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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone here ever used "House of Color Marbilized Paint"?

http://www.gadgetjq.com/prezzzzpaint.htm

I found this in Gadgets Fix-it pages, and really like the look of the purple paint job on the tank at the bottom of the page.

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I've never seen anything like that before but I think its pretty badass! I would like black and green I think...
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I've used it before. Fun stuff but unforgiving, one shot to get the effect you want but it does look cool. The only thing I didn't care for was having to bury it under the candies (never did have luck with them personally) I've also seen it over used,(some guy did a whole car and it was too busy) a little goes a long way.

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I think you have a good point there dragon. The tins and frame on a bike would be tasteful. On a car or truck you would need to restrict it to some panels on the hood, trunk lid, and maybe something like a 6 or 8 inch wide stripe down the side. I will leave the design up to the artists, which I am not.

What would it look like in orange tribal flames??

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I am a mechanic not a painter. I've can do a better job with a rattle can than most people can, but I have never even used actual spray painting equipment.

I never really did like the "artsy" paint jobs. I have an extra tank and fenders, I am thinking about removing the Vulcan emblems from the tank, then just having them wet sanded and painted solid black. On the tank, this will leave a ridge where the original pinstriping was clear coated over. I would like to have that pinstripe replaced in red, with matching red pinstriping on both fenders, then have Vulcan logos (the word "Vulcan" in script, about 5" long) done in red vinyl, and put them where the original emblems were. I think this would be a nice, clean, classy look. And yes, I got the idea from H-D. Jerry.

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What would it look like in orange tribal flames??
Providing the "graphic" was large enough, it might look good. But if it's too narrow it would end up looking like a mistake. The best use I've seen is "panels" much like what we have stock on the sides of the tanks and marblizing inside of them. But a whole tank done and then an unmarbled graphic would be interesting.

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What would it look like in orange tribal flames??
I think a high gloss black tank with orange marbled tribal flame would look awesome! I need these ideas for my practice tank too, keep um comin'. Ya know for not being an artist Hoss, you seem to have some pretty creative ideas.
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I do it a lot for some of my mounting base for wood carving's. I don't buy any special paint. Just choose a base color and a marble vein color, example black base and gold vein, you use very little vein color. Get yourself some nice chicken feathers some small some bigger. All you do is dip the feather lightly into the vein color and apply it slowly with a wavy and rolling motion pulling towards you.You should do some light sanding with a very fine grit.It must be clear coated. You can also use multiple vein colors.You will have to practice veining with the feather. Skip
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I do it a lot for some of my mounting base for wood carving's. I don't buy any special paint. Just choose a base color and a marble vein color, example black base and gold vein, you use very little vein color. Get yourself some nice chicken feathers some small some bigger. All you do is dip the feather lightly into the vein color and apply it slowly with a wavy and rolling motion pulling towards you.You should do some light sanding with a very fine grit.It must be clear coated. You can also use multiple vein colors.You will have to practice veining with the feather. Skip
It sounds very cool. Can you post in the goats belly, some pics of your carvings as well as the marble veining on the bases?

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[QUOTE=OlHossCanada;124043]I think you have a good point there dragon. The tins and frame on a bike would be tasteful. On a car or truck you would need to restrict it to some panels on the hood, trunk lid, and maybe something like a 6 or 8 inch wide stripe down the side. I will leave the design up to the artists, which I am not.

What would it look like in orange tribal flames??[/QUOTE]

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Providing the "graphic" was large enough, it might look good. But if it's too narrow it would end up looking like a mistake. The best use I've seen is "panels" much like what we have stock on the sides of the tanks and marblizing inside of them. But a whole tank done and then an unmarbled graphic would be interesting.
After re-reading my post it sounds like I am suggesting tribal flames down the whole length of the car.

No, it was a separate idea. Marbelized flames in an old hot rod pattern on the hood, fenders and tapering out on the doors.

dragon, your idea for a marbelized MC tank and a plain or graphic panel on the sides sounds cool too.

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Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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