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PostSubject: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 1:05 am

I'm sure there are other ways but this is mine. It's based on what I learned when doing the same to the inside of Lexan slot car bodies.
You will need the following:
A thick sheet of card for the base.
A thin sheet of card for the 'mask'
Some masking tape.
Some double sided sticky tape.
The photos should be self explanatory as to how to construct the mask.


Place two strips of the double sided sticky tape where indicated. This will hold the body in place while spraying.

Spray the front of the body in your chosen colour:

Expose the double sided sticky tape and stick down the body. If you are unsure about exactly where the fade will start, place the body further in. This will start the fade further back. Then if you get it it to far back, you can move the body out of the mask and spray again.

Now spray your second colour. In my case it's gold and as the rear colour is going to be metalic red, I sprayed all of the rear end in gold, ready for the clear red.

Spray at an acute angle for the slowest fade.
Move the body out and repeat the procedure for next clolour.


Here's the finished body (complete with mucky lens spot... LOL) ready for a light buffing and then clear coat.

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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 1:26 am

That looks very easy. I am going to try it out. Thanks Al.
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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 2:43 am

Cool idea. Thanks for the tip. I will have to try it too!!
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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 3:29 am

Gonna have to try that soon. Looks too easy to be true.

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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 4:45 am

Sweet! Looks easy enough! Thanx Al! I'm gonna have to get this a whirl then.
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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Mon 01 Apr 2013, 12:34 pm

Good tip !
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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Wed 03 Apr 2013, 2:15 pm

Ohh. Cunning. I like it. It could be used for aircaft or ship model too.

I wonder if one could notch or Vee or angle the ends of the "box" to get those shapes tranlating onto the paint.

I can't see why not.


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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Wed 03 Apr 2013, 3:09 pm

Super idea! I wouldn't have thought of that, and it costs almost nothing to get a professional look without overspraying! Back in the day I did 4 color fades with spray cans and it took practice. This, like me, is a no-brainer, thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: My way with fade paint jobs.   Tue 09 Apr 2013, 10:38 pm

I'm glad you guys like it.

Really, the hardest part is making the mask!!

Give it go, you will find it really is that simple.

I Haven't tried it, but I'm sure you could vary the effect by cutting the mask too.




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