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Satch's flames

Discussion in 'E85 Z4 (2002-2008)' started by Satch, Jul 27, 2009.

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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Well, the roadster's flames are gone. . . sort of. I had Gilson Body & Paint in Reno take it down to bare aluminum---you knew the hood was aluminum, right?!---and start over. Now it's ghost flames over Motorsport stripes. . . .

    I think I'll take the car to Monterey for the Central Cal Chapter's West Coast Concours. Display only: I ain't buyin' no Q-Tips.

    Then I guess I'll have to go find another Waffle House.

    :D :D :D :D
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    steven s

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    That's the best I could do.
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    Brian A

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    You removed the perfectly good paint from a perfectly good car???!!!???




    ... cool.
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    az3579

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    Finally, Satch; Sense has come over you.
    If you put flames back on, I'll hunt you down.

    DarKWing guest

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    Agreed, much better without the flames. Those things sure do look good in white, though!
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    sunnyandrich

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    +1

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    Satch, with respect, the flames are a bit, ah, dated. :D
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    TIme to figure out how to upload a photo, I guess. . .

    Well, SURELY you didn't think I would LEAVE the flames off, now, did you?! :eek:

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    Actually, this image shows the car with "ghost" flames across Motorsport stripes before we took it all back off AGAIN and re-did it. . . .

    Now the flames are so subtle you have to squint to see them in the proper light. . . so I may eventually do something completely different. . . or not.

    As for the "old-school" nature of flames. . . that's the point. You whippersnappers don't remember when Von Dutch shocked two worlds---the hot-rod crowd and the sports-car weenies---by showing up at the Oakland Roadster Show (I think) with a 300SL Gullwing. . . with flames. But I do!

    Purists faint when they see the Lyle Fisk striping on the rear, too. Heh, heh, heh. :D

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    CRKrieger

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    Screw the purists. Flames were always cool and always will be cool.

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    Von Dutch rocks.....:D

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    Flames are cool!

    You know what else is cool is fire paint jobs. I don't know who he is, I think his name is Mike something. I saw him doing a couple of cars on TV once. It looks like real fire.
    He did it on a black background car and it was awesome.
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    sunnyandrich

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    Fair enough, Mr. Satch sir.

    But I do want to point out I am eligible for an AARP card this year. :)
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    az3579

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    Yes, actually I did. You disappoint me, Satch...

    Don't you worry your little flames, a heart attack is ensuing!

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    AARP card, I remember when the big thing was hand-painted pin striping and scalloping on 1957 Chevys.
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    BMRDRVR

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    Flames are OK, but illusory. A badge - Dinan, Alpina, Schnitzer - now those will provoke heat.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Badges? We don't need no. . .

    Heh. There is at least one other thread around here that discusses the removal and addition of M badges. . . .:eek:
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    BMRDRVR

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    And ///M badges! And the only reason I can think of to remove it would be to clean it really, really good.

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    I Love This!! :d

    I absolutely loved the ghost flames- Satch, you rock!! :D
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    Deutsch Marques

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    As long as it's not a "Type R" or "NOS" sticker/badge. Regardless of how many horsepowers you get by applying one...
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    az3579

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    Dunno, performance > cosmetics in my book, and if stickers that say NOS, VTEC, or TypeR help my car go faster, then I'm inclined to install them...
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Badges versus no badges

    Yeah, those M badges definitely make 12% more horsepower; I noticed it right away when I pried the damn things off. Let's see, there was one on each front fender and one on the back, so that's 36% horsepower I threw away! No wonder I can't outrun that #$$%@! 335i!

    I guess to get in the proper spirit by putting those infernal slash marks before the M: you know, like ///M. I get so much mail with this lunatic affectation that I have had to write a simple macro to purge the document of such nonsense.

    Hmmm: ///M

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