried this? How durable is it?
|Re: Restoring silver trim: solution found >>|
Message #2 Posted by Brian Walsh on 6 Oct 2011, 8:42 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by tim m.
Sounds promising! How about very carefully brushing on some clear fingernail polish over it?
|That's a good thought! >>|
Message #3 Posted by tim m. on 7 Oct 2011, 12:19 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Brian Walsh
My only concern is if it would affect the reflectivity of the silver leaf (which is almost spot-on to the original chrome in my test case).
I was thinking a thin brushed-on coat of cyanoacrylate, but that tends to become translucent as it dries.
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