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Custom Painting: Cars, Motorcycles, Trucksby JoAnn Bortles
Synopses & Reviews
Whatever the vehicle--from classic hot rod to pick-up to chopper--a custom paint job sets it apart. But not all paint jobs are created equal, so how can you tell which style, technique, or scheme will suit the unique demands of your vehicle and budget? Before making a big investment--whether you’re hiring a painter or doing the job yourself--turn to this book for a clear idea of what works and what doesn’t.
Drawing on years of experience running her own custom painting shop, JoAnn Bortles reviews the full array of options for paints, graphics, and effects. In an easygoing and engaging manner, and with photographs to illustrate her points, she explains the tools and techniques that apply in various paint schemes and shows what might work especially well in certain situations and for particular vehicles.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, considering color combinations or graphics, or simply wondering what to look for in a local paint shop, this book will answer your questions--and help you get the custom paint job that’s perfect for you.
The author reviews an array of options for paints, graphics, and special effects to help readers get the custom paint job that is perfect for them in a guide that explains the tools and techniques that apply in various paint schemes. Original.
JoAnn Bortles is a nationally recognized and award winning custom painter. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines and she has written four books on custom painting techniques for Motorbooks, including the bestselling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, running her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Makes a Paint Job Good?
Chapter 2: How to Chose Your Paint and Painter
Chapter 3: Finding the Right Color
Chapter 4: Finding the Most Effective Design
Chapter 5: Color and Design
Chapter 6: Solid Color as an Art Form—Motorcycles
Chapter 7: Solid Color as an Art Form—Cars and Trucks
Chapter 8: Flames and Motorcycles
Chapter 9: Flames on Cars, Trucks, and Streetrods
Chapter 10: Graphics on Motorcycles
Chapter 11: Four-Wheeled Works of Graphic Art
Chapter 12: Murals on Motorcycles
Chapter 13: Murals on Four Wheels
Chapter 14: Old Paint?
Chapter 15: The Very Best
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