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Old 08-03-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Custom Paint Job--Flames

Anyone know how much a flame-paint job would cost? something like in the picture below (just the flames across the front of the car in one color)?



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Old 08-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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that depends on a lot of things...

color of paint, prep work, clear coats, overall time to complete, etc.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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that depends on a lot of things...

color of paint, prep work, clear coats, overall time to complete, etc.
Any kind of range of cost?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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Any kind of range of cost?
dunno, maaco might do something like that for a grand. and one clear coat. im going to be spending about 2500 on a paint job sometime in the next 2 years. but im getting the entire car painted a diff color with accents, inside and out. and ive got a friend in KS who does paint for a living.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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maaco? you might as well tape off your flames yourself and use some spray paint.

don't get a half ass paint job, especially on a car as beautiful as the camaro.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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maaco? you might as well tape off your flames yourself and use some spray paint.

don't get a half ass paint job, especially on a car as beautiful as the camaro.
So I take it you and your husband don't recommend MAACO.
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yeah.... not so much..

A camaro deserves the very best. and maaco isnt it.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:09 AM   #8
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yeah.... not so much..

A camaro deserves the very best. and maaco isnt it.
Yeah, i know better than MAACO or Earl Scheib... i'm looking for a custom shop... i won't get serious about looking for one until i get closer to buying the car though so no worries... plenty of time Thanks for the input, people!
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:42 AM   #9
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I'm sure I can call a few people who used to do paint and body work for my parents back in the day. They owned Wheels and Deals in San Bruno for 28 years. Sold it about 10 years ago though. I'm sure the family friends are still around. Mike LaVallee took off for Alaska, and look at the stuff he's done in the past 10 years.
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I know this isn't what you're asking, but be careful with flames. It's the most cliche thing to put on a car and usually it looks terrible. You don't want your Camaro looking like a PT Cruiser due to cheap flame. Make sure to find an expensive, high-quality painter with a very good shop facility.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:20 AM   #11
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I'm sure I can call a few people who used to do paint and body work for my parents back in the day. They owned Wheels and Deals in San Bruno for 28 years. Sold it about 10 years ago though. I'm sure the family friends are still around. Mike LaVallee took off for Alaska, and look at the stuff he's done in the past 10 years.
Nice... i'll def. be in contact with you when the time draws near if you don't mind? BTW how's that dealer's list going?


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I know this isn't what you're asking, but be careful with flames. It's the most cliche thing to put on a car and usually it looks terrible. You don't want your Camaro looking like a PT Cruiser due to cheap flame. Make sure to find an expensive, high-quality painter with a very good shop facility.
Thanks for the advice. Only reason i'm thinking about flames is because it seems as though everyone and their momma is going to have stripes :( I'm not really one for attention but I do want my 'maro to look different from the mass. I'll be sure to do my research before choosing a painter
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:31 AM   #12
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dont we have a ps of a 5th gen with some wicked ass flames? like the front end is literally on fire?
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:03 AM   #13
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That's Mike Lavallee's work. killerpaint.com

He does some $50,000 paint jobs too.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:39 AM   #14
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dont we have a ps of a 5th gen with some wicked ass flames? like the front end is literally on fire?
I'll have to look around for it, but i think i know which one you are speaking of.
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I can make another one in about 20 seconds. It does look very nice, but just to pint the hood/front end with that design would be about 8 grand, but probably a lot more if Mike does it.
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Best advice is hit a few car shows/swap meets/club events in your area. When you see a flame job to the quality you like, talk to the owner. They're always anxious to share with you who did the paint, and many times are carrying the paint shops business card. Good Luck.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #17
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I think the Camaro would look great with realistic flames, but not hot rod flames.
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I think these look pretty cool.. similar to the true flames that Mindz metioned.

http://www.chuckbauman.com/realistic-flames.htm
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #19
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Couple things:
The way they have vinyl setups these days you can probably get a flame job done in that setup without even having to potentially mess up your paint and it would help protect any rock chips because it would just cover the paint. If one day you decided instead of white flames you wanted silver you take the old off and put on the new.
Ghost Racing Flame Stripes...I know its a mouthful but instead of having solid race stripes, get them done in a ghost flame-usually a pearlescent setup is done...on Red Jewel Tint coat...OMW!!! That'd be HOT!
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Since I did a total repaint at the time I got my flames, I can't really be much help on the pricing. My advice to you is....do your homework. Go to car shows and see what looks good on cars that will have the same body lines as yours will. I got the idea for my flames from a old truck so I had to tweak the design a bit to make them look good on my Z28. As already stated, flames are very tricky to get done right and when it comes to trick stuff like that...YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Don't cheap out on them if you want a nice product. Be careful in your decision though because I have to be very cautious when I drive so I don't get rock chips in my flames. It's a double-edged sword to have a bad ass car that you can't romp on out on the country roads because of the possibility of f-ing up your paint. My Z is in my sig...PM me if you'd like to see more pics.

Good luck with your journey! Took me about 2 years to figure out what to do and it seemed to change all the time right up to the point where they taped them out on the car.
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This is my uncles company. If you just ask about me then he'll hook you up. Can do anything paint retailed to your car and has done many show car projects that has won awards.

http://builtforspeedpaint.com/
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