I hope someone hasn't covered this already - did a search...
Anyway, I got my Ruff gauntlets (beauties by the way), & was considering finding an aluminum missile but can't really afford 1. So I thought I'd try the new chrome-appearing sprays & figure I tone it down a bit w/ an overspray of aluminum. Got the spray from a local hardware store - I think it may be Krylon.
Anyway, stuff works well, I noticed the Jango guys prefer Rub 'n Buff etc, but I thought the following may interest people - I sprayed the missile after masking the brass / gold tip, let it sit an hour & noticed it was just too darn shiny.
Here's the neat part - I took a paper towel & by holding the masked tip spun the missile in the towel. The paint was still drying (if held w/ pressure I could have easily left prints) & it not only toned down the shine but left what looks like spin marks from machining. Cool. Way cool.
All said & done it looks like a machined piece - closer to steel in color, but between a good fill & prep job & the texture it sure looks darn impressive. I don't think I'll try to add white/silver to recreate alum. Sorry for no pics guys... EDIT: Pics added - yay!