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Old 03-08-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default My first lace paint job

I'm in the middle of building a '51 four door cadillac for my fiances wedding present. I am painting the roof white with silver pearl lace panels and this is where my dilemma comes in. I looked high and low for pictures of cars with lace roofs for inspiration, and I didn't come up with much. This is how I have it layed out currently I am pretty satisfied with it, but I am just looking for an outside opinion as I have never done this before. Also the reason I split it into two panels is I could not find any lace I liked wide enough to cover the roof.

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Old 03-08-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: My first lace paint job

I would suggest you do a test piece,or two,
before blowing a lot of money on the roof.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: My first lace paint job

That's part of the plan, I shot some samples in white that I am going to practice the lace on first.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
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That's part of the plan, I shot some samples in white that I am going to practice the lace on first.
You should holler at Lux BLue, from Crushproof in Austin.. he just shot a lace panel job...on another Hamber's car..although I dont know his username on here...

I watched him clear it last night. its coming along nicely if you ask me.. he might have some suggestions..

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Old 03-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: My first lace paint job

Here are a few pix. splits ect
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: My first lace paint job

One quick suggestion. I like the photo above of the blue lace job... However, I think it would have looked much better if the same lace designs were 'mirrored' on the other side instead of just arbitrarilly painted on the second side. If you look at a high dollar guitar that has a wood-grained finish, it's gonna be what's called 'book-ended' or 'book-matched', meaning that they took the wood and split it and let the wood slices fall like a book's pages falling open. This looks a whole lot nicer and will get a lot more positive attention.

Just a thought. It's this kind of little thing that makes a good paint job turn into a great paint job.

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:50 PM   #7
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The 2 people that I know that are great on lace and flake jobs is Donnie "lowandslow" and "Harpoon" on the HAMB here if ya want a straight up on LACE! KNUX!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #8
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When we did my wife's T-bird we wanted the two panel look. just make sure the lace is tight and STRAIGHT from ALL sides before you shoot. shoot it & pull it off right after you are done. we ended up using three panels which looks much better on a squarebird


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Old 03-08-2006, 05:08 PM   #9
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Here are a few pix. splits ect
that blue one is my lil wagon heres my wildcat laced roof
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:09 PM   #10
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I'm in the middle of building a '51 four door cadillac for my fiances wedding present. I am painting the roof white with silver pearl lace panels and this is where my dilemma comes in. I looked high and low for pictures of cars with lace roofs for inspiration, and I didn't come up with much. This is how I have it layed out currently I am pretty satisfied with it, but I am just looking for an outside opinion as I have never done this before. Also the reason I split it into two panels is I could not find any lace I liked wide enough to cover the roof.

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. I used to do lace a long time ago.. Cool shit. How bout cobweb? Its been a while since I did that also. I did a 650 trumpet with a gray base and about 8 different colors of cobweb. I havent tried the new paints to see if its even possible to do any more?
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:39 PM   #11
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Lookin' good Jer, can't wait to see the end result! I'll swing by tonight!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:59 PM   #12
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My last lace job was in 1969. I'm surprised at some of the fads that have returned. I'm kinda waiting for mini skirts.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:13 PM   #13
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63 Wildcat - I've seen your car at quite a few of the pendletons shows, I really like what you've done with it. I am going for a really subtle look on the caddy though, that's why I'm only shooting pearl through the lace.

Thanks for the tips everyone, hopefully it turns out. I'll add some pics tomorrow.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:27 PM   #14
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Wow! Lace is back.......all the pictures look great and I can't wait to see the Caddy. I did my first (and last) lace paint in the early 70's on a BSA Lightning.

I'm getting ready to do my first pearl paint job on a friend's 54 Chevy. Does anyone have any helpful hints? I'm using PPG Omni, got stone white with some green pearl to mix in the clear. This will be for the top, the bottom is going to be lime green metallic with flattened clear. Anyone have a good formula for how much pearl to add to the clearcoat? Also, are there any special spraying techniques I need to know about? As far as flattening the clear I figure on taping up a test shot on a piece of scrap steel. Anyone out there have any suggestions on how much flattener to add to get a satin, or semi flat finish?

Thanks for any suggestions....
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:29 PM   #15
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When we did my wife's T-bird we wanted the two panel look. just make sure the lace is tight and STRAIGHT from ALL sides before you shoot. shoot it & pull it off right after you are done. we ended up using three panels which looks much better on a squarebird


damn that looks good!
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:39 PM   #16
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bitchin!!

i laced a ranchero about 3 years ago....
i thought it was dumb?weird

i love lace.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:49 PM   #17
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Millerkustoms, thats pretty much the layout we are going to run with for the roof of my car. 2 panels should look really good on that shape roof. Lets see some finished pics when your done....
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:02 PM   #18
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Already posted this, I know, but here's my recent attempt at a laced Wassell tank. The hardest part was finding lace that's worth a damn!
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:23 PM   #19
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The biggest thing with lace (& it's already been said) is to get it tight. Also, if you'll notice the paint on the one hood they did a selective spraying; fogging over the lace pattern instead of shooting the panel solidly. I think you'll going to want more than just silver pearl over white, even if you want something suttle. That's going to be more like "ghost" lace (but your test panel will define it for you). You might consider tinting the pearl with another color - what color is the bottom of the car?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:38 PM   #20
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Dang Blake, I'm impressed!
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