How to use Metalizers
Once the model has been prepped, I spray the metallizer, straight from the bottle, with my airbrush. I usually apply two coats and wait 10-15mins before buffing. I use a very soft cloth for buffing. Well worn flannel is perfect. I used to use cotton balls and cotton buds (Q-Tips), but found it would remove the metallizer if buffed too hard.
To get a really bright , almost chromed finish, with buffing aluminium metallizer, I buff the part with SnJ's Aluminium Polishing Powder. Note: Inhaling powered aluminium is not a good idea. Be sure to wear a respirator while working with it.
The metallized surface is fragile so be sure not to handle or touch the metallized parts. Luckily most parts on motorcycles won't usually be touched once completed. I pick up my models by the tires. If you seal any of the metallizers, spray it very lightly. I just mist it on. The sealer will affect the shine of all of the metallizers. Only seal it if you think you need some protection for the finished surface.
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