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Old 03-16-2006, 10:41 AM
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Can you please give me some information on painting ghost flames? I am using a silver metallic base coat. Questions I need help with:
1. Do we spray the pearl in the base, or the clear?
Which one would reflect better?
2. Do we need to spray all the area's we mask at the same time, even if there on separate parts of the truck?(Front fenders,tailgate,inside bed)
If you could please help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 03-16-2006, 11:02 AM
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put the pearl in the clear coat. I would clear coat the whole car with one or two coats, then mask for the flames and add the pearl to one or two coats of clear.

Put the first two coats of clear on the next day after laying the base coat. You can clear the same day but wait long enough for the base coat to flash.

Then when you mask for the flames you will have a slick clear coat to mask to and not have any tape residue left on the base coat. And if you have to wait a couple of days to paint the flames, you can scuff the original coats of clear for good adhesion.

You can't scuff metallic base coat.
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If you have an idea of what you want do a few test panels before you shoot the real deal...
I used straight pearl blue powder in the clear on my truck and the flames disappear in anything other then direct sunlight. I call them Stealth flames and they are cool but if you have a different look in mind work it out before you spray.

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That's exactly what I had in mind. I only want the flames visible when the sun hits them. Do you think that red pearl will reflect OK on top of the silver metallic base coat? Bye the way, nice truck! When I get mine done I'll have to post some pics.
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