Garage door - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the garage door. I primed the backs of the panels flat black and then sprayed with Model Master Metalizer Lacquer in Aluminum Plate. The initial finish is light matte silver. More on this later....

On the front, I added some burnt sienna to the corners, around the brackets and other random areas.

I thought I was going to be able to keep the middle 3D printed hinges on the back, but they were going to bind with my metal hinge substitution so I cut them off, patched and puttied the gaps. I touched up the paint and returned to the front.

I again consulted a great tutorial on achieving chipped paint on plastic models. I had used this before on my abandoned bathtub.

I used water and regular table salt, concentrating on the corners and the rest leaving to random patterns.

Once dry, I sprayed with Model Master Metalizer Lacquer in Aluminum Plate.

I removed the salt with a paper towel and washed the panels with soap and water.

After you buff the metalizer lacquer with a paper towel, the surface gets all shiny and metallic. The dark brown and rust color under layers do show, but this won't be the end of the aging I have planned.

5 comments

Comment from: Spanaway [Visitor]
So cool!
05/07/20 @ 21:01
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Wow! That looks crazy amazing!
05/08/20 @ 07:18
Comment from: Marilyn [Visitor]  
The devil is in the detail. I love how you think of every little thing and then find a way to do it. Marilyn
05/08/20 @ 07:37
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Fantastic!
05/08/20 @ 21:49
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
05/10/20 @ 10:20


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