How to chrome script after painting plastic

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    2 mm is what I used to do the Camaro script on mine.
     
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    So I did this too...messed up on the dang 'O'.....and now I have a big smudge of silver on my glove box. tried getting it off....tried repainting over it. Just never could get it right. All that said...this is a GREAT solution. Just be careful. My 'CAMAR' looked awesome!
     
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    There's an easier way...
    Get some chrome or bright silver spray paint. Spray a heavy coat of paint onto a sheet rock putty knife or wide paint scraper Then press the putty knife/paint scraper against the face of the script... DONE!
    You can always mask around the script if you're worried. I didn't and it took less than a minute.
     
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    I have a couple of spots to touch up on my Cadillac bumper....do they make a bigger pen?

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    Here's mine, I used a 4mm. The nub is pretty rounded so it worked out really well.
     

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    I also used a chrome own on mine. I think I have pics in my build thread Butwhere I detailed this process. The pen
    isn't that durable so I took a very fine artist brush and sprayed some crystal clear enamel into some tin foil and basically loaded the brush up and gently pulled it over the top of the script and trim. You want it to basically float on top, not drag across. If you drag it the chrome paint comes along with it.

    When it dries it flattens right out and the chrome is covered and protected against wearing off.
     
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    I'm going to do my grille now! I was wondering how to get the "fake chrome" back on it. Now I know.
    Thank you!
     

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