Do you think that blue works well with traditional flames? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2004, 05:27 PM
speedingpenguin's Avatar
Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: massachusetts
Age: 27
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do you think that blue works well with traditional flames?

I just photoshopped this....pretty much what I want my car (when i get it) to end up looking like.....gonna do all the work myself....might want the blue a little bit darker, but the general idea....
Do you think that a blue like that would look good with flames or not?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	blueflames.jpg
Views:	239
Size:	59.7 KB
ID:	1477  

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2004, 05:46 PM
38 special's Avatar
Be the MIRACLE!
 

Last journal entry: Running boards (part DUEX)
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: midwest central Ohio
Posts: 366
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Works for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2004, 06:36 PM
Bluepen's Avatar
Just a firefighter
 
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod
Last journal entry: New rear rollpan installed
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Copperas Cove, Texas
Age: 57
Posts: 324
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Works for me too, I like it. I would do yours like some folks told me about mine that I just did, add some white in the front it looks hotter. And it does look good I've got pics posted in my gallery but is got a burgundy base color.

David
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2004, 06:39 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 189
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's PIMP TIGHT!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2004, 09:00 PM
speedingpenguin's Avatar
Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: massachusetts
Age: 27
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cool, cool....err...hot, hot...haha
Yeah, i would probably be doing the front in white, just cause blue and white sorta go together and it does make it look 'hotter'.
Now I cant wait till i get the car and space and tools to do this...haha
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2004, 12:13 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: chicago, illinois
Age: 37
Posts: 13
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i dig that also, looks nice. maybe to separate the flames from the blue you could use a purple pinstriping paint. anyways, looks good as far as i'm concerned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2004, 01:28 PM
speedingpenguin's Avatar
Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: massachusetts
Age: 27
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah, that would probably make the flames stand out better :-)
Only problem is, I dont want to risk a paint job like that by doing the pinstriping myself, and i dont wanna pay someone else to do it for me (unless its really cheap, LOL).....Are there any ways to get the pinstriping without having to use any type of vinyl tape that you apply afterwards and looks awful, or without having to use a brush or airbrush?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2004, 09:08 AM
graphicchevy77's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: westminster ,md
Posts: 19
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if youve got some extra sheet metal laying around paint flames on that and practice. It takes a lot of practice but keep doing that until you feel confident. As for the vinyl tape ? i dont know im just starting too so im skeptical about turning myself loose until i have had lots of practice time
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-13-2004, 05:52 PM
mrcleanr6's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: new jersey
Age: 40
Posts: 716
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
stay away from the vinyl stuff. your going to all that work for a custom paintjob and the key word here is paint. vinyl of any kind looks tacky. (no offense ot anyone with vinyl). pinstriping isn't the easiest thing in the world to do. i was in you position once where i couldn't get anyone to do my striping so i had to teach myself. practice on a couple test panels lying around so you get the feel of it and do it. if you clearcoat everything then sand it down and pinstripe, you can always wipe it off if you make a mistake. when your done just clear over everything again. you should really do this anyway so the stripe hides the line between the flame and background color.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2004, 11:01 PM
Mag's Avatar
Mag Mag is offline
New Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland
Age: 45
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just did my first flame job a few weeks ago. I didn't trust myself with a brush so I masked out my pinstripes and sprayed them. I used 1/8" tape where I wanted my stripe, then masked it inside and out. I then pulled the 1/8" tape to leave the area to be painted open. As an added advantage to doing it this way, I was able to use silver flakes just mixed in clear over the black base. Gave me quite a sparkly little stripe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2004, 10:16 AM
Silentlion_69's Avatar
Duck Tape & WD 40
 

Last journal entry: No more Vehicle
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lagrange Maine
Age: 26
Posts: 278
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
that'll look pretty good. I was thinking about painting my truck black and then putting ghost flames on it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2004, 05:12 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 17,045
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 24
Thanked 338 Times in 260 Posts
Sure, go with blue. I did it on a green truck.............

__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2004, 05:24 PM
troy-curt's Avatar
Shop Owner And Troll Hunter
 

Last journal entry: Detailing Eng. Compartment
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Prairie Grove Ar.
Age: 76
Posts: 2,646
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
To make it look professional it needs more detail, or more flame licks (tips) and air brushed around the edges, but your on the right track. Try it on a camaro or trans am etc, it will look different.

Troy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.