Bare Metal Foil for "replating"

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Bare Metal Foil for "replating"

Post by Ragwire on Tue May 21, 2013 8:58 pm

I don't know if any of you all are on to this product, but I have been using it for years:

http://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metal-foil.html

It comes in Gold, Chrome, and I thinkl a couple others. It is micro-thin and tacky on the back. You burnish it on, carefully, and trim excess from the edges with a very sharp hobby knife like an X-acto. (sp?)

If fills into grooves nicely, and has a metal shine...because it is, well, metal...that paint cannot match. It stays on well if the surface is clean. It will not stand up to firm scratching with a fingernail or scrubbing with a stiff bristled brush, but other than that abuse, it should last for years and is a good alternative to having small pieces of cabinet trim replated.

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Post by mikehall on Tue May 21, 2013 9:01 pm

Interesting--I've tried spray painting plastic parts with "metallic" chrome paint, and it always came out a dull aluminum-like color.

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Post by Ragwire on Tue May 21, 2013 9:11 pm

This won't.
It will polish up nicely. You can google up some amazing jobs on google images. Many are supposed to be dull (as in model aircraft aluminum) others are shiny chrome, gold, or copper.
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Post by Tony V on Wed May 22, 2013 1:37 am

Thanks for the tip Rob! I might have to try this.
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Re: Bare Metal Foil for "replating"

Post by Ragwire on Wed May 22, 2013 7:53 am

Sure thing. I get it locally at hobby stores, but you can order online.

Hint: A Q-Tip is a great burnishing tool. Work little circles from the middle out. Sort of like a "U" shaped area--maybe 1/2" long-- with the round end of the "U" as the leading edge away from the center. Let it overlap the edges and trim them after.
Tweezers work well to start a peeling corner of the foil from the paper backing. Work slowly and gently...It tears easily.

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