Restoring silver trim: solution found >>



#2

All:

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but I happened across a possible solution for restoring worn-off silver trim near the on/off switch of the Classics. Previously, I had used silver model paint, but it did not have the correct reflectivity compared to the original chrome.

At the local Michael's, I happened across a silver leafing kit. Essentially, there is a glue pen and sheets of silver leaf. One applies the glue, waits for it to dry partially, then presses on the silver leaf. Excess leaf is wiped away with a brush.

Here's a link to the product. Mods, delete if inappropriate to post a link to Amazon.

Has anyone else tried this? How durable is it?

-Tim


#3

Sounds promising! How about very carefully brushing on some clear fingernail polish over it?


#4

My only concern is if it would affect the reflectivity of the silver leaf (which is almost spot-on to the original chrome in my test case).

I was thinking a thin brushed-on coat of cyanoacrylate, but that tends to become translucent as it dries.

-Tim


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