Ever wonder how to paint flame paint jobs? Today, we’re going to go over a few basics to help you out.
- Your chosen body
-Your choice of paint colors (I recommend Tamiya Lexan paint)
-Spaz Stix Ultimate Plastic Surface Pre-prep spray
-Latex or nitrile gloves (to keep oils off of the body)
-Flame masks (from your local hobby shop)
-A red scotch brite pad
-Some paper towels, lexan scissors, and a body reamer.
Step 1: The first thing to do is to locate where your body posts are. The easiest way to do this is to mark them with a sharpie on the clear removable film.
Step 2: Then use the pre-prep spray to clean and degrease the inside of your body. Apply gloves before touching the cleaned body. Apply the window masks to the inside of the body using firm pressure. The window masks are included with your body. Make sure all edges of masks are completely adhered to the body to prevent the paint from bleeding.
Step 3: Use a dry red scotch brite pad to scuff the inside of the body where paint will be applied. Wipe out any leftover dust or debris with a dry paper towel.
Step 4: Next, apply the flame masks where you want them using firm pressure to make sure they are fully adhered to the lexan body.
Step 5: Next, spray a few light coats of the main body color, making sure to wait 15 to 20 minutes between coats.
Step 6: Remove the flame masks and spray your choice of flame color. I like to put a coat of white, black or silver paint to seal and protect the paint. Some companies make a special undercoat paint for this purpose, but it isn’t required.
Final Step: Lastly, remove the window masks and cut out your body with scissors and make your body post holes with the body reamer.
Enjoy your new custom flame job.
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