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Trim it up with kitchen foil

Tip: I’ve used kitchen foil to recreate body trim, hood ornaments, and even cowl vents. The idea is to burnish the foil over the part to be duplicated, then fill the cavity on the reverse side with epoxy. Once the epoxy is dry, trim around the edge of the original part. The resulting foil parts appear chrome plates

In another instance, I wanted to turn a chrome-plated headlight lens into a clear part. After burnishing the part into the foil, I carefully removed the part and sprayed the cavity with cooking spray to act as a mold release. I blotted the excess with a cotton swab, leaving just a thin coat, then filled the cavity with clear epoxy. After rinsing the cooking spray off the dry part, I had a usable and more realistic clear lens.

-Burt Downes
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