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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Okay I know you all have been dieing to see a post on how to flake so lets do a small item.This is in response to "the lord of flake" post I saw earlier with that fine work I thought I would show you how to flake a small swap meet item that is not your typical flake job.So if the JJ has the lord of flake and Conder is surely the Emperer of flake I have duely apointed myself "The El'Conquistador of Flake"

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I picked up a 5.00 cloth pith helmet on the way to the Hamb drags and felt this would be the perfect canidate for a flake job.

1.The helmet must first be sprayed with epoxy buildable primer.This will get really nasty as when you spray primer on cloth it creates fuzzies.Not to worry 4 or five coats and you will be fine.This is done so it can be sanded smooth and and gives the base color something to adhere to.


2. Now that the primer has dried you must block it with 320 grit and sand all the little fuzzies off and make it smooth.once this is done it is now ready to wash down and tack rag it and get ready to apply the under layment color.


3.Now depending on how ya want the final product to appear you can do many things with flake.Today we are gonna do it straight up and simple.Sealer primer,base color that matches close to the flake and flake then clear.Now on with the base color.


4. Now that the candy base is applied and is dried its time for the fun stuff and mixing the innerclear with flake to apply over the base.The mix is based on how thick ya want the flakes to appear the more flake the thicker its gonna cover.I have a top secret form of measure and its like the world famous KFC reciepe you will just have to experiment on your own with this.



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5. Applying the flake it is very messy sometimes and you dont want anything near or around you that ya dont want flaked cause it will look like a speckled pup.Usually with my mix it takes three or four good coats to cover and then I come back over with about three coats of straight clear.With this done its time to wet sand with 600 and apply my graphix.


6. Now that you hve wet sanded its time to hand cut your design out of fiska paper and lay it out and mask it up for painting of graphix.


7.Once this is done you untape and are ready for final coats of clear.


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8.Now we clear it aprox 5 or 6 coats depending on how much it takes to bury it.now we have a product that is ready to wet sand buff and then pinstripe.you can stipe and clear but sometimes its cool to have some rough edge to it.I will have to update you on the striping and you will find that there are many ways to do a flake job but for you non painter types i thought you would like to see how much effort it takes to do just this little project here.

Thanks and enjoy
Shoe 'The El'conquistador of flake"
 

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thanks triumph for taking the time to post this article.


very cool and informative for paint newbies like me.
 

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after i saw that today, i thought i would try something a bit differrnt. i gotta say that my process was a lot less involved. silver base and cinnamon candy and some oooold delglo clear. shoulda worked on the bike today, but i cant find the catalyst for my primer..
 

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Not sure yet have not decided if I want to get that involed cause I dont think its gonna matter cause if ya see me at the Hamb drags ya'll gonna already know me for the *** I am with the red flaked scoot and the green helmet that I dont think anyone will notice if I striped it or not.BAHAHAHH:D

COPY KATTTTT Gotta keep up with the Shoessssss.

Shoe
Randy D said:
you ARE gonna stripe around each letter, no?
 

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Cool tech!

I still think my low buck REAL METAL flake job is cooler!



While the rattle can paint is still wet, take a handful of grinder, lathe & mill filings you just swept up and blow it out of your hand over the painted stuff...
 

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YA FUGGEN KIllen me man.:D Just make sure ya got your tetnus shot up to date be for ya polish your scoot.How many days ya got 8 9 7? the retirement home is just around the corner.:eek: Oh Mighty Keeper Of the Water

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Sawsall said:
Cool tech!

I still think my low buck REAL METAL flake job is cooler!

While the rattle can paint is still wet, take a handful of grinder, lathe & mill filings you just swept up and blow it out of your hand over the painted stuff...
 

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Shoe...that's AWESOME!
Thanks for taking the time to post that!
Say....what size tip are you using to spray the flake?
Thanks again!
 

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Sawsall said:
Cool tech!

I still think my low buck REAL METAL flake job is cooler!

While the rattle can paint is still wet, take a handful of grinder, lathe & mill filings you just swept up and blow it out of your hand over the painted stuff...
are you being serious? wouldn't it be impossible to get the surface flat? you'd have to use like 20 cans of rattle can clear so you mind as well buy the rip off House of Color stuff and equipment.
 

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Yeah, thanks a bunch for taking the time to post that!

That IS a DOT legal pith helmet, right? You need one of the beekeeper masks to wear with it yet.
 

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Tech post Rule!!!

Shoe, oops I mean El'Conquistador I will donate other "Items" for future tech post:D :D :D just kiddin
 

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As I have always been told not near big enough.....Ohh you meeant the gun tip and not mine:D I thnk its a 1.5 or 1.7 but i did a little work on that gun.On big things and bigger flake I would use ithink 2.4 or 2.7.
Thanks for all the comments and crazy d send me some old tin ya problably hoardin out in the black hills I will paint it and send it back in 20 years.LoL
Richie said:
Say....what size tip are you using to spray the flake?
Thanks again!
 
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