I managed to pickup a can of of the above paint in a polished steel colour (probably better to call it brushed steel!)
I didn’t want the surface of the Maximum Security Vehicle (MSV) to be quite as shiny and reflective as a mirror…like say a P51 Mustang or Sabre jet fighter which is shiny aluminium.
The dulled metal effect was all i needed.
I repainted the MSV as i wasn’t entirely happy with the original paint job, (which was a silver carpaint over primer paint….and a black wash on top.)
really strange going on, it has more in common with a fire extinguisher…the dry powder one for electrical fires!…it seems to go on very dry…and then quickly dries to a powdery black sooty effect.
I waited the recommended 30 minutes, took it inside, and buffed with cloth for around 20 mintes until i was happy with it.
One of the main advantages is that if there are any gaps/cracks/detail in the surface the paint stays black within it…so it does your weathering for you…no need for a black wash!
As i buffed the steel colour came through and a very dull shine began to appear…like I said i didn’t want the surface mirror effect!
Much more even colour than a normal can of spray metallic paint, even if the photo’s don’t do it justice, it is a massive improvement over what I had before. I can’t wait to use the polished Aluminium version on a suitable fighter aircraft kit!!!
So i don’t want to come across as some sort of poster boy for humbrol, but this paint is impressive, and I would recommend that you have a go with it. Be very careful the can actually says that it is “Metal Cote” and not just an ordinary can of metallic silver paint!!!
It was difficult to track down having been to several places to get it, but certainly worth the time and trouble to search out.