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MLariviere
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posted 02-09-2005 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am going to try this on a 62 T-bird roadster I am making now. Has anyone done this,with some helpful tips? The trim will look more like chrome,hopefully.

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Merc Man
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posted 03-13-2005 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merc Man   Click Here to Email Merc Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly is silver leaf? There are products made for trimming model kits. They are thin adhesive backed metal sheets. Bare Metal Foil sells them in different metal types, like alum, chrome, bright chrome, brass and black chrome.

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MLariviere
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posted 03-14-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is what I meant. I thought it was like gold leaf,but I was mistaken.

It came out well! It is a trick to learn,though. You have to burnish it real easy.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 03-29-2005 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to the grocery and buy the WOOD Q-tips. You can use the cotton ends for burnishing and strip it off and file the wood ends to special shapes for burnishing in small crevices, like around windshield chrome. They are small enough you can't get a strong enough grip to hurt the thin Bare Metal foil.

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