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Working with chrome-plated parts

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By Matthew Usher
Open almost any model car kit and you'll find a chrome-plated tree with the model's bumpers, hubcaps, and engine parts. But chrome-plated parts turn up in other models, too. Some armor models include chrome-plated headlight reflectors, and some aircraft kits have chrome-plated fuselages to simulate natural- metal finishes. Much like clear parts, chrome-plated parts require special handling and a few different techniques. process, another clear coat is applied over the chrome to help protect the finish during shipment and handling.

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