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Heyjude

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2013, 08:58:55 PM »
You need to see if the local HD will trade you for it.. They could use it as a display piece.
Oh wait, I bet Weber wouldn't like it. Kinda odd, HD sold the Stok with horrible results.
Maybe Weber could make em and sell exclusively at HD.. On a limited edition basis.
Cmon Weber, you have so many oppurtunities, lets see em!

So, what would be your ideal exclusive grill?

Nice Work Buckie..   Oooh, a Tye-Dye grill... 8)
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1buckie

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2013, 09:56:49 PM »


"So, what would be your ideal exclusive grill?"

Something like this perhaps.........




I know how to do this.....it's just a matter of finding the right hi-heat paint that will change viscosity by sitting out in open air without drying immediately...... 8)
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2013, 10:00:17 PM »
What's next, Buckie? Swirl painting a kettle? :D

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1buckie

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2013, 10:06:11 PM »

 Well, a replica of Ed's drip paint phenomenon, like just above, might be an activity to pursue?

Some other outlandish mods are on the horizon....stay tuned..... 8)
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Thin Blue Smoke

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Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2013, 04:46:14 AM »


"So, what would be your ideal exclusive grill?"

Something like this perhaps.........




I know how to do this.....it's just a matter of finding the right hi-heat paint that will change viscosity by sitting out in open air without drying immediately...... 8)

That would be really cool!  I would love to see how that would turn out.

G$

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2013, 05:45:36 AM »


 
Something like this perhaps.........


 

You've got balls buckie...

Duke

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2013, 06:05:07 AM »
If you can copy that Buckie, I am finishing a fifties 18.5 it would look perfect on. Just do a sample for us. It's so funny I woke up thinking about this exact thing. It's a little spooky. ???

edhead35

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2013, 06:27:45 AM »
What did homer do to that thing?

See what I did there? ;D

1buckie

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2013, 08:42:23 AM »
That would be really cool!  I would love to see how that would turn out.


You've got balls buckie...

If you can copy that Buckie, I am finishing a fifties 18.5 it would look perfect on. Just do a sample for us. It's so funny I woke up thinking about this exact thing. It's a little spooky. ???

What did homer do to that thing?

See what I did there? ;D

I seen whatcha did there Ed.........
You're on the list......the ever-growing list of WKC comedians !!!!

Like I said:
"I know how to do this.....it's just a matter of finding the right hi-heat paint that will change viscosity by sitting out in open air without drying immediately......"

Two things:

First, this kind of painting is not as hi-test as the original enamel, it will scratch easier, but I think I'm on the road to getting it so it could even be close....esp. starting from a blank kettle....bare metal.....the sandblasters where I got the wok done told me to bring in a beater & see if they could do it, or how it goes, doing it......they would probably trade for pulled pork, I already took them some 'Turds & choinks, just 'cause......
My brother is around high end automotive paint jobs all the time & has gotten to know some of those people, to enough extent I think I could spend at least a little time picking brains on this stuff.........Example: He's working by himself all week 'cause all the other guys in the shop are on site, fitting body parts onto a car that will sell for $3/4 million......I'm NOT kidding!!!!
And we sit here worrying about kettles going for $800....... :o
Getting ear time with these characters might be a tough deal....but it may prove worthwhile also....... 8)

Second, I had an artist friend in the late 80's ~ mid 90's that did paintings that were a LOT like this......using yacht hull enamel, dried in various ways, to various viscosities, & then overlaid to bulid some really wild  "drip" paintings.....wild guy.....ended up shooting himself......but not before he showed me how he did this & traded me a truckload of paper for some of his work.....I have several paintings a lot like this & I'll get some shots of what they're about later today......

Trick would be, like said, finding the right HIGH HEAT stuff that will act correctly....the ceramic spray dries by oxidation, I'm pretty sure, gassing out into the air......a thin coat & you can run your hand across it in a minute or two......that would not bode well for something that needs to sit open & thicken for perhaps days 'till it becomes the proper "thickness" to be applied by a long drawn out "drip"............
Luckily, I'm a self-styled "adhesives expert" ( paint adhesion being at least part of the disipline) & might even be able to figger this out !!!!
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MacEggs

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Re: Feelin' Fruity ?
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2013, 09:28:18 AM »
You actually had me going on this one ... Well done!

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