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krabbers
02-09-2009, 03:30 AM
suggestions for paint to be applied to a fluke, i'm gonna give myself a flamejob and i want it to stick

ukeshale
02-09-2009, 03:51 AM
acrylic. finished off with gloss lacquer

UKISOCIETY
02-09-2009, 03:57 AM
I used Rustoleum spray paint for my Flea. Worked fine, but would show minor scratching from strumming. A clear coat sealant spray might have helped. If you stencil your flames with tape, spray paint works.

ukeshale
02-09-2009, 03:59 AM
A friend recommends 'nitrocellulose lacquer' - well above my head

Paul December
02-09-2009, 04:02 AM
Does painting affect the sound much?

UKISOCIETY
02-09-2009, 04:08 AM
Does painting affect the sound much?

If there are too many coats of paint, yes. I sanded the original paint off my Flea before painting, but I've done 2 coats before and it sounded fine.

bluesuke
02-09-2009, 05:41 AM
I have painted mine three times. You need to sand it down some. To much paint will change the sound allot. Regular lacquer scratches easily I found that a satin finish doesn't show scratches as much

ichadwick
02-09-2009, 09:02 AM
I printed graphics on a water-slide decal and used that instead of paint on my Fluke. A little finicky to apply, but holds well and looks good (to my eyes, anyway).

NukeDOC
02-09-2009, 10:23 AM
if you are painting the plastic back part, try the krylon fusion spray paint. that stuff sticks to plastic like a bitbull on a toddler.

believe it or not, this bike used to be YELLOW...
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/45/l_0645eb356bbbe6f516935a73193dca4d.jpg

El_Drine
02-09-2009, 01:43 PM
...that stuff sticks to plastic like a bitbull on a toddler.

believe it or not, this bike used to be YELLOW...

what iz a "bitbull'?

you call that a bike? you should see my pink big wheel.

krabberz, want me to do a Yook Minutes on how to paint a Pluke?

hoosierhiver
02-09-2009, 04:42 PM
i'm gonna give myself a flamejob and i want it to stick


I think I'm gonna use this as a personal catch phrase from now on.

krabbers
02-12-2009, 02:21 AM
what iz a "bitbull'?

you call that a bike? you should see my pink big wheel.

krabberz, want me to do a Yook Minutes on how to paint a Pluke?


a yook minutes tutorial would be fantaztik

krabbers
02-12-2009, 02:22 AM
I think I'm gonna use this as a personal catch phrase from now on.

ha ha , it does sound like a movie quote from a tarantino film

gobes
02-12-2009, 06:45 AM
How about some pics of all the painted/decorated flukes?

NukeDOC
02-12-2009, 07:11 AM
what iz a "bitbull'?

you call that a bike? you should see my pink big wheel.

krabberz, want me to do a Yook Minutes on how to paint a Pluke?

gadamshet! dey gat mi agen! i hab tu go buck tu iskul an lirn mai ispiling agen!

NatalieS
02-14-2009, 08:37 AM
How about some pics of all the painted/decorated flukes?


These two sites are fantastic, if you haven't seen them already!


http://flukemuseum.blogspot.com
http://fleamuseum.blogspot.com

bornagainjeeper
02-14-2009, 08:43 AM
i despirately want to see a "Flukes of Hazzard" fluke...though i think it would just be racially unjust...