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Old 03-06-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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Post Flaming "How to"

Hi to all,

some people wanted to know how the flaming was done on the Beetle-F150.
What I explain here is the way my friend used to paint his car. There are lots of ways to paint flamings, this one isn't probably the best but it works very well. If you have other tips and tricks to paint flamings, please share your experience with us.

All texts, pictures and explanations are copyright of Guillaume Lefèvre aka maquettedecox.
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Here is how it was done.
1: the shape of the car is drawn on paper (blue lines). Put a layer of adhesive-film on clear plastic and put these up to the paper. You can see thru the plastic the shapes of the car and draw your flames on the adhesive film. It's easier to work on something flat than on the car.


2: The adhesive film is cut with X-acto and some car-lines are kept to adjust the film on the body. The green line is the hood of the newbeetle.


3: The entire car is painted silver because the flames will be silver. In fact, you don't paint the flames but hide them and then paint the final coat. Put your "masks" on the car very carefully.



4: Paint the entire car with your final coat, wait 5 minutes and remove your "masks" very carefully.


5: The flames are surrounded in orange with a pen and clear-coat is applied.

It's done.

I hope you understood my bad english and hope it will be usefull to some of us.

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Old 03-06-2003, 01:11 AM   #2
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WOW!

The Beetle looks great, I'll have to apply that method sometime.

Thanks for the tip
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Old 03-06-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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This is very good tip!
Thanx for sharing.
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Old 03-06-2003, 01:23 AM   #4
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great way of doing it. seems very simple and straight forward. well as simple as it could be. id like to see a better way of doing it kuz right now this seems to be the best

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Wow, that is an awesome way to do flames. Thankyou alot for posting this up, as I will definatly be needing this soon!
If anyone wants different types of flames, let me know. My brother is a soon to be sign writer and a very good artist, so I can get him to draw out some different flame designs, like Tribal, classic or streetrod style flames (the rough ones). It will take me a week or so to post them as he is very busy with a sign writign job at the moment & a TAFE course.
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Old 03-06-2003, 02:08 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Lowryda
Wow, that is an awesome way to do flames. Thankyou alot for posting this up, as I will definatly be needing this soon!
If anyone wants different types of flames, let me know. My brother is a soon to be sign writer and a very good artist, so I can get him to draw out some different flame designs, like Tribal, classic or streetrod style flames (the rough ones). It will take me a week or so to post them as he is very busy with a sign writign job at the moment & a TAFE course.
i may eventually have to take you up on that one sir

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Old 03-06-2003, 02:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing that technique Deedlit. Awesome results you've achieved there.

No problems with you English it makes perfect sense. Although the title of the thread threw me a bit!
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Old 03-06-2003, 03:32 AM   #8
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Just added to the FAQ

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Old 03-06-2003, 03:57 AM   #9
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I was wondering how you did that! thanks for sharing your wisdom! and taking the time to take pictures of it too
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Old 03-06-2003, 05:45 AM   #10
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great how to:sun:
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Old 03-06-2003, 07:27 AM   #11
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Nice flames-

BUT I do them the oppisite way. I cut out my flame masks with automotive masking tape or vinal tape. I do a reverse flame or what yours is. Instead of masking of the accual flame I make a outline mask.

Here is what I do-
I paint my body color first, then after the paint is dry I lay some tape over the body of where I want the flames and sketch out the outline of the flames on the body itself to figure out where the curves and whatnot will be in coraspondence with the flame licks. Next I cut them out on a piece of glass from a picture frame. This gives me the best surface to use since my masking tape wil stick to the glass firm enough to cut out the design yet I can still peel it off with no problems.
I leave the accual "flames" on the glass and take the surrounding tape that I cut the flames from. Sort of a negitive in stead of a positive. I carefully lay this back on my car and tape off the rest of the car to where the only thing exposed is the area where the flames will be. You get the same effect as mentioned before but now the flames can be painted more realistic with colors added and so on.
I paint on light coat of the body color over the flame area first to seal off any small creases I might have missed, then paint my flames. Once dry (about 30 min. using oil based paint-lacquer will take about 5 minutes) I remove the tape and its done-clear coat and polish!!

I wish I had some photos to show you guys what I mean, maybe this weekend when the weather is nice I will do a flame job andd take some photos.

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Old 03-06-2003, 08:04 AM   #12
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great, now post a tutorial about making a Beetle-pickup
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Old 03-06-2003, 11:29 AM   #13
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Simply amazing!
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Old 03-06-2003, 12:26 PM   #14
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Re: Flaming "How to"

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5: The flames are surrounded in orange with a pen and clear-coat is applied.
What kind of pen do you use?? Is it a paint pen?
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Old 03-06-2003, 12:46 PM   #15
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What type of Adhesive film are you using on this project? Where sis you get it? Who makes it?

I'm definately going to try this after seeing your results. Thanks for the help. :sun:
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