“Kids, I’m Sergeant Slam and you need to pay close attention. It’s very nice to be here and thank you for having me, but first I want take time out to give a respectful salute to all of the brave men and women in the military serving our country. They deserve our deepest gratitude. Hooah! Kids, I’m pointing to two cans of Auto Air Colors by Createx; one is basecoat graphic candy paint in deep orange and the other is an aluminum base in the silver bottle (this is the color that you will dab). These paints are available in 147 brilliant and durable colors. Auto Air Colors are ready to spray out of the bottle and do not require any hardeners, reducers or ‘catalysizers.’ Auto Air Colors work excellently with virtually all urethane or polyurethane clearcoats of any grade. Check them out on the web at www.autoaircolors.com for some cool ideas.”

“Wait a minute there, Sergeant Slam, it sounds like you’re doing a promotional commercial or somethin’?” “Hey, cameraman dude, I’m just tryin’ to get a super-sweet endorsement deal on this job since LRB’s pay rate is a big fat zero.” “Yeah, but you’re getting exposure which you weren’t before, plus you’re hangin’ out with Nurse Betty here.” “You’re right cameraman dude. You’ve got me there.”

“In this issue of Lowrider Bicycle, we have gathered all of the items that you need to put on a cool paint job, the way that cool guys and girls like it. Sergeant Slam and I went shopping at Nordstrom’s and bought a few things that I like. Isn’t he sweet? In my purse, we have cling wrap plastic, white paper plate, yellow disposable gloves and ultra-flat primer spray. Sergeant Slam went to Home Depot for a few more items.”

“Sargy also ordered the use of Auto Air Colors, a base color of silver aluminum which comes in three different bases: 4101 aluminum (fine), 4102 aluminum (medium) and 4103 aluminum (coarse). Guess what, guys, they have other pearl paints, too, such as a metallic texture that’ll make good bases, but for this project David used 4102 aluminum (medium) and ultra flat black painted on the Scion body first. And now I will turn it over to Sergeant Slam. Sargy? How did I do, Mr. Photographer, sir?” “Hey, you did fine, Nurse Betty.” “Can I take a break now?”

“Anyhow, kids, now continuing on with what’s hot on today’s hobby tables, David tore a piece of see-through cling wrap from the box, balled it up as tight as it will go, then put it to the side… the westside.” “Are you tryin’ to be hip-hop, Sergeant?” “I’m just tryin’ to put a little fun in this how-to story and if you ask any more dumb questions you’ll be giving me plenty of push-ups, soldier. Readers, let me tell you a cool thing about a marbleized paint jobs; they are all different from car to car, but in detail, the stylized swirl-texture will be most recognizable.”

“Look here, before you begin painting you need to shake the bottle up and down and side-to-side like a crazy car dancer. Somethings I just don’t understand but David says, the more flake and pearl the paint has, the more it needs to be radically shaken, like when I’m down on a Saturday night at the Rootsy Tootsy… ahh, you know me! Let me grab my hat. Go ahead, kids, and pour a small amount of paint in your disposable plate and get ready to get your bowling ball on.”

“Anyhow, kids, now continuing on with what’s hot on today’s hobby tables, David tore a piece of see-through cling wrap from the box, balled it up as tight as it will go, then put it to the side… the westside.” “Are you tryin’ to be hip-hop, Sergeant?” “I’m just tryin’ to put a little fun in this how-to story and if you ask any more dumb questions you’ll be giving me plenty of push-ups, soldier. Readers, let me tell you a cool thing about a marbleized paint jobs; they are all different from car to car, but in detail, the stylized swirl-texture will be most recognizable.”

“Look here, before you begin painting you need to shake the bottle up and down and side-to-side like a crazy car dancer. Somethings I just don’t understand but David says, the more flake and pearl the paint has, the more it needs to be radically shaken, like when I’m down on a Saturday night at the Rootsy Tootsy… ahh, you know me! Let me grab my hat. Go ahead, kids, and pour a small amount of paint in your disposable plate and get ready to get your bowling ball on.”

“After the paint is dry and you’re happy with the pattern you can choose your top color. For this David used 4602 candy sunset shot through a Iwata HPC airbrush. The good thing about these paints is that you can pour them right from the bottle and into the airbrush funnel. They are water-based so you can mix and match the colors to make your own colors. Now, while I’m down here, I think I’ll do a couple hundred push-ups.”

David Reyez is a master modeler from Custom Builders Model Club, the same club as Jay Holt, Nurse Betty and Sarge.