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Anyone ever flake below belt line?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harris, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Harris
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    During a "discussion" with one of my buddies, idea came around about metal flaking the roof of my '53 - which got me thinking....

    I've seen several cars done up with metal flake roofs, little bit of flakes here and there on the body, but does anyone know why metal flake isn't used more often below a cars belt line?

    Anyone have any pics of cars with flaked bodies but not tops?

    Just curious... and yes I used the search function quite a bit before posting this.
     
  2. Anyone ever flake below belt line?

    Only after dating a girl from the seedy part of town :D
     
  3. BOWTIE BROWN
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    ^^^^^^x2 & hard to get rid of .
    B.B.
     
  4. Special Ed
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    That's a pretty good one Don!


    Here's flake all over...

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  5. lmao.......... gross
    get that checked out quick
     
  6. tommyd
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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeee! now go sit in the time out chair!
     
  7. Harris
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    Damn guys... Gotta say I expected some grief over the title, but Damn, TMI...



    Penicillin is your friend!
     
  8. Maybe Gold Bond Powder would help............
     
  9. jcmarz
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    Where have you been living? On Mars? Haven't you seen Lowriders??
     
  10. Harris
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    I was thinking on a more traditional front, not low riders.
     
  11. 1- shot slinger
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    It's done on lowriders all the time. Overall it's just a matter of taste. In my opinion a little flake goes a long way. It should be used as an accent, like pinstriping, chrome, or gold. They all can look good in moderation, but when the whole car is covered it's usually too much.

    I think if you were doing a crazy 60s show rod or a lowrider you may pull it off, but it just looks out of place on a traditional custom or hot rod.

    [​IMG]

    ...by the way, this is Liberace's car...so if that tells you anything.
     
  12. yetiskustoms
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    thats enough for me to re think that whole decision.
     
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  13. 49ratfink
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    what he said.
     
  14. 1- shot slinger
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    Definitely not horrible, just a matter of taste. In my opinion...its too much.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Harris
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    Have to agree, Wwwaaaayyyy too much flake
     
  16. davidbistolas
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    I flaked my entire car. Lots of flake. Then one day, I accidently used dandruff shampoo when I was washing it and it ended up a solid colour. Go figure.

    I think, its personal preference - but flaking below the beltline probably isn't done very often because... it doesnt really pop out as much. Flake wants the sun to hit it.
     
  17. Atwater Mike
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    Good word. Horrible.
     
  18. indyjps
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    on the right car - maybe. Whats the build?

    A late 30's race car inspired or gasser would be over the to enough to do it justice. Something with a lot of curvature to flash the flake.

    The '53 Chevy on your profile? I'd suggest maroon pearl with a silver flake roof
     

  19. Hmmm, think I'll stick with the girl from the seedy part of town... I've seen a few strippers with lots of "flake" below the beltline...
     
  20. kustomclassics
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    Solid cream white top with candy gold over gold flake
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Muttley
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    Did someone say Liberace?

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Jkustom
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    I would love to see more pics of this car. It belonged to Jason Jessee I believe? regardless, I like that car a lot.
     
  23. ncsteven
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    yea pretty sure thats his
     
  24. well not all flake paint jobs have to have bass boat flakes there are smaller flakes available
     
  25. zman
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    All the white has abalone flake over it.

    [​IMG]
     
  26. SinisterCustom
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    Does the frame count as below the beltline????? :)
    Entire frame is flaked.....as is engine.....
    Body will be pearl....

    [​IMG]
     
  27. gecko54
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    That's coming alone nicely Josh........now hurry up and get it done.
     
  28. Fuck yes ! It aint for everbodde but I like it... I fucken hate grammer thow.
     

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  29. Rusty O'Toole
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    ...by the way, this is Liberace's car...so if that tells you anything.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha if you got it flaunt it ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
     

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