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64 Impala lowrider (photo update 8/8/17)

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IMG_1728.thumb.JPG.e0ef2d6d6fee656e02a4fI watched some Lowrider videos on YouTube and I was smitten, with the quality of the work, on these cars.

I try and do something new, on each build and learn as I go.

So, this is the first time I've done a paint job like this. I'm going to buy an airbrush soon, but this is all rattle can paint. 

The tape is Tamiya 3mm flexible tape. It's ok for gentle curves, but not for tighter radius ones.

It's probably easier in the long run, to make your own line tape, with twin blades on a sheet of glass. I'll do that next time.

 

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Thanks, Slotto!

 I've just given the skull decals a coat of candy green.

One more colour to go. The same green as the engine and chassis.

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Got the final shade of green on, today.

and finally got the tape off. Not too much bleed. Just a bit of touch up.

Then knock it flat with a wet-sand, then clear etc.

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Fantastic paintwork! The chassis is sweet, and that engine..the manifold looks like polished aluminum! Kudos!

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Nice, great looking paint work man I love the Lowrides.

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Wow! That's a lot of masking. Looks great so far.

David G.

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I've been a bit slow, with this.

15 coats of clear, took a while to lay down and Gas out.

Then I wet sanded down to 8000 and gave it a polish.

Rattle can paint is fairly thick, so the trim lost definition, so I used vinyl tape as a guide.

 

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That is some seriously awesome paintwork and detailing. Please keep it going! Looking forward to the end product. 

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WOW! Nice! Great paint work! I'm green with envy!

Thanks guys.

nearly got burned out on this, but I've managed to get some more done.

 I used a magnetic jig, to epoxy the wheels on straight.

Those with a keen eye, might notice I've 'butterflied' the front camber, a tad.

 

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Amazing

That is some seriously awesome paintwork and detailing. Please keep it going! Looking forward to the end product. 

WOW! Nice! Great paint work! I'm green with envy!

thanks chaps

here a shot of the engine, showing the radiator hose I made

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This is another great hit out of the park. 

Not a big low rider fan but these builds your doing are just drawing me in

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12 hours ago, NothingAsFineAsaW9 said:

This is another great hit out of the park. 

Not a big low rider fan but these builds your doing are just drawing me in

Thanks

this was my first attempt at a lowrider paint job. Before I discovered dual blades and an airbrush. It's a lot harder with rattle cans...!

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12 hours ago, NothingAsFineAsaW9 said:

This is another great hit out of the park. 

Not a big low rider fan but these builds your doing are just drawing me in

Here's my second attempt:

 

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