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FEATURE
MGU - DeChrome w/ Video!
slodder
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006 - 05:49 PM UTC
Here you go everyone. I''ve made my video debut (no Oscar nomination here).
This feature is for ANY genre that has to deal with production chrome parts - what do you do when you scratch it or nick it or need to get rid of it to start over.
This feature looks at three common products - Coke, 409, Soft Scrub.

Let me know what you think of the video as a ''delivery mechanism'' for information.



Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
cfbush2000
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 02:53 AM UTC
Very well done and useful Scott. I had just read about the Coke method and was considering it. I had never heard of the 409 or soft scrub methods. In the past I've used oven off. Looks like 409 is a much faster, easier method. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Chuck
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 03:33 AM UTC
It's good (pause) that you were (pause) speaking slowly. No just kidding, very well done indeed! I do like this media! I could see several uses mainly in the line of what you did. Painting, airbrushing techniques etc....

Unfortunately I'll have to see what is available as neither 409 or Soft Scrub are available in Sweden. I'm sure there is something similar as Plasticbattle (Frank Glacklin) has had good results with something available here.

Yeah maybe not Oscar material, but an Armoramy maybe!! Thanks for the time and effort!!

Season Greetings!
mother
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 08:08 AM UTC
Great video Scott, Bravo… real nice presentation. I myself stand by the many degreasers out for removing paint and chrome. The product I found to work best is Simple Green, it’s non toxic, safe and smells minty. In those little nooks and crannies, I take the hobby knife and scratch the insides, then soak. It helps to loosen up the plating.

Joe
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 03:30 PM UTC
hi Scott,
In my opinion,this is one of the most useful features of Kitmaker. The style of preseantation helps a few times more than photos and I am sure listening your voice as watching the video is quite easier than checking the photos as reading the text. This can bring another dimension to our features and we must try to make more like this.
Thanks a lot for your time and effort.
slodder
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 04:07 PM UTC
Thanks guys

My plans are for more and as always I'll work on improving them as I go. Not only do I get to work on lighting, now I can work on voice tone and pacing.

At least one more - Re-Chroming is in process.


Joe - thanks for the Top Fuel - it's getting more than a quarter mile in milage.
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 04:33 PM UTC
Nice accent Scott!
I won't be drinking coke anymore, what a scary drink
yeah videos are certainly the future of our hobby's tips and tricks presentations, it is so hard to read on a screen while here, I can even listen to your sbs while writing this message..

cfbush2000
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 09:34 PM UTC
Hey Scott.
I'm looking forward to the re-chroming vidio. You're doing a great job. Keep it up Buddy.
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007 - 08:34 PM UTC
I guess I'm a little late in joining the thread but I've been away for awhile. Good job onthe video Scott. Like Joe I use Simple Green and also Liquid Plumber. While the LP is quite a bit more caustic than other stuff, it takes the chrome plating off in seconds. I removed all the chrome off of a 1/16 front engine rail dragster I have in about a minute...if that. Thanks again for the feature. "Q"
slodder
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007 - 08:37 PM UTC
Thanks for the feedback Matt

I haven't forgotten the Re-Chroming. It's just going a bit slower than I hoped.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 02:06 AM UTC
This is a great idea! Well done, Scott.

I, for one, seem to learn more when a technique is shown rather than read about.

Keep up the great work!

- Frank
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 06:03 AM UTC
A very helpful presentation. I just watched the video for the first time. Thanks for posting this.