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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2015 16:35 pm 
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Ratch wrote:
More about Rub'n'buff in this thread :wink:

I was about to mention that I've used it, then checked that thread, which is me mentioning I'd used it... :)

Since the Clipper (which went horribly wrong, but that wasn't the R&B's fault), I've only used it thinned down and painted on for the likes of car bumpers and wheel hubs. Nice finish, but tricky to get right as Dan says. He's managed it on that Spit though - shiny!

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2015 17:22 pm 
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I forgot to mention that this stuff comes right off of your hands with a little soap and water. I use Dr. Bronner's ordinary soap. It dissolves the Rub N Buff and it washes off no problem. On a model, paint thinner of any kind will take it right off. It's not a "durable" finish. The idea of applying the stuff with the naked fingers is the result of much experimenting. The R&B seems to melt due to body heat. By feeling the stuff going on, you can apply it with more control. I've tried thinning and brushing and it doesn't work as well. Furthermore, I still need practice. Application is more art than science. When it works, it really works. When it doesn't, you get grainy build up in some places and rubbing off in others.

I'm going to try R&B over paint. It should work, in theory.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural Metal Finish
PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov 2016 12:52 pm 
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Hi Dancho...I saw your Earlier Post Re ; "Foil ! "... but the link no longer existed... :scratch: ...I have used foil on two kits now..the first on an Airfix 1/72 F27 Fokker Friendship with the 1965 TAA Artwork:
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And the Revell 1/72 Junkers F13 on Floats :
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I'm certainly no expert on the technique but i am happy with the results and they will only get better with practice. I use domestic kitchen foil and " Micro Metal Foil Adhiesive "...the finished surface is quite durable and will take a clear coat without dulling as I found with all the Chrome paints I've tried . Decals slide nicely on the surface and it can be masked and painted ( though care is needed when masking some edges ).

Previous Posters have displayed some masterful examples of Painted Bare Metal Finishes, but for me and my painting skill level foil has been the best bare metal finish I have been able to achieve, because in the end that's exactly what it is ; Bare Metal

In general I have found the foil application process no more challenging than the painted methods described in the previous posts and once finished the surface is durable and safe to handle...so give it a go you may be surprised.

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 Post subject: Re: Natural Metal Finish
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Am I right in thinking that the Junkers-3 has corrugated wing surfaces too?

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 Post subject: Re: Natural Metal Finish
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Yeah the wings are corrugated as well... :nod:

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Cheers (that should, of course, have been Ju-13) and the "too" was "like the Ju-52 and Ford Trimotor".

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