Custom Painting by JoAnn Bortles
Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks (Idea Book)

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This book is 157 pages of pure eye candy. Whatever the vehicle--from classic hot rod to pick-up to chopper--a custom paint job sets it apart. Paint will make or break any vehicle project. Paint is also one of the most costly elements of any custom project. 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 colors and paint designs that apply in various paint schemes and shows what might work especially well in certain situations and for particular vehicles.

This book is the most comprehensive collection of custom paint photos that has ever been published with over 700 color pictures.If you're hiring a shop to do your paint, Chapter 2 shows how to find the right shop and painter for your project and how to work with that shop to get the best paint job you can get. What to expect to happen. The good and bad and the unexpected and how to deal with the process so that is goes as smoothly as possible. There are chapters on color, design, how color and design work together to create the most effective paint job for your vehicle. There are two chapter on flames, one for motorcycles and one for hot rods. They both feature over 200 photos that show examples of traditional, real fire, ghost, tribal, and many other kinds of flames. There are chapters on graphics and murals. There is even a chapter on old school paint jobs that show many examples of "worn out" looking paint and rusty patina finishes. The last chapter of the book features some of the greatest custom paint ever created. 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.

About JoAnn Bortles

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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.
Published July 15, 2008 by Motorbooks. 160 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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