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Another Candy, Flake, Lace Job

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gecko54, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
    Posts: 249

    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    So after a lot of planning and making schedules work we finally got a chance to paint my T-Birds roof. My friends Alan (Kustombuick on here) and his boss Jon at Byers Customs hooked me up big time. This is not meant to be a how to but with so many steps I thought I'd share what it took. So here's the pictures.

    Gold Base with Gold Flake Cleared sanded and ready
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    Lay out the patterns
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    Tape out the "endless lines" in the first panels
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    Chase them all with burgandy
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    Pull tape and fog all the edges
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    pray on a few coats of candy Brandywine
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    Starting to take shape
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  2. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Now it's time for some Granny Panny lace.
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    Add a few coats of candy
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    Fogging a detail the edges
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    More fogging at the other panels to create separation
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    Unmask it all and spray lots o candy
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    At this point it looks like it's all gone....but it's just hiding.
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  3. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    And now it's time for the STAR
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    I had a stencil done to make it possible to peel in sections
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    Jon was then able to shade it in sections
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    It matches the 56' Lincoln hubcap center that I'll be running sometimes.
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    A little more shading and just the right touch of white.
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    Now we buried the whole thing in many, many coats of clear
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    As it sits right now.
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    I'll be going to get the car later today as it has sat in the both all weekend. Can't wait to see it in the sun light. Just using a small light source makes it jump out at you. It was really hard to photograph as the camera flash would just create a Gold sheen. Really need to thank Alan and Jon again cause this came out better than I had dreamed and will make a major change in the car. As soon as I get some pics in the sun I'll post......but I am in the Northwest.
     
  4. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Dammit........pics didn't load right. anyone know how to make them bigger. I pulled them from my Fotki like I always do.
     

  5. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Let's try this................
     

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  6. dvs28
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    from pacific nw

    I don't know about the pictures, but I will see it in person today. :p
     
  7. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    So bitchin! Id love to see a pic of the whole car.

    It's amazing how much work goes into a job like that, takes real skill and patience for sure.

    Nice work!!
     
  8. caddy6d
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    Lookin good man .
     
  9. Ghastly
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    Ghastly
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    from DETROIT,MI

    Not a fan of that star, but nice work ont the lace.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  10. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  11. choppedmerc
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    from Spokane

    Two thumbs up. I dig it!!
     
  12. Kustombuick
    Joined: Apr 8, 2001
    Posts: 300

    Kustombuick
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    Lookin good Keith, on our way down to drag it out of the booth, and looks like the sun might peek out...Alan
     
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    very Kool - Thanks for pics
     
  14. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Alan was right, the Gods are Happy and the Sun came out. Here's a couple pics. Alan feel free to add some if yours came out better. I can't put all the trim back on til after we Cut & Buff.
     

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  15. gecko54
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    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Here is one of the whole car
     

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  16. deadendcruiser
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    Looks good from here. Awesome job.
     
  17. x2:D
     
  18. little t
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  19. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Keith, In fotki you have to modify your "album properties" , then select "Advance properties" and then select "Photo view size". I like to use 750 x 750.
     
  20. gecko54
    Joined: Oct 28, 2006
    Posts: 249

    gecko54
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    from Sumner, WA

    Thanks for the tip....you'd think buy now I could figure this stuff out.
     

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