Newbies information to portray hotrod flames.
Materials and Provides
3/Four inch masking tape
Superb line 1/Eight tape
600 and 1500 grit waterproof sandpaper
orange and purple paint for the flames
paint spray gun
multi velocity polisher
Flames or another graphics ought to be painted on prime of a transparent coated base. Together with giving the general paint job extra depth, making use of the art work on prime of the clear coat makes it doable to take away art work with a rag and a few thinner when you make a mistake.
Together with your 600 grit paper, completely moist sand the clear coat on the floor you are about to color.
Together with your advantageous line tape, lay out the form of your flames, working from left to proper. Push and pull the advantageous line tape into place with each palms working in unison. Pay shut consideration to the stability of the realm to be painted, and the background (that might be masked). If it appears difficult, do not sweat it…you will get the dangle of it with somewhat follow.
After you’ve got obtained the flames laid out with the advantageous line tape, burnish it down good and tight to forestall the paint from creeping beneath the sting throughout portray. That is particularly vital on the overlapping ends.
As soon as the fineline tape burnished down good and cushty, masks off the unfavourable (background) areas together with your 3/Four masking tape, rigorously butting it towards the sting of the fineline tape. Watch out to not go away any gaps between the masking tape and the fineline.
With the flames rigorously laid out and masked, it is now time to spray some shade.
Combine up some orange or yellow paint, and cargo it in your contact up gun. Apply a few skinny even coats, simply sufficient to cowl. After the bottom shade on your flames have dried, load up your airbrush and add some purple highlights to the information…and outer edges of the flames.
After the paint has dried, gently take away the masking tape by pulling it at a low angle away from the advantageous line tape. Now take away the fineline tape utilizing the identical process. Take care to not peel up the perimeters of the contemporary paint.
Clear off any residue left by the masking tape with a clear delicate rag and a few pre-cleaner product.
Time now to bury your flames beneath some clear. Apply as many coats of clear wanted in order that the perimeters of the flames cannot be felt once you rub your hand over it (when it is dry in fact). Should you can really feel the perimeters of the flames by means of the clear, you will must spray one other spherical or two.
As soon as the clear has dried, moist sand it flat with 600 grit. Quickly after you begin sanding you will discover ripples beginning to seem within the clear. You will know you are completed when the ripples disappear and the floor is sweet and flat. After your completed with the 600 grit, moist sand it as soon as extra with 1500 or 2000 grit. At this level the clear will look hazy from moist sanding. Don’t be concerned, that may all change after the subsequent and ultimate step.
The ultimate step is to buff the clear coat to a mirror shine, utilizing a multi velocity polisher. Connect a foam buffing pad to the polisher, then load it up with some sharpening compound. There are a lot of completely different manufacturers of sharpening compounds available on the market, your native auto physique provide retailer will be capable to suggest a superb one. Maintain the buffer shifting backwards and forwards letting the burden of the buffer do the work. Don’t stay in a single spot to lengthy otherwise you’ll burn by means of the clear. Maintain buffing till you’ve got obtained a mirror-like end.