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09-20-2013 12:29 PM
carolinacustoms
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Very cool, now walk us thru how you did them!

Brian

Ok, Brian, grab a seat and prepare for a long probably somewhat scattered post

To do the "bubble" effect, base coat the panel what ever color you choose and let it dry until it can be safely rubbed by hand (30 minutes at least). Once it is dry enough to rub by hand, lay it on a flat surface and use a clean spray bottle to spray water onto the panel, (you can use just about any method of putting water drops on the panel, but a spray bottle seems to give the most uniform look). After you have the water on the panel and the drop size is to your liking, spray a mist coat of a contratsing color base over the panel using very low air pressure and fluid adjustments, stay back 12-15 inches and lightly mist the panel at about a 45 degree angle, from one side only, being careful not to blow the water around. (don't spray as if you were painting the panel, using light mist coats, spray from side to side, bottom to top, keeping the paint coming from one side at an angle, this will create a shodw line beyond the water droplet) Now, wait until the water evaporates, either by air drying, heat lamp, or if you are really careful, you can stay 24" or so away and use a heat gun to dry the water. Once the water has evaporated the base that had settled on the droplets now gives you a 3D effect of bubbles or water drops. You can add a little more depth to it using candy colors and fading from top to bottom if you like or just clear it as is. Also remember to paint it backwards so to speak. You want the shadow line to be on the bottom of the bubble, so you need to paint from the top to bottom, starting at the top, this will put the shadows on the bottom of the buble and give the effet of the bubbles rising throught he panel.

As for the carbon fiber look, it is done using anti slip rug padding: Non Skid Slip Area Rug Pad 5x8 Underlay Nonskid Pads Actual 4' 11" x 7' 10" | eBay

To get started, base the panel black and let it dry to touch. Lay the anti-slip pad on top of the panel, making sure it is flat and tight to the panel (you may want to enlist a couple friends for this) then lightly spray a silver base over the anit-slip pad. Let it flash a minute or two and remove the pad. Once it is dry to touch again, lay the pad back on the panel and line it up where it was originally to paint the silver (I used tape on the panel on both sides of the pad, and then put a few small strips on each side to help alignment). Once you get the pad back where it was to paint the silver, slide it down 1/8", and to the right 1/8" this will overlap the open sqares and you should be able to see black through the holes. Now using a charcoal base (or add a few drops of black to the silver you used first), spray lightly over the panel again making sure the pad stays flat anf tight to the surface. Let the darker color flash a minute or two and remove the pad. Now you can use candy colors to enhance things, or clear it as it looks.

If you like to checker flag look, you base the panel black, let it dry to touch and tape off the squares. Lay the anti-slip pad over top of the panel, again being sure it is falt and tight to the panel, and base over it with charcoal only. (make sure you have the squares lined up with the squares you taped off, I didn't and you can see it is off a little bit). Let it flash a minute or two and remove the pad. clear coat and you're ready to make people think you spent hours painting all of those little squares

There are a few good videos by Ed Hubbs on youtube that explain it well and show how to do it.

Kelly
09-20-2013 12:05 PM
carolinacustoms
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Originally Posted by TucsonJay View Post
Nice. I love to see painters break new ground, instead of always copying what they have seen! Of course when you are painting for others, you may have to wait for a daring customer. :-)

Well honestly, both of those are not very new effects, just new to me But it did give me a few ideas I want to try when I get time.

Kelly
09-20-2013 11:26 AM
69 widetrack
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Originally Posted by carolinacustoms View Post
Thanks Ray, believe it or not that was straight from the gun how it sprayed. I think I have finally got my SATA RP dialed in on the SPI clear.

Kelly
I believe it Kelly...I can tell you can paint by the way you sound when you type...that did make sense in my mind...LOL

Looks great Kelly and yes, you have got laying SPI clear down pat.

I love it when I can look at a vehicle after it's done with a polisher in my hand and say, nah...polishing isn't going to help this paint job...after all the vehicles I've done, I think I've only been able to say that twice...LOL

Ray
09-20-2013 11:05 AM
carolinacustoms
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Very cool, now walk us thru how you did them!

Brian
Martin, I will try to get that written up and posted soon when I get to a computer. I will try to include the links I got the idea from. They are both really easy to do (obviously I pulled it off lol). Thanks for the compliments guys.

Kelly
09-20-2013 10:59 AM
carolinacustoms
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
Very nice Kelly...it looks great. Love the reflection of the Jeep in the last panel.

Ray
Thanks Ray, believe it or not that was straight from the gun how it sprayed. I think I have finally got my SATA RP dialed in on the SPI clear.

Kelly
09-20-2013 08:20 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 69 widetrack View Post
Sorry to hear that...I've been very fortunate to not have suffered that affliction with all the painting I've done. Tell your son his work is fantastic...very impressed.

Ray
I think this post was misleading ,Kelly does excellent paint and custom airbrush work ,but these are NOT his work,sorry if I misled anyone.
09-20-2013 08:14 AM
TucsonJay Nice. I love to see painters break new ground, instead of always copying what they have seen! Of course when you are painting for others, you may have to wait for a daring customer. :-)
09-20-2013 07:50 AM
MARTINSR Very cool, now walk us thru how you did them!

Brian
09-20-2013 06:11 AM
69 widetrack Very nice Kelly...it looks great. Love the reflection of the Jeep in the last panel.

Ray
09-19-2013 09:56 PM
carolinacustoms Here are a few I pulled off the other day. They are not perfect, but for the first time trying them I think it turned out pretty decent.



08-27-2013 01:05 PM
carolinacustoms
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Got a couple here ,I think is what he was referring to.

That is some top notch work. Your son is definitely talented and skilled, it must be the name....

Kelly

PS no I am not his son, we just happen to have the same name lol
08-27-2013 10:10 AM
TucsonJay Here is one of my very few scallop jobs. They are curved instead of straight... but that's about all I have.

I did always like scallops. I feel they were the first hot rod graphics, as I remember them from rods and slat flat cars of the fifties. Of course they were forgotten pretty quickly when flames took over in the sixties!
08-27-2013 09:47 AM
69 widetrack Sorry to hear that...I've been very fortunate to not have suffered that affliction with all the painting I've done. Tell your son his work is fantastic...very impressed.

Ray
08-27-2013 09:43 AM
496CHEVY3100 No I don't do any painting any more ,I have lung problem so my oldest son Kelly does my painting now .I only do mechanical and body work.

wish I could paint would have liked to spray my truck.
08-27-2013 09:22 AM
69 widetrack Excellent airbrush work, love the tank with the US flag...is that your work? First class.

Ray
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