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how is this effect created

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by your wheelbase is how big, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. this bike was at a local show the other day how is this paint effect created i know someone on here must know with all the art tallent .

  2. ps sorry about the size of the above pic
  3. SinisterCustom
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  4. portiadog
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
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    I don't know but I really like the Angus Young caricature.
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  5. R.Otto
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  6. donzzilla
    Joined: Oct 15, 2006
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    I'd bet it's not any of the above. It looks more to be adigitally printed wrap. I have done all the procedures above many times and they don't make that effect. Simular, but not exact.
  7. R.Otto
    Joined: Aug 5, 2008
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    I think donzzilla is right.
  8. GothboY
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 214

    from SoCal

    Yeah, I dont think it's a saran wrap tpye deal either, I've done my fair share of experimenting with those types of effects, and I've never seen one like that before... NOW I really want to know what it is too!

    That cobweb stuff is fun though, I used to have my 56 primered with darker primer scallops that had purple cobweb on them. It looked pretty killer.... for the mid ninteen ninties...
  9. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    Maybe done with a broom or brush?
    Silver topcoated with black, then "scratched" to show the silver, then candy blue????

    It may just be a wrap that's been candied as mentioned....but the caricature is airbrushed....
  10. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
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    the saran wrap trick is close, but those lines are too uniform. i'd vote for digitally produced.
  11. what is a saran wrap is that like a decal or what if so i cant see that because of the compound curves on the tank see pic

  12. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    A decal "wrap" is a digital picture printed on a decal....they can conform to many shapes. Getting very popular for business vehicles. An entire car can be wrapped with one decal with any image or photgraph you want.

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  13. ah in the glorios land of imigrants we call it clingfilm i suppose it could be but it looks more like engraving or somthing never seen it before is all
  14. M_S
    Joined: Feb 20, 2008
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    from SoCal

    I'd say it was stenciled with a bunch of freehand after. Definitely not the effect you get from Saran wrap/cling film.
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  16. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    I'd definitely say Alsa. I saw that stuff in person at SEMA. I thought it was pretty damn ugly. I figured the Donk guys would love it!
  17. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    from covina CA

    saran wrap is a clingy plastic film kina like cellophane. we use it in the states to cover pots and bowls full of food and stuff we plan on saving.
    i believe the technique is you paint, put on the wrap, then remove it and color sand or somethiong like that, then aplly more paint. something like that anyway. this looks to be a digital wrap though like said before.
  18. Nappy
    Joined: Jul 6, 2001
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    from York, PA

    I think HOK used to have a similar product, although I don't see it on their website now?

    It's similar to the marbelizing stuff, and like the Alsa product it was some sort of crystalizing effect.

    They sell brush-on stuff for furniture to give it the 'distressed' look, too. That crap's available at the local hardware store.
  19. americanautomoving
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
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    from Miami, Fl.

    It's too uniform to be saran wrap..
  20. junk fiend
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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    junk fiend

    i thought saran wrap was only used for the marble look, what ever that is it looks crazy.
  21. Kev Nemo
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    Kev Nemo

    Lot's of drugs around 1979-1980:D or Saran Wrap, but you probably won't get the cool AC/DC graffics ...
  22. Saxon
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    from MN

  23. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    from Midwest

    Definely Alsa product...

    This stuff actually has chemicals in the paint that crystalize with each other to create the effect you see. The paint manufacturing company that I used to work for had a similar product they made and sold back in the 50's that was used on everything from Christmas Decorations to Translucent Bathroom Windows.

    The green drum might be kinda cool with a big rat fink painted on the side!!!

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  24. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
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    I had that effect on the back of my fish tank when I was a kid. It's sold by Alsa corp but I personal havent had much luck getting that effect down.
  25. I doubt if the "wrap" decals like they put on cars and vans could conform to that much shape, but I don't know for sure.
  26. sik_kreations
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
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    100% alsa crystal fx. candied blue. done deal.
  27. Stude-sled
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
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    Dupont Hot Hues Crystal effect.
  28. dupont hot hues has a similar product called crystalizer i thought it was kinda weird lookin but to each his own. it is shot down over silver base then shot over with black and washed off then kandied and cleared.
  29. burtrido
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 232


    That is not a wrap. The gloss level is to high. And yes a digital print will conform to that and much more. I know I do wraps for a living!
  30. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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    definitly alsa played with it at my old body work job. Neat stuff good for small details i always thought but we did paint a car with it.

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