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Should I flame it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1- shot slinger, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Yes, Flame on!

    139 vote(s)
  2. No, flames are played out!

    46 vote(s)
  1. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,286

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    I like the layout of them and like flames. But if you dont have the scratch to put it in primer how are you coming up with the scratch for the color for the flames?

    My truck is sporting some CRAPPY paint and I want to redo it eventually, but instead of putting effort into graphics or polishing the turd paint that it is I'm just hoarding my pennies to do it all at once
  2. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    I've done a lot of flame jobs and I can say that your layout is right on the money and the car would look great with what you've done so far painted with traditional colors... yellow-orange at the front leading back to dark red on the tip. there are a couple pics of flame jobs in my albums that show the colors I think would look good on the base color of the car.

    However, I tend to agree with Hotroddon about the wasted energy if the paint if rough. Flame jobs are very labor intensive not to mention expensive buying as many as four or five different colors, clear, hardener, and the rest of the necessary I guess it depends on just how rough the paint really is.
    If your doing your graphics over a surface that is peeling, has chunks missing, cracks or bad hazing, the flames are only going to make those bad spots look even worse than they are. Might not be so bad if its mostly just faded and full of stone chips on the front...most of which can be taken care of and covered by the flames....

    Regardless of all that...with your talent for layout I'd definitely recommend flame something!!

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  3. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Send it over to the photoshop thread....
  4. outlaw57
    Joined: Aug 12, 2009
    Posts: 56


    can never go wrong with flames
  5. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 692


  6. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

    I am not voting until I see a full on level side view. Rarely do I get to I see a car from 20 feet in the air. Looks like a cool car though.
  7. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 866


    do it. nice lay out. i've flamed a few cars, & some were just temporary (shake & spray), or just for fun. some award winners. since that is what was stated (temporary), i'd go a little crazy with the color. Traditional fade is always cool, & could be done at the time you do final paint. but, why not do it in green, or purple, or pink? think outside the box. if you look at some old (traditional) car show pics, you will see they weren't all white/yellow/orange/red. and, most weren't as nicely flowing as your tape job.
  8. Ask some of the guys here to photoshop some very very subtle scallops
  9. maybelene
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 114


    I say flame it. What about masking off outside the tape as it is now and fog in light blue around the inside edge of the flame letting the original dark blue paint show through in the middle of each flame. Make the flame tips solid light blue. Easy to do with an airbrush but I have done it with a rattle can using touch up spray paint. "..... metal is forever. When you paint something, how long does it last? It lasts a few years and then it's gone" Von Dutch
  10. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,438

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    i like temporary paint jobs, we call them "glorified wax jobs".
    extending them to the middle of the door and below the trim will look nice.
  11. Adding flames to cover up a bad paint job is kind of like rolling a turd in glitter isn't it?
  12. Roadagent2
    Joined: Apr 15, 2010
    Posts: 243


    Bags are for groceries,
    Skirts are for girls,
    Flames are for campfires.
    Its your choice but I like it without flames!
  13. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,129


    Yes, these old cars/trucks are for having fun!!!! I too like the layout and I don't like white in the flames either (someone else mentioned that).


    Cosmo with the '49 dd only vehicle
  14. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,172

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I'll add a vote for ghost flames, subtle but nicely done they are there without being in your face.
  15. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    Yep, Go for it !

  16. 1- shot slinger
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
    Posts: 698

    1- shot slinger

    Here goes nothin!


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  17. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,858

    Buddy Palumbo

    Wow - that didn't take long to make up your mind ! Can't wait to see the end result .
  18. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    cool... I like the way they are laid out!
  19. Wishing I lived next door to you, I'd grin every time I looked at the pavement. Parking Spot Reserved for the dude with yellow-orange flames....oh you driving the ranger with over spray, park back there!
  20. Looks like you made up your mind already. I say OH YEAH!
  21. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,129


    TOTALLY CLASSIC!!! Street painting in your neighborhood. Waiting for the results.
  22. Try a photo shop first, before you commit to painting.
  23. scoTT la rock
    Joined: Aug 28, 2013
    Posts: 68

    scoTT la rock
    from NJ


    EDIT: now that I see you're going for it I think it'll be pretty great
    Personally I'd keep it a little subtle and use light blue for the flames instead of white/yellow/red
  24. Vote no. I see flames on shit in the supermarket. The squares are using them.
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,363

    from Bordertown

    YES!!!!! I am really hoping for the traditional colors on that blue....cant wait, GREAT LAYOUT!!!!

    PS...I really like how you ended up going over the fender opening too.
  26. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,597

    Kiwi 4d

    No argument , you proved you can lay awsome flames so its a given the colours will be as awesome.
  27. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Is it done yet? C'mon lets see the colors.

  28. 4444Design
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
    Posts: 292


    flames - no other options ...
  29. I'm late to the party, but I think you made a great choice. My 64 Pontiac that I got in '84 has had 4 flame jobs to date...and has yet to make it to "real" paint.
  30. 1- shot slinger
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
    Posts: 698

    1- shot slinger

    Point of no return!


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