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OK, looking for a lil "POP" on my Smokn05...Need advice on ghosting flames. I am looking for a VERY subtle flame job that can't be seen unless it's in the right light. I see a lot of the black cars that have ghosted flames using a "purple?" for the outline, I would really prefer no color for the outline. Is there a way to do it like I am talking about?

Did quite a bit of research for this on the net, and have seen VERY little that helps.
 
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Digital,

There are several pictures of ghost flames in the gallery. lloger has a great picture of 'em on a smokin' asphalt - very tastefully done. The yellow one beside it too.

http://www.ssrfanatic.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/945/sort/2/cat/3020/page/4

If you do a search on ghost flames, you can get lots of info and talk to those who have done it.

I'm still deciding on how to do the ghost flames on the silver.


Good luck, when your done - hope to see your pics.

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We have the pin striper coming on Saturday to do our Yellow baby finally! I haven't been able to find very many samples of unusual designs on the web.....wish we had more examples to go by. Any suggestions of a website to help? Googled a bunch but mostly info on how to do, not examples. :cool
 
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For what it is worth, Ghost flames are usually only an application of a pearlescence. The amount of "visibility depends on the amount of pearl used and the number of coats applied. One I would like to see is a black pearl on a black SSR with a very Tiny bit of an additional color (depending on the owners favorite color) frosted around the edges.
As far as the ghost flames on a Silver, the most logical approach would be Platinum Pearl. lightly applied.
Either one of the vehicles in question would look Kool with the ghosties.

Now personally, when I get mine, I am going to do them in a ghost, realistic flame, which would only be in pearls clored to match the vehicle, hopefully Aqua Blur. Flames are a specialty of mine, old saying,.. :cool been there, done that. but gonna do it again!
 
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Kool Kustom said:
... As far as the ghost flames on a Silver, the most logical approach would be Platinum Pearl. lightly applied.
Either one of the vehicles in question would look Kool with the ghosties.

Now personally, when I get mine, I am going to do them in a ghost, realistic flame, which would only be in pearls clored to match the vehicle, hopefully Aqua Blur. Flames are a specialty of mine, old saying,.. :cool been there, done that. but gonna do it again!
Thanks for the Platinum Pearl idea...you wouldn't happen to know anyone you could recommend in Western KY for the paint job would you?

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I've always toyed with the idea of ghost flames on my Redline, but never followed up because I didn't know where to go to make sure it was done right.

BTW, what is the price range of a good ghost flame job? What would look good on the Redline? :ssr
 

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BTW, what is the price range of a good ghost flame job? What would look good on the Redline? :ssr
We paid $1300. for ours, and are very happy. They are Ultra Silver pearl tipped in Viper Blue. We had ordered the Platinum Pearl, but at the last minute my husband decided to go a little bolder.

The Redline would look hot with ghost flames - maybe Platinum Pearl tipped in a deeper shade of red??
 

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To be different, you can lay out the flames and paint them with a flattened clear. No color change, just a lack of shine.
 

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Kool, thats what I am looking for exactly! Black on black. Would it need a hi-light color to show though?

Rebel, another very nice idea...but i gotta have d'shine!
 

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vettegirl, that is absolutely gorgeous! I like your suggestion about a similar look on the Redline. If only I could find somebody that could do this kind of work here in (or near) Flagstaff. Oh, well. . . . I'll wait until I move to north Florida. :leaving
 

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Cool Flames

Digital said:
OK, looking for a lil "POP" on my Smokn05...Need advice on ghosting flames. I am looking for a VERY subtle flame job that can't be seen unless it's in the right light. I see a lot of the black cars that have ghosted flames using a "purple?" for the outline, I would really prefer no color for the outline. Is there a way to do it like I am talking about?

Did quite a bit of research for this on the net, and have seen VERY little that helps.
Hi Digital

Talk with Lloyd (lloger) he has the best ghost flames I've seen, you have to stand at angles to see them. Thats a true ghost flame.. :thumbs :thumbs :thumbs
 

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hmmm, last 7 of VIN is B116192. Am I wrong? BOY do I feel sheepish!
Not wrong, just not completely correct. Don't take off the "1"; it should be 16192!
 

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Thanks for catching that SA, and thanks for the clarification Zainno...You need a web site Z! PM me, i need to find out available and recommended products from the Z line! (and should I zaino before a ghosting?)
 
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Digital:
The Black SSR is a non metallic color, the pearl is a light refracting material, if you put just black pearl and nothing else the flames will only show up due to the difference in light reflection between the two surfaces, therefore, they would be extremly subtle, if you frost the edges with another color of pearl or a candy, say red, or green, or blue or any color they will show up a bit better. Again, it depends on the number of coats and the density of the material. You can go from, ya hafta look for'em or WOW those sure stand out! :cool
 

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Vettegirl's flames look more like flames than they do ghost flames. It does look nice. The ghost flame painting process was shown on an episode of American Hot Rod a short while back. If I recall correctly, the car had a base color painted on, then the flames were added, and then the whole car was painted the final color. An example could be a white base with black flames, and then red painted over that. With the proper thickness of top coat, it would look very nice.

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"Real" Ghost flames

Kool Kustom is correct, that way is the traditional way. If you can see color on the tape (masking), you have put too much on. A true Ghost flame totally disappears, out of the sunlight reflective angle. :flag
 
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