If you were with us last issue, you watched as Mike Ramirez of Buck Wild Design Studio showed us some of the steps of how he lays down what he calls an old-style paintjob. In that article we covered the process of applying the basecoats for this style of paintjob, which included, silver, transparent blues, black, kandies, and mini metal flake.
One of the key things Mike pointed out in that article was to think many steps ahead so that the following stages in the process would still have room to fit and flow with the contour of the surface. To achieve the ’60s/’70s lowrider look he was going for and help the overall style of the paintjob look right, the basecoats were a combination of paneling, thick and thin lines, and tape shades/fades.
Moving onto this next part, Mike showed us some basics on finishing off the old-style paint project with some intricate details like airbrush work, silver leaf, scroll work, and pinstriping. HB
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