Custom cars & paint- jobs " Flamin-Hell !"

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Chris Martin
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I am guilty too of some dodgy ideas of what was cool back then, but I know most of us have moved on from those clumsy early seventies attempts at custom paint, but apparently not everyone. I still see cliched flame jobs on inappropriate cars or badly done.

The tradition of the old black and flamed '32 still looks right if done right. but a lot of folks have lost the plot.

It does not take an art expert to know when a paint scheme suits the car or not, yet we still see many cars with a heap of dollars invested that would look better with a subtle choice of colour, but no.....they have to go over the top with the paint.

Shame, but hey, you can't buy class!

Chris M.

 

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I always liked these two. Probably less masking tape needed here, more a good eye and a steady hand. Back in the seventies Mike Kason used to race the little coupe at the drags, named Kerbdozer, with a neat paint job that faded up from red through shades of orange and yellow. The '64 Oldsmobile was his matching road car and tender when at the track. This latter shot was taken at the gets of Battersea Park on (I think) the second Chelsea Cruise since it got organised monthly.

No idea who actually did the paint though, maybe Mike can come on here and tell more?

Chris M.

 

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Time for some more flames !! How about this state of the art 2012 USA. But where could I get this done in the UK today ? I could do it myself but I sold all my painting gear a couple of years ago and being without a workshop is a bit of a bind. Not the sort of job to do on the driveway , 

RolyMo

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 Are you in the mood for some more flames , with all this severe weather , rain and howling gales you need to warm up to the celibrations, what is that ? the games, the flame games of course , time to light up the UK again to celibrate the return of MG from being sold up the river to China ?

RolyMo

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Looks like my photo went missing down the back of the commuter again !!  on  the previous post, so here goes lets try another picture .

RolyMo

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Back in the sixties this sort of car art was quite popular, did this one for a hair dresser to park outside their salon.

RolyMo

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The custom paint jobs for car paint are growing year on year with unlimited supply of paint colors. Car enthusiasts are frequently coming out with bolder and more sophisticated paint jobs and new designs ppi

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rolymo35 wrote:

 Jokers ! Jokers! Every where !  When you find the time to make an intelligent post  and contribute something worth while, you will be welcome to return,  untill then please don those sunglasses,  take an overdose of the painkillers and crawl up the exhaust pipe of that nasty old Triumph Herald ( are all Triumphs rubbish) ?  You tell me, only this time make it  just a little bit  more polite.

It's called a sense of humour Mr. Mo. No, personally I prefer my classics or newer to be "virgin" cars, or "extra virgin" is preferred. 

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Car wraps in orange county have also a design of "fire blast" and
this is what I meant to be the style of my car but my friend told me
that it was so expensive and I can't afford it. Is it true?