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Old 03-12-2004, 05:30 PM
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Question on flames

Ok, I need some pros to help me out here. I'm working on my '46 Chevy 1/2 T Panel. I'm doing a little flame job on the headlight cans (daughters idea). Anyway I've read an article in Hot Rod builder on the Ohio type flames by Wade Huges, its a great article and has told me allot. I'm ready to start it now but the one thing that was never said in the article is "How many coats of each color to put on??" I'll be using single stage urethane paint for this and I'll clear coat it after for protection.
Incase you don't know about "Ohio flames" they fade into different colors, yellow to orange to purple tip highlights. It's going to be applied over a burgundy main color. They look pretty sharpe and my girls saw them and wanted me to put some on the truck. Since I'm a first time painter I also wanted to keep it kinda small and easy thats why just the headlight cans.

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Hey Dave,
What type of paint are you using? Solid or transparent? This is important because a transparent paint will let the base color show thru and will dilute the true colors of your flames. Either way I would shoot a base coat of white to help the colors "pop". This will also reduce the amount of paint you have to spray to get good coverage and "color".
As far as the number of coats goes don't think about it like that... Watch the color as you are spraying and stop when it looks right. it will NOT take a lot of paint. Using the least amount of paint will keep the tape edge lower also so it's easier to bury under the clear.
Do a test panel or two to get the feel for it and then you'll be more comfortable doing the real deal.
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The base color for the flames will probably need a couple coats just to make sure you have good coverage and the underlying color isn't showing through. The reds and yellows shouldn't need more than one coat. Just make sure the paint you're using can be clear coated. Some single stage paints can and some can't. Modern paints are marvels of chemistry so make sure they're compatible. The "P" sheets should tell you what clear to use etc.

Good luck.

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