Thought about the finishing options for this model over the weekend. Like Mousemuffins stated, the regular "chrome" paint doesn't like to actually dry and is VERY susceptible to fingerprints as a result. I use to build plastic models cars and used a decent product from Testors that resulted in a very convincing metal finish. It's the Metalizer paint from their Model Masters line. You can get it in either an aerosol can or pre-thinned bottles. They offer several finishes in the "Buffing Metalizer" line, especially one called "Aluminum Plate (Buffing Metalizer" (#B-1401 for bottle, #S-1451 for spray). Since these 3oz spray cans can be purchased for less than $5 each, this may be a cheaper, although not as convincing, alternative to the Alclad without the need of a perfectly smooth and gloss finish prior to application. Just an FYI.