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Old 07-17-2019, 04:03 PM
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front fenders in need of respray

I have a 1934 ford coupe with the famous California Kid black with flames paint job. After almost twent years the front fenders are in need of help. I'm probably asking for the impossible but can they match the paint and is there anyway to protect the flames because there original to the car and in great shape.

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Unless a significant amount of fading has occurred on the other panels, a satisfactory but perhaps not exact color match is possible. For the flames, honestly, a good set of pictures set up for reproducing the outline is about the only way. If the panels were flatter, template and no problem. The only other aid I can think of would be using 1/16' tape and striping a grid over the existing design before photographing. That could be recreated when prep is done and its time to lay out flames, and it could result in a more accurate reproduction of what was there. Most custom painters would probably just need good pictures, and the top view would be very important.
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