So I got a sharpie and went to town...

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So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by Sharp » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:00 pm

So I "completed" this project last fall, since then the cars been subject to lots of rain and a lot of the paint has worn off. I probably spent a total of 50 hours or so drawing on it with an oil based paint sharpie. I never cleared over it which is my only regret about the whole thing but I'm thinking about redoing it. Anyways let me know what you guys think.
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Edit: all freehand, except for obviously straight lines. Masked those out with tape.

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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by Petros » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:29 pm

welcome to the list!

Wow, and art car Tercel4wd. If you want to save that put some clear coat on it. OTOH, the next owner will curse you if you clear coat over it.
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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by Sharp » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:33 pm

any DIY Clearcoating guides around? I haven't been able to find one. Someone mentioned surfboard resin once but it sounded like more of a shot in the dark than an actual viable method of clearcoating.

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Post by Petros » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:06 pm

NOT surfboard resin! no UV resistance. Go to the autoparts store and find the paint section, there will be automotive type clear coating in spray cans. Follow the directions on the can, it goes down like any paint, just watch out to not put it on so think that it sags or runs.
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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:09 pm

Welcome!
I was not prepared to like it, but the more I viewed it, my appreciation for your iconoclasty won out!
There is (was?) an annual art car parade in Austin, TX. I saw a long report of it on a long-running PBS series called Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations out of KU.. There was a Terc Wagon in it similarly, but more even more elaborately (!), decorated!
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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by dlb » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:29 pm

i am fully down with that. it reminds me of some modern art that my grandma painted. i say go all the way and finish the car off! petros is right that it will hurt the resale value of the car to most people but i guarantee that there are some people who would actually pay more for it, too. hopefully you live somewhere where there is a large group of open-minded cats. if you ever wanted to sell it, that is.

i've actually noticed that the local drift car scene has taken to decorating their cars pretty wildly. lots of bright colours, each wheel painted a different colour, plastered with stickers, that sort of thing. this would fit right in there.

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Post by deejay1272 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:40 pm

That's awesome! I also live in PDX so I'll keep my eye out for you cruising around town.
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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by ohcanada_00 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:19 am

Careful, sharpie and most clear coats dont mix, the sharpie reacts and runs. I suggest going to an art store and see what they recommend
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Post by takza » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:34 am

Good original design.
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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by Neu » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:29 pm

Keep Portland Weird, right?

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Post by Sharp » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:28 pm

Neu wrote:Keep Portland Weird, right?
Funny you say that. I can't stand those bumper stickers, especially when people put them upside down. Its not even a portland original thing, the whole keep X weird thing started in Austin TX.

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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by dlb » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:52 pm

a buddy got one of those "mean people suck" stickers, which i agree with but can't stand because it sounds so goshdarn weak and hippie-ish, but then he cut the "mean" part off of it. i felt that made it awesome.

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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by Neu » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:10 pm

Yeh I hate the whole keep portland weird thing. It encourages stupid things.

Put a bird on it is probably the greatest thing to come out of portland.

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Re: So I got a sharpie and went to town...

Post by shogun » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:25 am

amazing work man!
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