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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Br8kNek, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Br8kNek
    Joined: Dec 9, 2012
    Posts: 49


    Here's my 54 Bel Air. I purchased the car with this ridiculously loud flame paint job. I'm looking for a more conservative, yet still custom paint job. Any ideas???

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  2. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    I tend to prefer a single color pearl or metallic paint on a custom. I love the body style of that year chevy and i think moonglow was beautiful. if that were mine i would paint it a nice pearl white( like the modern caddy color) and let the cars lines speak for themselves. Of course it's your car so you could panel paint it or lace the roof etc. if you really wanna go all out. Did you have a base color in mind? What does the interior look like? Flames,scallops,panels,fades, any favorites of yours?

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  3. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,474


  4. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,447


    IF you don't like the flames (and personally, those aren't "loud" to me), simply spray the front of the car/flames white (or whatever color of white that is) and "blend" them into the gray...that'll tone down the front of the car...and you can do the same to the sides...and you won't have to repaint the whole car (and that gets pricey...!!!)


  5. I thought it would be hideous, but I think I kinda like it. Maybe fade a bit like Studedude said?
  6. alwayzarat
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 232


    I like it as is, rock on!!!
  7. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,328

    from Kentucky

    Spray candy red over the whole thing?
  8. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    Drive it, you can always paint it. A color choice can be a hard thing to suggest to someone else. I would take in some shows you may come onto a color you would have never thought of and its always nice to see it on a car and not a sample!!
  9. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 890

    from Bronx, NYC

    Same colors no flames! Maybe Matte white
  10. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    I've seen worse flame jobs. Maybe Candy/metallic rootbeer with a metallic cream top?.....yummy:D
  11. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    You got to have an eye for it when painting flames. Simply either you got it or you don't.

    That guy has an eye. Structure, overlapping, drop shadows, shading. Nice.

    It's the color of 'em I don't particularly care for. And should've left the roof alone.

    What a waste of time and tape.

    What color's the interior? Kinda matters. It looks reddish from here which would cancel out root beer brown IMO.
  12. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 699


    I like it drive the s##t out of it
  13. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    I know how I'd paint it if it were mine.
  14. 28TUDOR
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 419


    You could paint the top and rear fenders white to match. Mabey some pin stripes on the trunk? The flames look good, but it's to much of a good thing for me.
  15. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 439


    Lose the rear fender flames and repaint the top same "burgundy" without the flames and it'll look bitchin!
  16. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 7,420

    anthony myrick

  17. I had the same thought, although I am no painter.. :eek: If everything is buried in clear a pro could tell you if it would work. A quick photoshop of what could happen:

    Neat car 'though - hope you enjoy it!

  18. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,824

    from Phoenix,AZ

    That is a badass major improvement!
  19. The rear flames need to go. Just too much of a good thing. Still , it really is a great flame job !
  20. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,072

    USA Tires Sign Joe
    from Western NJ

    Metalflake fish scales, panels and lace would look good to me.
  21. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 7,420

    anthony myrick

  22. jmpowie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 202


    I like the flames, keep them someone spent a lot of money on the paint.
  23. I do not care for the rear flames, otherwise I like it. If it were mine I would probably leave it alone.
  24. Munster Motors
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
    Posts: 457

    Munster Motors

    i'd leave it be it looks pretty good
  25. Like the other say,lose the quarter panel flames !!!
  26. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 998


    The problem, imho, is a mix of styles. Either 2 tone it, or flame it. The flames look really well done. 1.) Repaint the roof to match the body & lose the flames on the quarters, & it looks good. Or, 2.) lose the flames & keep the 2 tone roof/body. Looks good too. I like a good flame job, so I's vote #1

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