DIY Method For Ghost Flames Effect Without Using Paint

DIY Method For Ghost Flames Effect Without Using Paint


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Hi this is Donnie Smith and today we are going to show you to do a custom effect and it is
something that even you can do from your house and it is not expensive and doesn’92t even
take paint to create ghost effect or a flat mat look design and it is easy. First I would
like to mention our sponsor CollisionBlast.com. You can go there and subscribe to their newsletter
for free and get how to videos and information about auto body and paint. What we are going
to do today is I am going to mask off a simple design. Just going to do a little flame and
just show you how to do this and this is fine line tape and it is just a masking tape you
use, makes curves real good. That is what we use for masking stripes and custom effects,
flames or whatever you want to do. It works real well. So I am going to just lay out something
out here real fast.
I am just going to have it in and off this panel here. Come up and again I am not painting
this truck. I am just going to add to this. I am just going to add to this. So I am going
to kind of work within what I have. I am not taking the stripe off. So I am just going
to build a design that kind of fits into here. So something like that and another thing when
you are using this tape, you don’92t want to pull it too hard, because that will stretch
the tape and then your curves will start curling up on here. Flames are just going to start
narrow and then gradually get thicker, wider towards the end of it. If you don’92t like
something just pull it off and redo it and like that very in there. So I just got just
a little flame outline starts off the panel, comes up here and another little flame down
here.
So I am just going to use as my basic DIY design. You are going to step back and see
you like it, if not you can re-tape it. It only takes a little bit of time. Let me go
with that. Now what you want to do is use some masking tape to go round that outline
and make sure you don’92t crossover your blue lines when doing this. Okay you can see
I’92ve got the basic outline masked on top of this. It doesn’92t have to be perfect
like your painting. You know when you are painting you make sure that everything is
taped just perfect so paint wont seep under that, but I am not painting so as long as
what I am going to do. We are going use certain type of sandpaper to sand this and you don’92t
want your sand marks to be passed that line.
Now what I going to do, I’92ve got some 3000 grit and this is not any sandpaper. You don’92t
want to do with if sandpaper is too porous. This is 3000 grit which is very fine and I
am going to kind of fade the sand scratches in kind like you would with air brush when
you are painting. These tips are going to be extra hard and it will fade out here little
bit. Fall around here and be little extra hard in the tip. So I am going to start off
just by lightly sanding these tips and they are flying. I am going to follow the edge
here and follow around this edge. Just kind of sand in and around these edges to get this
tip extra good and more lightly just sand the whole thing just lightly and that is it.
That is all you do and that will unmask that and you will see what it looks like and here
is a little tip if you are doing something like this. We are going to want it the same
exact same on the other side. So you can use something like this to make a template.
Just put it over the area that you are going
to be working on while it is still masked off. So it has an edge to work off it and
this can work with masking paper and this is just gift wrapping papers. You don’92t
have masking paper. What you do is kind of find where your line starts and use the edge
of your pencil. You hold paper so it doesn’92t move. It moves a little. Now you can see inside
of that line. You see now exactly where the ins and ins. So I can go keep that right here.
Now just unmask it. Now you can see. It kind of may be hard to see on camera, I am not
sure because it is not. It is not real visible. It a kind like ghost effect. You can see the
highlights around here on the tips and you can kind see the outline here. It is not real,
real noticeable. It is more of a ghost effect and if there is spot you think needs a little
bit more you can come back and carefully sand it.
If you go past this outline it is going to
mess it up. But kind of go around. But that is basically how you do that and the good
thing about this is if you get it done, ’91Man I just don’92t like that’92 roll this slightly
go over the whole thing with some of the 3000. Buff it up and it is gone. So it is nothing
that it is not permanent. It is something that you if you don’92t like so. Anyway there
is a quick little tip for you for doing a ghost effect. Okay and if you are not into
trying to make your own design or anything like that. 3M has made this really simple
for DIY. They have got this kit.
It is custom made image kit and it has everything you need. It has a sand paper, also has the
paper that you can print on a printer. You can cut it out and put it on there like a
logo. If you want some type of logo, you can print it, cut it out. It has some adhesive
on it. You put it on the vehicle. You sand the logo area and you can sand the whole logo.
It doesn’92t have to be faded in like this. This is just a something that we did a little
different. You can sand the whole area. Peel if off and you got a perfect image of your
logo that will be in this mat look.
So anyway pretty cool little kit. Has everything you need and has all the directions here how
to do this. So anyway just quick little tip for you, I thought it was pretty cool and
thought to pass it along. Thanks for watching.}

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