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chroming helmet with eyes grills in?


Hi,

I'm just wondering those of you that chromed your helmet, like a zorg, did you glue the eyes in for the chroming process?

I'm getting ready to get my suit vacmetalized and have a zorg helmet. they eyes are not plated and I'm guessing I should glue those in when I take it over to get plated right?

Thanks for the help.

Schlosser


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Schlosser,

I assume you are talking about resin eye grills? If so don't. They will melt/warp as they are very thin. Also with the eyes in you might get the chroming process filling in the small space between head and the grills which IMO wouldn't look right.

As mentioned before when I had two heads done I left the grills out of the process. I painted the set for my friends with a Tamiya paint and plan on getting Moncal's real brass eyes for mine.

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Re: chroming helmet with eyes grills in?


what if the eye pieces were brass. Would you glue dthem on and then chrom them all together?
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I'd do them separate.

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Re: chroming helmet with eyes grills in?


That reminds me of a question I've had--if brass parts are highly polished and sealed to prevent tarnishing, how would they look when mixed in with the gold chromed parts?

Whenever I see brass parts out there, such as antennas, neck bolts, eyes, hand [sign in to see URL] wonder if there would be any point at all in chroming them, thinking they might already look "gold" enough.
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They'd look the same. But you'd need to send your brass piece to the VM shop if you want to match it.

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Well, that's what I meant, how well would they match.

When one uber-analyzes the screenused costumes, one can find variation in the color and sheen of the gold parts, so that's why I've wondered if unplated brass would work for some small parts.
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Re: chroming helmet with eyes grills in?


VM shops like paint shops can match color. If you send your brass piece as reference, they will VM the rest of your parts to match your brass piece - if you want. Of course, the ANH pre-production suit appears to have parts VM'd from different batches.

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