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  1. SoulGarageOH

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  2. Falstaff

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    Really dig the paint,Ron Finch style
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Hmmmm, this is completely rad, I mean rat, I mean....WOW! And...I'd like a peek at the art on the wall / fence behind....;)
     
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  4. seangee

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    Well I do have some art around that I could let you peek at, but those are just mirrors or picture frames that have the backside of the glass sprayed with mirror paint on the fence
     
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    Wild work on the flames!
    How bout a non closeup photo so we can get the big picture.
     
  6. seangee

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    Sure thing... Here you go.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I still have a bit more sanding and I think I have an idea for more painted flames. One of my favorite things about this bike is its ability to stand up straight and sturdy while i work on it. Sure would be nice if every bike could do that
     
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  7. kingfish254

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    Thanks, just my opinion, but you may want to step back and not add more flames. Too much and you start losing any recognizable flame pattern and it just becomes a cool psychedelic piece of art. Nothing wrong with that either, it just depends on what vibe you are shooting for.
     
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  8. OddJob

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    If you are ever contemplating a name change, Chameleon might be appropriate...!
     
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  9. seangee

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    Chameleon might be appropriate. But I think I finally figured out through much experimentation exactly how I want my flames. [​IMG]
    My paint store was out of red til tomorrow but then these flames should be awesome
     
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  10. OddJob

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    I just noticed the "smoke" affect! Looks great! What type of paint are you using, and I assume you have a compressor / air brush?
     
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  11. seangee

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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. seangee

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    Good advice. I started to lose the flame pattern all together. Instead of adding new flames i sanded and went over the top of old flames. This bike feels like glass now with all the sanding ive done. Lol
     
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  13. seangee

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    No compressor, no airbrush. Just a little one shot paint and a couple rattle cans. Thank you though, the airbrush comment was flattering
     
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  14. OddJob

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    I'm strictly rattle can myself.
     
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  15. seangee

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    Me too usually, i was just experimenting with the one shot for a base and loved the effect
     
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  16. OddJob

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    Never tried the "one shot"....can you tell me the brand of paint / technique used? I have a frame I am going to be using for the winter Klunker /bmx/ mtb build off and want to do a unique paint job on the bike...
     
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  17. seangee

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    In the end I went for the trippy psychedelic effect. Lol. You had great advice, but I was experimenting with the paint effects and I learned a lot. Like not to tell my wife out of frustration that she can paint the stays however she wants and that I dont care. I came back to see that everything got sanded and painted. Then I did the same. In the end the paint was a total collaboration and I like it. I will use what Ive learned from the flame painting on other builds in the future so it wasnt a total waste of time or paint.
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    I decided to go with a candy blue paint for the forks instead of the brushed metal because it would have clashed with the chrome ape hangers[​IMG]
    And did the rims and neck to match[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. seangee

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    The seat was recovered by my wife, Em, of Golz UpCycle
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  19. seangee

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    The thing I like best about this bike...
    I'm done. I finished, and in time too (albeit barely)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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