View Full Version : Painting hood insulator???
12-01-2005, 08:27 AM
Hello. I have seen a picture of the viper snake on the bottom of a hood insulator painted red with white trim. It's on a 2001 Dodge Viper. The snake head is stamped in the insulator pad from the factory. Someone had paintd it. This stuff is some kind of cloth like material, what kind of paint could have been used on this material that would look good and hold up to the heat. It needs to be put on with a small brush, I will not be able to tape it up and spray it. Any suggestions? Thanks for the advice.
Dennis N. Schmidt
12-01-2005, 09:20 AM
My guess is that it would have been air brushed on and that the paints that they use for T-shirts would be those used. Not sure of this but it makes sense.
12-01-2005, 09:29 AM
I would guess this could have been the process used, bascially the same silk screening done on some t-shirt graphics.
(I did a cut-n-paste off of google) --
Silkscreen printing is a means of printing with stencils. The process is used in making fine art pictures. It is unique because any kind of ink or paint may be used. The equipment for silk-screen printing consists of a piece of stencil silk, called bolting cloth, stretched tightly over a frame. The stencil is placed on the silk screen, which acts as its support. A squeegee is used to force the ink or paint through the stencil and the screen onto the surface to be printed.
Multiple colors may be used in silk-screen printing. Each new color is applied using a new stencil pattern. This new color can only be applied after the preceding color has dried. Several days are needed to complete a print that uses more than one color. In fine art printing, silk-screen printing is called serigraphy.
I've used a slide projector to project images on different objects then used an air brush to trace the image. Works great.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.