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Took a Break from painting Cranks
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:50 PM
I put the airbrush to the trailer and motor and "pimped out" my Triton with some "true-fire" flames. now if the ice would melt I might even get out and test all the cranks I made over the winter.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:03 PM
i wonder if my 4hp johnson would go any faster if it had flames on it...HA awesome job i love the look of the true flames
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:04 PM
Beautiful job, that looks soooo cool. I see a new calling in that talent.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:14 PM
I can just see it now, a new forum titled: Pimped Boats and Trailers. The thing I would fear most is somebody adding air bags to their trailer to match their truck and watching them going up and down on the way to the lake. You could almost make a case for them by claiming they allow you to adjust the height of either to the proper level to launch you boat. Now I'm going to be watching for that at the ramp.
Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:32 PM
Thats cool. Are you panting the bottom like a top water lure. Or you dont want to find jaws?
Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:25 AM
Man I sure wish I had that XR6 about now, I had one a few years ago and it was very good on gas, want to trade ?
Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:58 AM
Very nice Bassn! I thought about trying something on the gas tank of my cycle...how much stenciling did you use? Was this the first time you have ever done flames? They look good!
Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:28 PM
Man thats great. The boat looked like it was going 80 mph just sitting there.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:01 PM
[quote name='6_feet_deep']how much stenciling did you use? Was this the first time you have ever done flames? /quote]
There is no actual spray thru stencil. Everything is free hand. There is what you call a "free hand stencil" that you use to get your sharp lines. It's a 12 step process and it took me 2 months of practice just to get it half right. That was my first actual paint job. Check out a guy by the name of Ed Hubbs on You-Tube, he has a lot of "how to" vids for flames and other teqniques.
Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:16 PM
Hey, I got a Merc 150 EFI and had ACTUAL FLAMES coming out of it last week. Yours look much nicer. The smoke was obscuring mine
Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:02 AM
Thanks Bassn...your flames look good man. I knew there were no spray through stencils, but I didn't know how much stenciling you had to do in order to get the shapes you were getting. You did a great job your first time in!
Thanks for the Ed Hubbs tip, I'll check him out!
Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:32 AM
Sweet! Nice job and yeah practice is what it always takes to get better.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:53 PM
Are you going to add flames to your squirrel roaster - that would look so cool!
Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:12 AM
C'Mon Bruce...who needs to paint flames when you can go to AutoZone and get such cool reflective ones. Not just great for squirrel roasters, but coming off of the wheel well of your car too!