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bottlefed55gasser 12-25-2012 08:59 PM

best way to paint lace?
 
Tip and tricks? On painting lace I really want to learn.

deadbodyman 12-26-2012 05:44 AM

Its kind of an old dated look but paint the unit and let it dry good then lay the lace over it and pull it tight Then paint over the lace (usually a few fog coats ) remove the lace and clear..its pretty easy

timothale 12-26-2012 06:05 AM

vans and lo riders
 
A lot of custom paint styles were popular to the van conversions in the late 60's and 70's and is still done on some low riders, air brushed images, stensiles that don't touch the metal, fog over then move the stensil, thinned down paint where you spray a wet dot and then hit it with and air nozzel. find a custom van or painting book from the 70's . If you google " googlebooks" then do a search there for custom paint several books will popup and most have a preview. You get to see a few pages and find the one with the style s you like then you can order them. I painted a chopper for a guy in the 70's, we tried a few things on some poster board I had and he decided what he wanted. He stopped by every evening, looked at it and then said "i think it would look good with a little grean stuff on the tank and fenders, the next night , lets try some orange things over here, then it was fog it with some pearl. I should have charged by the hour.

Old Fool 12-26-2012 05:39 PM

Back in the day I did some lace painting, I found that the use of dress makers spray adhesive worked great to hold the lace tight to the panels.

Spray the back side of the lace with a light coat before draping it onto the panel. If the panel is large, best to have help.

TucsonJay 12-27-2012 10:45 AM

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I've done many many lace jobs since I started working for others in the early seventies. I still have all of the how-to books I bought then! :-) I always just pulled it tight, then taped it good at the edges, and misted the paint on in light coats. That way you don't soak the lace, and glue it to the surface.

I also heard of some people dampening the lace to make it cling to the surface in dips and such.

I would be afraid of an adhesive, since you may have to clean up residue on fragile painted areas.

I won't bore you with flowered laces, but another thing I will mention is that you can buy abstract laces... halloween patterns like spider webs... patterns of palm leaves... random organic styles... and many many others. You can also use the plastic mesh bags from turkeys and onions etc. Those produce a reptilian pattern. I still use those non-flower fabrics occasionally to add texture and detail. Here are a small number of examples...

bottlefed55gasser 12-27-2012 04:13 PM

Now that is some awesome work!

TucsonJay 12-27-2012 08:41 PM

Thanks. My early work was pretty rough, but I've been practicing for a few decades now. {:-)

MARTINSR 12-27-2012 09:52 PM

I was waiting for you to respond to this thread Jay. :thumbup:

Interesting stuff, thank God for the Artist!

Brian

Old Fool 12-28-2012 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TucsonJay (Post 1627569)
I've done many many lace jobs since I started working for others in the early seventies. I still have all of the how-to books I bought then! :-) I always just pulled it tight, then taped it good at the edges, and misted the paint on in light coats. That way you don't soak the lace, and glue it to the surface.

I also heard of some people dampening the lace to make it cling to the surface in dips and such.

I would be afraid of an adhesive, since you may have to clean up residue on fragile painted areas.

I won't bore you with flowered laces, but another thing I will mention is that you can buy abstract laces... halloween patterns like spider webs... patterns of palm leaves... random organic styles... and many many others. You can also use the plastic mesh bags from turkeys and onions etc. Those produce a reptilian pattern. I still use those non-flower fabrics occasionally to add texture and detail. Here are a small number of examples...

Dress makers adhesive is soap and water washable, first time you wash the garment or car it is gone. I can't remember which custom painting book back in the 60's mentioned using it.

deadbodyman 12-28-2012 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Old Fool (Post 1627371)
Back in the day I did some lace painting, I found that the use of dress makers spray adhesive worked great to hold the lace tight to the panels.

Spray the back side of the lace with a light coat before draping it onto the panel. If the panel is large, best to have help.

I like that trick OF,,I wonder ...I use a repositionable glue for spraying on my masking paper when I do flames ,I get it from the local arts and crafts supply store Ill bet its about the same stuff..

deadbodyman 12-28-2012 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by TucsonJay (Post 1627769)
Thanks. My early work was pretty rough, but I've been practicing for a few decades now. {:-)

That is some really nice work Jay ...I love that first tank,and the lace really adds to the whole job...

cobalt327 12-28-2012 06:25 AM

All my 1:24 slotcar 0.007" thickness lexan racing bodies were laced. These bodies come clear, so they're painted "inside out". The lace is laid inside the body then the primary color is shot, then the lace removed then the next color is the lace. I used fluorescent green w/silver lace. Looks better than it sounds and was easier for me to see with 7 other cars on a Blue King track at the same time doing sub-3 second, 155" laps with 7 turns.:drunk:

TucsonJay 12-28-2012 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1627811)
I was waiting for you to respond to this thread Jay. :thumbup:

Interesting stuff, thank God for the Artist!

Brian

Thanks Brian. The '70s were one of my favorite eras, as I was just starting to work for others. Also because the styles were exciting and imaginative.

With this current trend of a late fifites inspired "primer look"... I figure I will be doing more flake, endless line, and panel paint about five years from now.... and by 2023, I'll be getting requests for lace, freak drops, cobwebbing, fish scales (AKA flying thumb), and pot leaves again. :-)~

I've never thrown any lace away, and I've saved a lot of lacquer for webbing! I still have a lot of original ideas, that I thought of during that era, that I haven't tried yet. I can't wait!!! LOL! :-)~

Here's a little tribute to the '70s styles! .....


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