Flaming Lawnmower Paint Job

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Introduction: Flaming Lawnmower Paint Job

Over a summer or two, matteo and I repaired an old lawnmower that we found on the side of the road. We decided to give it a sweet flame paint job. It was good practice for painting something bigger like a car, and also let us try out some airbrushing techniques. Before any of the painting could be done, we had to grind away much of the rust and old paint, which is not pictured here. We also had to rivet plates where the wheels attach, as the holes had become worn and broken where the wheels attach- probably why it was thrown out.

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That is a SWEET grasschopper!

Wow, great flame job! Your slide show does an excellent job of showing the steps involved in creating the multi-colored flames. Still takes a lot of artistic talent to do such a nice job! My step son, Yoshi, did a flame job on our old Wheelhorse garden tractor back in Vermont several summers ago... thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of it... -eb

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That tractor is truly awesome. Thanks for sharing the picture!

Thanks! That was his first "flame job" too. We were back at the family camp, so all he had to work with was masking tape, an x-acto knife and rattle cans - came our really nice! It sure makes it fun to go out an mow or roto-till!

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that looks awesome!

i pimped my 20 years old law boy. Thank you guys for the idea.

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nice man i love 2stokes

Saw your mower on Flicker, nice build :D I an inspired!

Looks good... one old school rodding trick that will really make the flames pop is to pick a contrasting color (usually something that you would think of as unnatural) and pinstripe the edges of the flames.  It smooths out any rough lines and gives you a little leeway to add weight to where you need it and take away where you don't, and from a distance you don't really notice it, you just notice that the flames are more noticeable.  In your case I would try lime or grass green...