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Most of the typical "rust" weathering techniques don't work too well on chrome surfaces when you just want the chrome to be mildly weathered.

To get a subtle, not-quite-new look for your chrome bumpers and other accessories, hold the piece at arm's length (wearing gloves, of course) and "spritz" it with a few short blasts of Testor's Dullcote in an aerosol can. The resulting splotchy, uneven coating of Dullcote will look like old, somewhat-distressed chrome.

To heighten the effect, brush on rust- colored chalk dust. It will stick to the Dullcote, but not the uncoated chrome, for an even-more-weathered look.

- Bryan McCallum

Ken: The boys in the Workshop agree that this may be far-and-away the best method of duplicating mildly-distressed chrome that they've ever seen. So simple, yet so effective!

Two big "thumbs up" for this one, Bryan.


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