Paint & Body Work - Airbrushed some Fire on a Ford intake...




CO99Z28Vert
11-25-2009, 07:21 PM
I painted this for a friend before but he dropped it on the way home, I felt bad for him so after a month of not finding the time to do it I finally got it repainted. I painted it both times as a favor so he cant complain about the wait lol.

What do you guys think?
This is now only the 4th time painting with an Airbrush so I dont claim to be a professional. :cheers:
I have painted other items with an actual Gun before but you gotta have alot more patients using an Airbrush :)

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crimson_bird
11-25-2009, 07:27 PM
This is now only the 4th time painting with an Airbrush so I dont claim to be a professional.

well sir, i do. that looks great

ls1curt
11-25-2009, 07:31 PM
wow looks great. i really wanna try airbrushing sometime


USMC35thSS
11-25-2009, 07:49 PM
That looks awesome. I have been wanting to learn too.

CO99Z28Vert
11-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Thanks guys.
You should definitely try it out.
It really doesnt cost that much and honestly if you can spend more time on it than myself you will make money off it.

I use an Iwata hp-cs gun and a little $200 compressor. The paint kit was $60 and I still have alot left after painting a few items. I really like this gun too because it will also do detail work (fine lines etc) as you can see with the little model car over to the side lol.

USMC35thSS
11-26-2009, 08:09 AM
Do they make a paint kit for doing flames?

CO99Z28Vert
11-26-2009, 10:00 AM
Yes you can buy the flame kit with True Fire/Green/Blue from Kustomshop on Ebay (or the website) or you can buy the House of Kolor kits for a little extra.

USMC35thSS
11-26-2009, 11:43 AM
Thats awesome.... im going to do it! I will mail you my lid when I mess it up!

CO99Z28Vert
11-26-2009, 11:54 AM
lol Sweet man I am sure you will enjoy it.

Here is the one I did on my car so if you screw it up I can do it for you ;)
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4711/dsc01870l.jpg

When I redo it I will make it brighter, again it was a learning experience.

USMC35thSS
11-26-2009, 12:17 PM
Looks great. Thanks

chevelless502
11-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Wow that looks great. What would you charge for doing some work like that?

Andy

SHORTZ A KILLA
11-26-2009, 11:56 PM
HOT! how does the paint hold up with underhood temps-especially the intake manifold?

CO99Z28Vert
11-27-2009, 07:42 PM
Andy I sent you a PM.

The paint on the Intake actually holds up great! I painted a friends 5.0 intake (I know whats up with all the damn 5.0 intakes lol) with High temp clear and it has been a year and its still in excellent condition.

SHORTZ A KILLA
11-27-2009, 08:29 PM
cool -how much to do an LS1 INTAKE? Do u do other designs (house of color paint) -solid colors etc? thanks:cool:

BadA$$
11-30-2009, 07:41 PM
Great job man! I did my engine cover a few weeks ago...
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/ls4-front-drives-2005-2009/1204950-quick-paint-would-like-opinions.html

Air brushing is a great hobbie that does not take long to get good at, (when I say "get good", I mean good enough to sell!) You can find alot of different guns, paint kits, and mini compressors in air brush action magazine. The magazine is also a great place to get some ideas when starting out, after your done doing straight lines!.

CO99Z28Vert
12-01-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks man and I like your work, its great to see the different styles and thats whats so great about airbrushing.

The only thing that is time consuming is the prep and the numerous steps to paint it, if you have the time yes its true you could make money off of it.

Sand
sand some more
primer
sand
color
color
candy
color
candy
color
candy
intercoat
color
candy
color
candy
clear

DONE! lol

Black FormulaLs1
12-01-2009, 11:13 AM
hey can you shoot me a pm on what it costs to do an intake, frc, lid pleasE/ i may only be able to afford one at a time but would still like to know what itd run me and KICK ASS JOB!!!

02TribalsWS6
12-08-2009, 10:40 AM
lid looks great! I can't airbrush, but need to have mine done. Interested? Fort Collins, CO