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There was some data posted on 01-17-10 by "Clyde,Bryan and Bruce" concerning the use of "Westley's Bleche White" to remove Chrome on plastic parts, then spray on Alclad.
I bough a bottle of Westley's last week at "Wal*Mart" and sprayed it onto my chrome car parts and came up with NO RESULTS. I washed the parts off with water and tried again and received the same results. My next try was to shaking up the bottle again, and leave the spray on the parts for about an hour.
The Chrome is still on the plastic parts just like it came from the kit manufacturer.
I tried the spary on my other kit parts.........ZERO results.
My two kits are from Italeri, being my 1:24 scale Rolls Royce Phantom II and my Mercedes-Benz 540K.
What went wrong?
I did a test on "ALCLAD II - POLISHED ALUMINUM ACL-105" on my 1:48 scale bubble top P-47D about 2 years ago. You can spray the Alclad directly onto bare plastic with no ill results. Or you can spray it on top of Future Floor Wax and/or on top of Tamiya X-1 Gloss Black paint.
Future is now called "PLEDGE With FUTURE Shine" here in the USA and is still made by the "Johnson A FAMILY COMPANY."
To see my P-47 model please go to ( www.helmo.gr ) and then click on Gallery and then look for airplanes and then look for P-47's. Please "DO NOT" use Window's Explorer when searching for HELMO. They say it screw's up their web site.
My "test" parts are still in excellent shape 2 years later.
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