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Old 06-13-2007, 10:16 AM
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tips for painting fake rivets

i have a big old ugly 1961 dodge truck.. it is a long bed sweep side with a 440 and 8lug straight axle.. .. the only thing its good for is to turn it into a rat-rod.. i am thinking about spraying it with alumimum paint and trying my hand at spraying fake rivets and seams to make it apear as if it were made of riveted scraps of sheet metel... kinda like a old boing 747 . .. any shortcuts would be most helpfull.... .. .

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I am no custom painter let me say that right now. But things like that are from the basics of air brushing. Cut a circle in a piece of masking tape and stick it where you want it. Then dust a shadow in a "C" shape on one side of the circle with an air brush in black. The little overspray that will fall over the whole circle will make it look like a seperate part.

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I've got a real good how to at home I can post later but it really just involves a simple circles template from an art store. Best and easiest way I've found.
There are a couple of How To's on this at www.airbrush.com. Just check the How To's in the directory at the left on the home page.
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go to a hobby shop and buy mylar stickers. airbrush the spots and apply the stickers, then dust the silver back on. remove the stickers and highlight with your airbrush.
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Something like this?

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that last picture you posted is great, do you have more high res versions of that? or cars in that style? I'm interested in doing a vinyl wrap in that style, and painting rivets digitally.

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You may get some tips here....click here It sickens me a little that it is a Japanese truck painted like a P-51, but it may help you.

Just google image Custom paint rivits and you will get quite a few.

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...do you have more high res versions of that? or cars in that style?
Sorry, that's the only shot I have.
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You may get some tips here....click here It sickens me a little that it is a Japanese truck painted like a P-51, but it may help you.

Just google image Custom paint rivits and you will get quite a few.

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If it will make you feel better think of it as a Ford Ranger
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In 1990 the Mazda B2000 and the Ford Ranger were totally different trucks. Nope, this "P-51" is a Japanese truck and nothing is going to change that.

Now, a Mitsubishi painted like a Zero, that would be cool.

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There a few videos on youtube that show you how to get the rivet effect.
Here's one that I put in my favorites on youtube. It covers more than just rivets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpSqCr8P1Hs
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