Custom cars & paint- jobs " Flamin-Hell !"
Inn the pic of the dragster with a scooter beside it, the scooter is probably used to tow the dragster from its pit to the staging lanes, where the driver gets suited up & strapped in, then goes out to do his run. Other teams use golf carts, so all startline crew can accompany their race car.
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 ,
There are several guys doing "proper" paint jobs like these in the UK, one of the most well-known would be ProSign here in Wallington, run by Neil & Mandy Melliard. However, be prepared for spending several thousand pounds for a decent flame job (that 32 was in the region of £4-6K), a full race car paint including signage runs into 5 figures!! But for that you would get state of the art graphics, flames or whatever you desire.
Thanks for the mention, Mr.Tee
We did indeed do the flame job on that coupe, but need to put a few things straight. Did the flames whilst it was in a paintshop just before it got clearcoated, House of Kolor basecoats and Kandies, all hand striped afterwards, then re cleared. Pinstriped, goldleafed and candy design on hood and boot. Done for £2500 + vat. Had tons of louvres too.
I do think people are put off having jobs done, or even asking, because of pre-conceived ideas of cost. So please ask . Many of our British hotrod professionals are very reasonable and very, very good
and for the record...thus far we have'nt done a 5 figure paintjob.....and we've done a fair few. Seems there are a few myths surrounding custom paint prices!
JUST TRIED TO GET A BROWSER WINDOW FOR PHOTO , NOT POSSIBLE , WHAT'S UP ?
"The art of painting cars seems to be a dying art"
I agree with that statement rolymo35. As the flies, car styles and themes evolve quickly. Preferences over car painting also change. I admit I'm not a fan of vehicle art painting but when I read this post I immediaely appreciate the essence of it. I know car painting and adding some art to it can be very costly. Recently, I tried to inquire about how much will it cost and yeah, I realize that I need some extra cash for my mustang's transformation.