Thread: Hood Ornament
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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #42
Unkl Ian
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Default Re: Hood Ornament

I think Brass and Bronze are easier/cheaper to Chrome plate,
compared to Aluminum. But Aluminum can still be Chrome plated.
There are a few places that make the "instant rust" type paint.
Modern Options is one. I wouldn't spend the money for their
patina solution. Instead, I would use regular Vinegar; soak a cloth,
wrap it over the area, and cover in plastic. The longer the acid acts,
the richer the colors. If it dries too quickly, you get a cheap looking
Orange rust.

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