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Old 03-17-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Is there a thread on here with pics of radical or custom paint jobs that the skoolies have done, or even maybe a vehicle wrap? Couldn't find one...
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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Check out ..https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...TSAVtPey9W6Y4Q

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Rest of skoolie is most paint, lots of flames and stripes, etc and solid colors

Money is biggest factor, why put $15k of paint on a $5k bus?

If your able to...hell yeah go for it and I wanna see the pictures

I miss the old paint jobs of the late 60's and late 70's vehicles had extra flair.....
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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... I miss the old paint jobs of the late 60's and late 70's vehicles had extra flair.....
I keep trying to get Das Mel interested in air brushing. She has no interest darn it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:04 PM   #4
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When done right, it is hard to beat a scallop paint job.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:13 PM   #5
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I'm going to be having some airbrushing done on my bus once its "done".
Considering some pinstriping too.
I have a good friend who is really awesome with an airbrush. He mostly does high dollar custom bikes and helmets, but I think I have him talked into doing some Iron Maiden cover art on my bus. I can't afford to do the whole bus, but we'll see.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:33 PM   #6
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I totally get the...why put 15k into paint on a beater. Was just inquiring what others have done, I like a little craziness. But if you could do it yourself with a few cold ones for inspiration , it’s mostly time….

I used to do a little airbrushing and brush paint on the side, did small stuff like bike tank & fenders/sweat and T shirts/propane tank/mail box/soap box cars/slot cars/bike & welding helmets/out board motor/door mats/boxer shorts/air compressor/state board/guitar & case/bug deflector/ hard hat/goalie mask/fire hydrant etc. again mostly small stuff. Did it for 11 years, still have my 7 Iwata airbrushes and 80 something bottles of paint. Haven’t painted in 12 years, not much in the way of repeat customers. My favorite would be wild life, big cats and wolves. Bought a small Summa cutter and play around with vinyl for something on the side now, lettering up a coach tomorrow and three vans on the week end….repeat customers.

A skoolie would be a HUGE project, originally wanted to hot rod flame the bus with chrome, stainless and aluminum accents…lots a bling! [I can get the bling for nothing off old tractors] Got talked out of it from friends and family…they figured it would be a big heat score and draw to much attention……Soooo matte military green and matte black with polished Alcoa rims it is.


Pics....hmmm, I'd have to get one of my kids to help upload/down load or whatever. Convert from 35mm pics
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our "bling" is 190 green turtles cut out of vinyl on all 4 sides



There is a medium/dark grey metallic dognose here locally that the paint is WOW....no waves and even metallic with no dry spots......he painted it himself, he laughed and said he could never pay someone to do it

If your a painter, all it costs is material, cabinet makers/wood workers always have pimp wood work in their skoolies I drool over
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This brings up the thought of the American map on Motorhomes. The one where each state is colored in as it is visited. Anyone have one of these on their bus? My wife and I talked about putting one on the back.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #9
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Still practising pics.....

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Some airbrushing I did in the past. Mostly just trying to scan 35mm pics and then upload. Getting help sitting here, lol... still have much to learn.
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Some airbrushing I did in the past. Mostly just trying to scan 35mm pics and then upload. Getting help sitting here, lol... still have much to learn.
very nice work,
where are you located in Ontario?
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