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  1. Predatormv's Avatar
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    Mar 6, 2007, 5:51 AM - Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #1

    I am building a little secret prop for my tusken costume and I wanted to know if there were any good paint alternatives to gold plating something? THe thing will be weathered but I want it to start out with a nice shiny gold base before the weathering dulls it down a bit. Any one?
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    Mar 6, 2007, 7:13 AM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #2

    Have you checked any auto stores? I imagine gold paint for cars would be alot better then any spray paints, cause it will have a similat affect like a silver spray paint. I think even that they make gold rub and buff if your good with getting a decent shine off of it. Just my suggestion.

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  3. formerly joNich
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    Mar 6, 2007, 9:27 AM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #3

    Yeah, I was going to say that I think I remember seeing a gold rub n buff product. Other than that...I've seen some pretty shiny gold spray paint too.
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    Mar 6, 2007, 4:25 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #4

    I've used testors metalizer paints before & liked the results, although I've never used gold, but the brass looks just like brass!!
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    Mar 6, 2007, 9:00 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #5

    liquid leaf. You can get it at craft stores and even comes in pen form if you only need a little or just need to do edges.
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    Mar 7, 2007, 2:34 AM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #6

    Someone else mentioned the gold rub and buff but we are talking a pretty decent sized prop and I think that would be too difficult to do. I really want something that can either be sprayed out of a traditional can or from an airbrush.
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    Mar 7, 2007, 1:42 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #7

    I have a can of gold spraypaint that looks pretty good.\

    I don't have a very good pic of what I used it for, but it looks pretty good.
    I don't rememebr off-hand what brand it is, but next time I'm by the shed I'll check for you.
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    Mar 7, 2007, 8:30 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #8

    Go with gold RnB, spraypaint looks too unclean.
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    Mar 7, 2007, 8:50 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #9

    There's the Plastikote spray cans that some of the guys over at the 3po builders site have used but I don't think anyone has found a source for it in the states. You'll have to get someone in the UK to ship you some.
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    Mar 7, 2007, 10:26 PM - Re: Good paint alternative to Gold plating? #10

    Goldleaf kit from a craft store. You spray the item with adhesive and apply a gold leaf film and clear coat. looks really good if done correctly.

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