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  1. #1
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    What does everyone use vinyl wise to do ghost flames, tribal, images, etc. on vehicles? I have a silver Beemer and was thinking of doing a ghost version of my logo for on the rear quarter panels - would regular etched glass give this effect or is that still too opaque for ghosting? If not my logo, maybe some ghost tribal - dont have to be like yrs and yrs lasting either, just until I get it tricked abit with ground effects and such then repainted a nice deep pearlized ultra metallic saphhire blue.

    It's an '88 325iS if that matters or someone has a better thought than tribal ...
    <div align='center'>Steven "Aardy" Pfeifer - Owner
    54-Design Signs & Graphics
    www.54-Design.com</div>

  2. #2
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    What about a different shade of silver and do a light grey drop shadow.



    When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.

  3. #3
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    Avery Shadow still around?

  4. #4
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    i second Avery True Shadow. It's expensive, but the effect is uber cool. A slightly different silver would look good as well, lighter or darker. Aver's Silver Shimmer is a nice complement to automotive metallics. A bit of flake without being too over the top.

  5. #5
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    Carrie, didn't you do a ghost flame job last year & posted pics of it?
    Kyle aka Kisskrazed aka a Proud KISS ARMY member

    KC Graphix
    Cincinnati, OH

    email me here: kcgraphix AT cinci.rr.com (Remove the AT )




  6. #6
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    yup, True shadow is what i would use.
    Patti Lashomb
    Kalbones Sign Shop
    757-689-3809
    Virginia Beach, VA


    Corel X5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, SignLab, Roland VersaCAMM VS 540, RS 55" Laminator, Cam Tech L10 Laser w/4x8 table

  7. #7
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    Something I have used in the past is the Avery Frosted Sparkle vinyl. It is amazing on how it blends with the car color, plus adds the metalic look as well. You will not be disappointed.

  8. #8
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Kisskrazed @ Jan 14 2008, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Carrie, didn't you do a ghost flame job last year & posted pics of it?[/b]
    yeah, it's in the portfolio forum somewhere. sculls on a jeep. being that the car is silver, the true shadow will end up looking like a translucent darker blue-silver.

    here's the link to the jeep:

    http://www.signforums.com/forums/index.php...st&p=558313

    the airbrush effects made that job... you could do the same thing with krylon.


 

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