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Old 07-02-2010, 11:37 PM
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Hello guys been awhile. My husband and I have a 63 Galaxie. I am wanting to put ghost flames on the front end of the car. Going into the front fenders. I would like the flames over the hood also. Where is a place to look for the template for the flames? I am kinda of lost there. For I have only found ones for the fenders. Our plan is to paint the car black and have pearl ghost flames. Starting with a very dark red fading into a red. Any ideas would be great.

Thank you. I am wanting to find everything I need so I can tell my husband, "See this is what we should do and look I have found everything we need." He likes it when I do this kind of stuff.

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3M fine line tape and some reference pics for the lay out
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3M fine line tape and some reference pics for the lay out
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:40 AM
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3m makes some green crepe tape that i like better than the fine line, it pulls a corner a wee bit better IMHO.
Remember flames are a very personal thing in their layout, i would suggest getting as many ref pics as you can, and start with a china marker and lay them out my hand. If you dont like it wipe it off.. this will give you a feel for how they flow.
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If you cannot draw them yourself, do you have a friend who is artistic?

If that is a possibility, give them some pictures of the style you want. and have them draw patterns until you are happy with the design.

One good piece of advice is to keep the flames flowing parallel to the body lines.
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Thank you so much. This really helps out. I cant wait to start playing around with it. For we still have a lot of body work to do to the car. Putting in rear quater pannels. Take all trim off and fill in holes then it will be paint and flames!!!!!!! I cant wait. Thanks

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It sounds like you have some time so i suggest you practice a few times. The key to flames like this is to go VERY VERY light when dusting them in. If you put it on heavy you you will not get the out come you would like. Good luck.
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Here are a few more tips.

The classic ghost flames were done in a "Flip Flop", or "Glint" pearl, also known generally as murano pearl. It tends to disappear when the light agle isn't right. The problem with that is that sometimes you only see pieces of the flames.

Another approach is to use either regular pearl, dusted lightly, or a slight candy tint to make the flames a slightly different color than the base.

I personally like these two better, since you see the design better, instead of pieces.
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" Our plan is to paint the car black and have pearl ghost flames. Starting with a very dark red fading into a red. Any ideas would be great. "

Test panels and practice, practice, practice. Black really magnifies the pearl effect, it will show up much more plainly than a white base.

Antique, old-school trick : finely crushed and sifted red glass
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