Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by 8pack, Nov 26, 2017.
Ok Darren, I will purchase the 2mm one. Thanks
I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in the near future. Thanks for the info.
Just ordered one of these to do the fine edging ring on the 70 steering wheel shroud. Has anybody tried the SEM low luster clear over top of it yet?
I used the SEM clear over a silver pen when I did mine. I think it is in my build thread. But, my bet is based on what I read you should let this stuff dry a good solid week or more if you have time before topcoating.
To top the silver I did not tape it off. I sprayed the paint into a sheet of aluminum foil and let it puddle. I took a fine art brush and dipped it in the clear and then floated it over the top of the silver. If you do it just right it won't run or drip. You don't want the brush to touch the paint underneath it it will pull it into the clear. You want the clear to sit right on top so you need to keep reloading the brush.
When I get to my test on my shifter surround I will try it. However, I don't think you want the low luster as it will pull the chrome. I think you want to try it with the gloss.....
I love kicking off a good thread!
Thanks for the update.
Wasn't the dash edging and the horn shroud edging just kind of a matte silver originally? Every car I look at none of them are a high gloss chrome, but then none of them are brand new either. Maybe the faded fast from gloss to flat. I guess I am saying that maybe a little dulling will make it closer to original, which is what I am trying to achieve. If it turned out chrome that would be OK too. I don't really expect it to be like a true vacuum metalized chrome like the surrounds around the gauges.
I am pretty sure that Santa Claus will be bringing me one of those pens real soon.
70Chev & 8pack
I received the "Liquid Chrome" 4mm pen a few days ago and tried it out today on a short section of the trim line around my inst cluster. 70Chev you were right. Its a very good product. I've tried two or three other silver pens in the past and this one is the most chrome looking of the bunch. Thanks for the tip.
You are correct, and I used a matt silver pen on mine years ago and it was an exact match. You cannot tell where I stopped or started as I was just repairing places it had worn off.
Very cool. Glad it worked out for you.