I suppose it would be a matter of personal taste...the comple-
mentary color of blue is orange...and I have an orange truck that I put a narrow blue stripe on....People ask me why blue, and I say because I wanted to...so ......it is your truck......!
I have a 66 that i am restoring. When done i will be painting it emerald metalic blue with liquid pearl in paint. Two stage.
Then i will do my ghostflames.
From some of my research i have been told that you can either spray it with a shade lighter color or just shoot straight pearl then clearcoat.
Also learned that if you paint base then clear coat (3) and then flames, sand with 2000 grit then clear again you will get somewhat of a three D effect.
Hope this helps and if anyone can add to this i am also learning before i paint mine.
The only real way to get the affect you have pictured in your mind is to experiment. Paint a test panel with your base color and then try the various ghosting and color options.
For example, I pictured red ghost flames on a black tool box of mine. When I used red pearl, it didn't even come close to what I had pictured. Only after experimenting with other pearl colors did I get the affect I wanted.
Originally posted by Brett99 My truck is true blue matallic with Silver matallic flames.
Check it out and see if you like it
all i can say is wow. that beast shoud be the next truck of the month. i like how you carried the flames onto the guage area. its the little things that make it cool. the lift helps too. how much cash did you put into it?
Originally posted by jessfactor all i can say is wow. that beast shoud be the next truck of the month. i like how you carried the flames onto the guage area. its the little things that make it cool. the lift helps too. how much cash did you put into it?
Thanks for the great comment on the truck. I've spent the last two years building this truck. I "think" I put an extra 15K of mods into the truck so far. In fact I just spent 5k in the past 3 months and I still have lots of ideas but no more money LOL
i would add a touch or orange / white to the mix for the ghosting but it is really up to your taste in color. "ghosting" is supposed to make people "look" for the flames or graphics being ghosted so you dont wanna go overboard.........good luck hope it turns out nice!
I'd be checkin' out some of the techniques guys use to do Harley tank artwork - using layers of similar colored prismatic color changing paints. Some of those tanks should be hanging in art museums somewhere, lol. Fire's never a constant one color, it's lots of similar colors at any given time, so I'd be thinkin maybe one shade darker blue and one shade lighter blue iridescent paint with a mother of pearl in between them, then a real thinned coat of the same color as your truck over top - this would let some of each color through in different areas of the flames and give it that 3-dimensional quality.