Brushable stainless steel paint?

JonW

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Does anyone make a brushable paint that truly looks like stainless steel? Like chrome with a bit less shine or gloss.
 

Wolf Star

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For chrome, I always liked Model Master chrome. It had that special luster. In the last couple of years I've used the Molotow chrome paint pens, which *really* look like chrome. For stainless, probably your best bet is one of the AK Interactive paints, but I don't know how well they'd do with a brush. Tamiya or Vallejo comes to mind. Some of my metallic Vallejo colors are actually pretty nice. Especially if you add a drop or two of an acrylic paint retarder.
 

JonW

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I just bought some Mirror chrome paint from Culture Hustle. It looks amazing, and I think once it has cured you can touch it. I may experiment with shooting it with a coat of semi-flat clear to see if it ends up looking like stainless.
 

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