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Anatomy of a flaked and kandied roof....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jerry Reed, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Jerry Reed
    Joined: Jul 14, 2003
    Posts: 225

    Jerry Reed

    Here are some progress pics of the roof on a 63 Impala that I just flaked and shot kandies at. This car may be a bit too lowrider for this board, so if it is feel free to delete this post.

    Here's the car when I started...

    And now the roof is in silver metallic....

    And then I shot silver metalflakes at it....

    Then buried the flakes in clear...

    Wetsanded down and recleared...

    Wetsanded again and started to tape...

    A little more taping...

    Starting to lay some kandy down...

    More kandies...

    And finally all the color is on...

    After the first round of clear...

    Now I just have to wetsand it out and reclear it today. I'll post more pics when it's all finished and polished out.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    Wow!!!!!!!!! amazing job.
  3. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    Nice job, most people have no concept of how much work just doing a roof is.
  4. Beauuuuutiful work!! I like your blog too-you are doing some amazing stuff.
    Thank you for sharing and stop by anytime with more.

  5. harrington
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 421

    from Indiana

    Great work man, keep it up. How long did it take to lay all of the fine line on the roof before you started to add color?
  6. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Sick...I can respect the time and labor involved in doing this..really makes the top pop
  7. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,709

    from Locust NC

    Wow! Great work, how many hours did you put in?
  8. That is amazing! Nice design too. Really cool.
  9. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    looks awesome.
    good job
  10. duffy.
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
    Posts: 78


    WOW! What a gorgous car to being with & you did a killer job on the roof. Really looking forward to seeing it all done!
  11. Jerry Reed
    Joined: Jul 14, 2003
    Posts: 225

    Jerry Reed

    Thanks guys. I'm not really sure how many hours I have in it, or how long it took to tape. I think I have around 50hrs in it so far and around 7-8 hrs to tape it up.
  12. Looks good ..........What brand of paint did you use?
  13. Jerry Reed
    Joined: Jul 14, 2003
    Posts: 225

    Jerry Reed

    I use all House of Kolor materials.
  14. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Jerry, Love that paint job ! Really like the splashes of color - freak drops I think they were called. Over all real nice job.
  15. You got more time in that roof than I have in painting my entire car!

    Great work.
  16. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 887


    Incredible! I would love to have 1/100th of the talent it took to do that.
  17. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

  18. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068


    hmmm... wonder whos car that is????

    cant wait to pick it up man...

    AMAZING WORK!!! fits right in with my redone tru spokes and pesco pumps...

    this is the man to go to if you need ANY work guys... no one can spray like jayme
  19. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,425


    Unbelievable job. Can't wait to see it outside in the sun!
  20. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 622

    el shad

    GET OUTTA HERE WITH THIS!!! That looks GREAT! Unbelievable work, Amigo!!! You should be very proud.
  21. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,558

    Member Emeritus

    Man that's awesome JR. The tape work alone is a work of art. I think it wold be easy to get confused and put the wrong color in the wrong place.

  22. NumbNutz
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 319


    way cool!! and just an awesome job, thanks for sharing.
  23. 64sled
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 292


    Freaking great job.

    gonna be bad ass Todd :)
  24. Wow Todd. I knew it was your car in the first picture. That roof takes that car from a cool Impala to a bad ass ride. Bet you're stoked.
  25. Abone29
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 234


    Damn good job.I've sprayed some flake and a a good bit of candy and anybody that hasn't done it has no idea of the amount of work involved.Just taping and masking takes a lot of time.You really nailed it though.Looks great.
  26. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,461


  27. MetalFlaked60
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 917


    WOW! Very Nice!! Makes me want to do mine now! I'm not sure that I have the patience though.
  28. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,093


    Im not really a fan of lowriders, but damn that is a lot of work and an amazing result!

    I agree with Doc... you nailed the colors. Nothing looks out of place
  29. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    Alliance Vendor

    Wow Jerry!! These photos belongs in the friday art threa!! It's pure art in my eyes...and I ain't talking about those crazy art cars that retired hippies builds ;)

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