Flame Paint Job
According to Rod Powell, custom painter and author of the book Rod Powell's Flame Painting Techniques, there is no substitute for quality masking tape. "Do not make the mistake of going to a cheaper grade of tape just to save a few dollars," he advises in his book. Rod has tried many different brands and 3M has always worked best for him.
When it comes to outlining, Rod likes to use regular 3M crepe masking tape in the 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch sizes. "This size and type of tape is easy to reposition. I try to keep a slight amount of tension as the line is being applied to the surface, and have found that the regular masking tape doesn't stretch or go out of shape like so many other vinyl tapes."
Hot Rods and Custom Cars Featuring Flame Paint Jobs
George Barris' Track Roadster
Norm Grabowski's 1922 Ford Model T Bucket - The Lightning Bug / The Kookie T
John Rasmussen's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
George Wiegand's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster Pick Up - The Barracuda
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Bob McCoy's 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan
Manuel Gonzalez's 1940 Ford Coupe
Virgil Shuck's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Buzzy's 1950 Ford
Bill Daniels' 1950 Oldsmobile
Bill Collins' 1951 Oldsmobile
Ken Foress' 1952 Mercury Convertible
Jack Fields' 1954 Chevrolet
Roger Miret's 1954 Chevrolet - "Morphine"
Ronnie Fossen's 1954 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Earl Bruce's Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Ed Roth's 1956 Ford F-100
Howard Gribble's 1956 Ford F-100
Chuck Burkart's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Gian Paolo Tagliatti's 1958 Plymouth Savoy
Henrik Forss' 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88
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