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    Default Spray-canned Ghost Flames onto my hood.

    This is not candy paint, and it was done with Dupli-color rattle cans. The flames are Flash red on the Victory Red Body.

    The vehicle is a 2006 Chevy Colorado Stretch.

    It was block sanded and polished to a glassy finish. There is NO clear or gloss over this- it's the bare paint after compounding.

    I worked all the way down to 2000grit, then hand-rubbed it all out.

    YouTube Video of the flames coming and going as I walk around it.
    Nothing hits the garbage intact.

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    That looks great KB. Lots of hours/days getting it that nice. How many hours from start to finish? Also how did you lay out the flames? That's the part that would keep me from ever attempting it is laying out the flames. I have no artistic talent.
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    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
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    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    That looks great.

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    About two weeks of afternoons. I covered the hood with 2" blue masking tape, and drew them on. They are intentionally not symmetrical. I cut them out with an Xact-o knife...twice.

    I had them done, and screwed it all up.

    Here's the process shots.

    A fresh, solid coat of Flash Red*, then the mask goes on again, but this time, it's a complete free-hand artwork, and can you see the Helizone Firebird Influence in these flames?
    *Slightly metallic, it turns out...nice!

    Not based on, or intended to emulate, anything but itself. Barely symmetrical on purpose.

    Three whole cans of Victory Red go on...

    "Walk Away. HUMAN. Just, walk away. Let it dry completely this time."

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    Very nice, Good job...
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    That looks awesome

    2006 silverado ext. cab
    procomp lift
    325/50 nitto trail grapplers
    22" avatar verde rims
    pioneer 6.5 touchscreen radio/ipod/dvd/nav
    2 12" kicker subs
    black halo HID 6000k headlights
    blacked out tail lights/3rd brake light
    magnaflow exhaust

    bought and currently being shipped to me: rivet mesh grille, black bowtie

    soon to come: true dualed, (maybe) vertical doors, CAI, 6000k fog lights

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    That is one sweet paint job. How did you figure out what color to use for the flames?
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    Blacked-out tail and third brake light

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    That looks great. I would never believe it was done with rattle cans. Always something interesting whenever I see a thread from Killbucket
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    Default, your the man..this is awsome !

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    1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC

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    Looks great man! I wish I knew how to do all the final polishing and compounding! That makes all the difference!

    2006 Duramax LBZ
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    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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