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(NARRATOR)>> FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY, OUR '67 GIVEAWAY EL CAMINO HITS THE PAINT BOOTH. JEREMY SHARES SECRETS OF AN AWARD WINNING PAINT JOB, INCLUDING GHOST FLAMES, SHADOWS, FADES, AND A COOL EFFECT YOU'VE GOTTA SEE TO BELIEVE. THAT'S ALL TODAY ON TRUCK TECH.

(JEREMY)>> WELL THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE TO GIVE OUR '67 EL CAMINO A LITTLE COLOR, AND WHEN I SAY A LITTLE COLOR I MEAN A WHOLE BUNCH OF COLORS. BASICALLY EVERY COLOR OF THE RAINBOW.

(LT)>> THAT'S RIGHT, AND THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL PROJECT FOR US. YOU SEE WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH GABRIEL RIDE CONTROL FOR THE HIJACKER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EL CAMINO SWEEPSTAKES WHERE ONE LUCKY VIEWER, POSSIBLY YOU, COULD WIN THE KEYS TO THIS ICONIC RIDE.

(JEREMY)>> AND SINCE WE KNOW ONE OF YOU OUT THERE'S GOING TO WIN THIS TRUCK WE WANTED IT TO BE PERFECT. SO WE BLOCKED IT ALL DOWN, GOT IT LASER STRAIGHT, BLEW THE TRUCK APART SO WE COULD SPRAY THE DOOR JAMS, HUNG IT ALL BACK TOGETHER, AND THEN MASK IT UP TO PREPARE FOR BASE, AND ALSO WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHY THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD AN EXTRA FUEL DOOR OR TANK IN THE BED, BUT I WENT AHEAD AND CLEANED ALL OF THAT UP, AND AS SHE SITS RIGHT NOW SHE'S READY FOR SOME COLOR.

(LT)>> THE PAINT ON OUR EL CAMINO IS GOING TO BE PERIOD CORRECT, AND SINCE WE'RE GOING FOR A VINTAGE '70'S STYLE BUILD FOR US THAT MEANS A LOT OF BRIGHT, VIBRANT COLORS THAT HAVE HEAVY METALLIC AND CANDIES. PLUS JEREMY'S GONNA HAVE SOME TIME TO SHOW YOU SOME CUSTOM TRICKS THAT THE OLD SCHOOL PAINTERS WOULD USE, LIKE GHOSTING, A SHADOW, AND AS BUMPUS SAYS, A BIG OLE FADE!

(JEREMY)>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT BUT LET'S GET THIS CAR IN THE BOOTH.

(LT)>> DUDE, IT'S NOT A CAR, IT'S A TRUCK.

(JEREMY)>> GO ON AND GET THIS CAR IN THE BOOTH.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PAINT JOB. IT'S A LITTLE MORE INVOLVED THAT WHAT WE NORMALLY DO, BUT I'LL GET TO SHOW SOME TECHNIQUES THAT YOU WOULD SEE COME OUT OF A HIGH END PAINT SHOW.

(LT)>> ALL RIGHT! WELL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

(JEREMY)>> HEY, THANKS!

WHEN PREPPING FOR A COMPLICATED COLOR SCHEME LIKE WE HAVE ON OUR HIJACKER EL CAMINO IT IS ABSOLUTELY KEY WHEN YOU HANG ALL THE PANELS BACK TOGETHER THAT YOU SET THE GAPS PROPERLY CAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE GRAPHICS THAT RUN FROM PANEL TO PANEL, AND ONCE WE GET THE PAINT SPRAYED, WELL THEN WE CAN'T MOVE ANYTHING BECAUSE OUR PAINT LINES WOULDN'T MATCH UP. SO BEFORE YOU LAY DOWN ANY PAINT, BE SURE YOU SET EVERYTHING EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT IT. YOU CAN SEE WE'VE ALREADY DONE THAT.

(LT)>> THE OTHER THING THAT WE'VE DONE IS GO AHEAD AND SEAL THE CAR IN A GRAY PPG DP 50 SEALER. NOW THIS IS GONNA CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF COLOR COATS THAT WE NEED TO GET FULL COVERAGE.

(JEREMY)>> RIGHT NOW WE'RE PREPPING FOR THE FIRST COAT OF COLOR BY MAKING SURE THE EL CAMINO IS CLEAN BY WIPING IT DOWN WITH A TACK RAG. WHEN TACKING IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO USE A BLOWER AT THE SAME TIME. THIS WILL RELEASE ANY EMBEDDED DIRT AND THE TACK RAG WILL PICK IT UP. ON A JOB LIKE THIS I'M USING AN ASSORTMENT OF PAINT GUNS AND I'M GOING WITH DEVILBISS. I'LL BE USING EVERYTHING FROM A BASE COAT GUN TO AN AIR BRUSH, AND SINGLE SOURCE IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE CAME THROUGH FOR US AGAIN. WE'RE GOING WITH PPG AND THEIR DBC LINE. WE PICKED UP EVERY COLOR WE NEED TO LAY DOWN ON THE EL CAMINO. WE ALSO PICKED UP A GALLON OF DBC 500, WHICH IS A COLOR BLENDER. BASICALLY A CLEAR BASE, AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. I'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT LATER. PICKED UP A FEW GALLONS OF 20-21 CLEAR AND ALL THE ACTIVATORS AND REDUCERS WE'LL NEED. WE'LL GET STARTED BY MIXING UP SOME ORANGE. THE ORANGE WILL BE OUR PIN STRIPE SURROUNDING ALL OF THE GRAPHICS ON THE TRUCK. IT MIXES ONE TO ONE WITH REDUCER AND I'M USING DT 885. THE 885 MEANS IT'S FOR TEMPS RANGING FROM 75 DEGREES TO 90 DEGREES, AND OUR BOOTH IS RUNNING RIGHT AT 80. SO THAT'S PERFECT! I'M LAYING DOWN A COUPLE OF COATS OF ORANGE IN THE AREAS WHERE THE PIN STRIPE WILL LIVE. I'M SPRAYING IT AROUND THREE TO FOUR INCHES WIDE TO GIVE MYSELF A LITTLE ROOM TO PLAY WITH WHEN I START TO LAY DOWN THE TAPE. SINCE I DON'T NEED A VERY WIDE PATTERN AND WE'RE NOT LAYING DOWN A LOT OF PAINT, I'M USING THE DEVILBISS SRI PRO MINI GUN. THE SMALLER GUNS ARE GREAT FOR THIS TYPE OF APPLICATION.

OKAY, NOW WE'RE READY TO LAY DOWN SOME TAPE. NOW I'VE SPRAYED QUITE A BIT OF ORANGE HERE BUT WE'RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THAT. WE'RE ONLY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO BE UNDER OUR TAPE. NOW I'M USING QUARTER INCH VINYL TAPE FOR THIS. NOW ONE THING TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU START TO PULL A LINE IS DON'T GO IN SMALL SECTIONS LIKE THIS. YOU'LL NEVER GET IT STRAIGHT. ONE THING I LIKE TO DO IS WALK THE ENTIRE PANEL. NOW ONCE YOU DO THIS YOU CAN WORK WITH IT A LITTLE BIT AND LAY IT DOWN RIGHT WHERE YOU WANT IT. THAT WORKS REALLY WELL. NOW REMEMBER, TAPE IS CHEAP AND PAINT ISN'T. SO GET THIS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

THE REASON I SPRAYED THE ORANGE SO WIDE IS TO MAKE SURE I COVER WHERE I WANT THE STRIPE TO BE, AND IF I HAPPEN TO STAND BACK AND LOOK AT IT AND THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER AN INCH ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, WELL I'VE ALREADY GOT THE PAINT THERE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

(NARRATOR)>> NEXT, LAYING OUT THE FLAMES!

(JEREMY)>> WELL AS YOU CAN SEE I'VE GOTTEN ALL THE TAPE LAID DOWN FOR OUR PIN STRIPE AND I'VE TAKEN A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO MASK UP THE TRUCK SO WE DON'T CONTINUE TO GET OVERSPRAY ALL OVER EVERYTHING. NOW THERE'S MANY WAYS YOU COULD SPRAY THIS TRUCK. USUALLY YOU HAVE A DOMINANT COLOR AND THAT'S WHAT YOU WOULD LAY DOWN FIRST, AND THEN YOU WOULD ADD PAINT ON TOP OF THAT, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE WE PRETTY MUCH HAVE AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF EACH ONE. SO I'VE DECIDED I'M GONNA START WITH THE BLUE BECAUSE IT'S GOT THE MOST DETAIL IN IT, IT'S GONNA BE THE MOST TIME CONSUMING, AND I JUST WANT TO KNOCK IT OUT. SO WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD, FINISH THIS UP, GO OUT THERE AN MIX UP A LITTLE BLUE. SOMETIMES YOUR VINYL TAPE WILL GET WRINKLES AROUND THE CORNERS. HERE'S A TIP. HEAT UP THE TAPE WITH A LIGHTER AND IT SHRINKS RIGHT DOWN AND WILL LAY FLAT.

THE BLUE MIXES ONE TO ONE WITH A CAP FULL OF ACTIVATOR, AND I'M USING THE DEVILBISS BASE COAT GUN TO LAY IT DOWN. THE METALLIC COLORS JUST FLOW OUT OF THIS GUN AND IT MAKES SPRAYING EASY, AND I'M LAYING DOWN A FEW COATS OF THE BLUE. NOW I'M LAYING DOWN A COAT OF THE DBC 500 CLEAR BASE. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP. THIS PRODUCT GIVES OUR BASE A PROTECTIVE COATING FOR LAYING DOWN GRAPHICS. IF WE HAPPEN TO GET ANY OVERS SPRAY ON THE PANEL, LIKE FROM SPRAYING OUR FLAMES, THIS PRODUCT EASILY ALLOWS US JUST TO SAND THE OVERSPRAY OFF WHERE WE COULDN'T DO THAT ON OUR METALLIC BLUE BASE. I'LL DO THIS BEFORE EVERY GRAPHIC THAT GOES DOWN. OKAY I'VE GOT A COAT OF CLEAR BASE LAID DOWN AND THAT'S GOING TO PROTECT OUR BLUE BECAUSE WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE HANDS ALL OVER THIS THING, READY TO LAY DOWN OUR FLAMES. I'M USING EIGHTH INCH TAPE FOR THIS, AND THAT PANEL I PAINTED A LITTLE WHILE BACK, WELL WE'LL USE THAT AS REFERENCE AS WE GO, BUT YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T THINK OF AN OLD HOT ROD WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT FLAMES. YOU KNOW IT STARTED BACK IN THE '40'S, '50'S, AND USUALLY WHEN YOU THINK FLAMES YOU THINK ABOUT THE WHITE, THE ORANGE, YELLOW TO RED FLAMES RIGHT? WELL ON THESE WE'RE GONNA DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. WE'RE GONNA GHOST THEM IN. I'M ACTUALLY GONNA USE A CANDY COLOR AND AIR BRUSH AROUND THE INSIDE OF THE TAPE LINE, AND THAT'S JUST GONNA CREATE THIS EFFECT TO WHERE OUTSIDE IN THE SUN YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THEM. THEY'LL REALLY POP, BUT INSIDE A BUILDING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THERE'S GONNA BE REALLY HARD TO NOTICE, AND THAT'S JUST A COOL EFFECT. NOW FORTUNATELY FOR ME I GOT TO WORK WITH A LOT OF THESE OLD SCHOOL GUYS THAT SHOWED ME SOME OF THOSE TIPS AND TRICKS THAT MOST PEOPLE WON'T SHOW YOU. SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO LEARN THIS ALL ON MY OWN, BUT IT DOES TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF SKILL TO GET THIS DOWN, BUT MAN YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT IT.

LAYING DOWN GRAPHICS LIKE THIS FREE HAND IS AN ART AND IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE. THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT. GRAB AN OLD PANEL AND GET A GOOD QUALITY TAPE AND JUST START PULLING LINES. THE MORE YOU DO IT, THE BETTER YOU'LL GET. OKAY WE'VE GOT THE FLAMES LAID OUT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE TRUCK AND IT'S LOOKING REALLY GOOD, READY TO LAY THEM OUT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. NOW FOR ME TO COMPLETELY MIMIC THIS FREE HAND, WELL THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DO, BUT I'VE GOT A WAY YOU CAN MAKE A MIRROR IMAGE OF THIS, AND IT'S REALLY EASY. USING A PIECE OF WHITE MASKING PAPER, POWDERED CHALK, A CHALK PIN, AND A POUNCE WHEEL. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. FIRST I'M LAYING DOWN THE PAPER OVER MY FLAMES AND I'M SIMPLY TRACING OUT THE FLAMES WITH MY CHALK. NEXT I'M TAKING MY POUNCE WHEEL, WHICH IS A WHEEL WITH SHARP POINTS THAT WILL PUT LITTLE HOLES IN THE MASKING PAPER, AND I'M JUST GOING OVER THE CHALK LINE WITH A WHEEL. TO MIMIC THE FLAMES I'LL FLIP THE PAPER OVER AND TAPE IT DOWN IN THE RIGHT LOCATION ON THE PASSENGER FENDER. THEN LIGHTLY APPLY THE POWDERED CHALK AND IT WILL GO RIGHT THROUGH THE HOLES WE MADE WITH THE POUNCE WHEEL. OKAY NOW YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE THE OUTLINE OF WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE. NOW WHEN I MARKED THE CHALK LINE OVER THERE I MARKED ON THE INSIDE LINE OF THE TAPE. SO WE'LL TAKE OUR EIGHTH INCH TAPE NOW AND PULL A LINE RIGHT ALONG THE OUTSIDE OF THE CHALK, AND WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE REST OF THE CAR TO DO, BUT WE'LL LET LT DO THAT. ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'RE ON TO THE FUN STUFF. I KNOW THIS MAY LOOK A LITTLE CONFUSING BUT IT'S REALLY NOT. WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT SIMPLE, WE'RE GONNA TAKE IT ONE FLAME AT A TIME. SO WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS LAY OUT TWO INCH TAPE. NOW THE REASON I'M NOT LAYING PAPER DOWN AND MASKING THE HOLE SIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS BECAUSE WE'RE USING AN AIR BRUSH. THAT'S GONNA CREATE VERY LITTLE OVERSPRAY. PLUS WE'RE USING A CANDY PAINT. IT'S VERY TRANSPARENT. SO IF WE DO GET ANY OVERSPRAY ON ANYTHING YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT GONNA SEE IT, BUT WITH AS TIGHT AS WE CAN SPRAY WITH AN AIR BRUSH WE'RE NOT EVEN GONNA HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OVERSPRAY. ALL I WANT TO DO HERE IS PROTECT THE NEXT FLAME FROM GETTING PAINT ON IT WHERE I DON'T WANT IT.

OKAY, THAT IS ONE FLAME.

(NARRATOR)>> NEXT, AIR BRUSHING GHOST FLAMES!

(JEREMY)>> OKAY SO YOU'VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT CANDY PAINTS A COUPLE OF TIMES NOW. A CANDY IS A PAINT WITH TRANSLUCENT PIGMENTS IN IT. IT'S BASICALLY A CLEAR BASE WITH A TINT. AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S PRETTY TRANSPARENT. YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT AND SEE THE PAINT PADDLE. NOW THE WAY THIS STUFF WORKS IS THE MORE COATS WE LAY DOWN ON OUR PANEL THE DARKER IT WILL GET. SO WE'LL PROBABLY LAY DOWN THREE, FOUR, OR FIVE COATS UNTIL WE GET THE LOOK WE'RE GOING FOR, BUT LET'S GET AT IT. I'M FOLLOWING ALONG THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE TAPE, AND I'M TRYING NOT TO GET TOO HEAVY IN THE CENTER OF THE FLAME. I KIND OF WANT IT TO FADE OUT AS IT GETS IN THERE. SO FOUR OR FIVE COATS AND IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. NOW IF WE WERE USING JUST A SOLID COLOR OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WE COULD JUST MASK THE WHOLE SIDE OF THE CAR AND JUST LAY ONE COAT DOWN AND WE'D HAVE IT DONE. WE COULD THEN LAY DOWN A PIN STRIPE AND USE THE PIN STRIPE TO DICTATE WHAT FLAME IS OVERLAPPING THE NEXT. WHEN YOU'RE GHOSTING THEM LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME AND GO INTO A LITTLE MORE DETAIL, BUT THE END RESULT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. OKAY I'VE GOT ALL THE FLAMES SPRAYED AND IT TOOK ME ABOUT EIGHT HOURS. IT'S BEEN ABOUT FOUR HOURS ON EACH SIDE BUT THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD AND IT WAS WELL WORTH THE TIME. NOW I FIGURED SINCE THIS IS THE GABRIEL HIJACKER EL CAMINO WHY NOT BRAND IT WITH THEIR LOGO, BUT INSTEAD OF FREE HANDING IT LIKE I DID THESE FLAMES I'M GONNA SHOW YOU ANOTHER METHOD BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THIS. SO I WENT DOWN TO THE DECAL SHOP AND HAD A STENCIL CUT. NOW THIS APPLIES TO ALMOST ANYTHING YOU CAN HAVE FLAMES CUT, LETTERS, WHATEVER YOU CAN COME UP WITH THEY CAN PROBABLY CUT IT FOR YOU.

WITH THOSE SMALL PIECES I'M USING A RAZOR AND TWEEZERS, BUT BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO DIG INTO THE PAINT, PATIENCE. THE NEXT AND LAST STEP TO OUR BLUE IS LAYING DOWN THE SHADOW ALONG THE OUTER EDGES. I'M SPRAYING THREE COATS OF BLUE CANDY AND I'M USING A VERY SMALL FAN PATTERN. THIS WILL MAKE IT APPEAR THAT OUR ORANGE PIN STRIPE IS CASTING A SHADOW DOWN TO OUR BLUE. NOW WE CAN GO AHEAD AND UNMASK THE HOOD AND GET READY TO SPRAY THE FIRST COLOR IN OUR FADE EFFECT. THE ORANGE FADES INTO THE YELLOW, WHICH MEANS THE YELLOW GOES DOWN FIRST. THIS IS A TONER OFF OF PPG'S MIXING BANK, AND IT MIMICS THE YELLOW IN GABRIEL HIJACKER'S LOGO. THAT WAY IT ALL TIES IN. SINCE IT NEEDS TO COMPLETE COVER THE ORANGE OVERSPRAY FROM THE PIN STRIPE I'LL LAY DOWN FOUR COATS. NOW ONTO THE ORANGE. I'LL HIT THE SOLID SPOTS FIRST, LIKE THE BED RAIL AND ROOF. THE HOOD IS HANDLED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. THIS IS LT'S BIG OLE FADE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. I WANT THE ORANGE TO FADE INTO THE YELLOW. SO I'LL START AT THE COWL AND WORK FORWARD. WHEN I GET TO THE END OF THE LINE A FLICK OF THE WRIST FADES THE ORANGE INTO THE YELLOW. THIS REALLY DOESN'T TAKE A WHOLE LOT OF SKILL, JUST PRACTICE. FOR THE VERY END OF THE FADE A SMALL AMOUNT OF YELLOW IS MIXED IN WITH THE ORANGE TO MAKE THE TRANSITION BETWEEN THE TWO BLEND MORE NATURALLY, AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.

(NARRATOR)>> NEXT, PAINTING WITH WATER.

(JEREMY)>> OKAY WE'VE GOT OUR FADE LAID DOWN AND WE'VE COVERED THAT WITH ONE COAT OF CLEAR BASE. NOW WE COULD LEAVE THAT JUST LIKE IT IS AND IT WOULD LOOK REALLY COOL, BUT I WANT TO ADD A LITTLE BIT TO IT. I'M GONNA DO WHAT'S CALLED THE WATER DROP EFFECT, AND I'VE SHOWN YOU ON MY TEST PANEL THAT A SPRAYED A LITTLE WHILE BACK. BASICALLY ALL WE WANT TO DO IS FILL A WATER BOTTLE FULL OF WATER AND SPRITZ THE PANEL WHERE WE WANT THE WATER DROPPED. WE'LL THEN MIX UP SOME ORANGE AND SOME YELLOW, WE'LL SPRAY THE FRONT AND THE BACKS OF THE WATER DROPS. AS THEY EVAPORATE THE PAINT WILL FALL DOWN TO THE PANEL AND IT'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THAT RIGHT THERE, AND I'LL SHOW YOU STEP BY STEP HOW TO DO IT. THE FIRST STEP IS TO FULLY SOAK THE PANEL WITH HTWOO. OBVIOUSLY THE BIGGER THE DROPLETS THE BIGGER THE EFFECT. NOW THE GOAL IS TO DUST THE PAINT OVER THE WATER DROPS. YOU WANT TO SPRAY JUST ENOUGH THAT THE WATER CATCHES THE PAINT. TOO MUCH ORANGE WILL CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE HOOD, AND THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD. NOW ONTO THE YELLOW. SINCE I SPRAYED THE FRONT OF THE DROPS ORANGE, THE BACK OF THE DROPS GET MISTED YELLOW. TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE, LESS THAN TWO OUNCES OF PAINT ON BOTH SIDES CREATE AN EFFECT THAT WILL HAVE EVERYONE AT THE SHOW AND SHINE TALKING. OKAY SO WE'VE GOT ALL THE WATER SPRAYED. IT'S HAD TIME TO SIT FOR A WHILE. SO THE WATER'S HAD TIME TO EVAPORATE, AND IF IT'S DONE EVERYTHING IT'S SUPPOSED TO IT SHOULD LOOK PRETTY COOL.

NOW THAT LOOKS GREAT. THE PAINT'S LAID DOWN ON THE PANEL REALLY NICE, WHICH MIMICS THE WATER DROP. IT LOOKS REALLY AWESOME. SPRAYING THE FRONT OF THE DROPS ORANGE AND THE BACKS YELLOW CREATES THIS SHADOW EFFECT. IT ACTUALLY TRICKS THE EYE, MAKING YOU THINK THIS THING JUST WENT THROUGH A RAIN STORM, AND JUST FOR KICKS HERE'S SOME CLOSE UPS OF THE WATER BEFORE IT EVAPORATED AND AFTER. IT'S A COOL PAINT TRICK MANY OLD TIMERS WON'T EASILY GIVE UP. WELL NOW YOU KNOW HOW IT'S DONE.

(LT)>> JEREMY'S GOT ONE COLOR LEFT TO LAY DOWN, AND IT'S THE SAME 16-90 CORE SATIN ALUMINUM HE SPRAYED ON THE FIREWALL. THIS HEAVY METALLIC WILL SURROUND THE GRAPHICS AND COLORS IN FOUR COATS TOTAL.

(JEREMY)>> NOW OUR GABRIEL EL CAMINO CAN BE UNWRAPPED, AND IF WE MASK IT PROPERLY THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY COLOR BLEEDS OR RUNS. I LIKE TO TELL LT JUST TAKE YOUR TIME. NO NEED TO HURRY AT THIS POINT. JUST GENTLY AND SLOWLY PULL UP THE MASKING, REVEALING OUR COLOR TRANSITIONS. I THINK IT TOOK A LONG TIME. I THINK I'M TIRED, AND I WANT TO GO HOME, AND I WANT TO GO TO BED. YOU KNOW I HAVE TO SAY YOU GUYS ARE A LITTLE TOO LATE TO COME HELP OUT THOUGH.

(IAN)>> I'M HELPING YOU OUT AWESOMELY. GOOD JOB BUMPUS!

(MARC)>> IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD BUT I'VE GOT ONE QUESTION.

(JEREMY)>> WHAT'S THAT?

(MARC)>> WHY ISN'T IT SHINY?

(JEREMY)>> IT WILL BE. IT'S COMING. IS IT STRAIGHT? IS THAT LINE STRAIGHT?

(IAN)>> IT FLOWS, IT FLOWS WELL!

(JEREMY)>> IT'S FLOWY.

(MARC)>> YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES AN EL CAMINO NOT A MUSCLE CAR?

(LT)>> HOLD ON!

(JEREMY)>> I WAS JUST ABOUT TO ASK YOU MARC.

(LT)>> WHAT MAKES AN EL CAMINO NOT A MUSCLE CAR?

(MARC)>> THE TAILGATE.

(IAN)>> YOU LOOKED AT IT LIKE LT. THAT'S HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT IT.

(LT)>> I DON'T LOOK AT DIESEL ENGINES THAT WAY. WHY WOULD I LOOK AT PAINT THAT WAY?

(IAN)>> CAUSE THIS IS HOW BODY MEN LOOK AT THINGS. WE GET REAL CLOSE.

(LT)>> HOW FAR AWAY, 20 THOUSANDTHS?

(IAN)>> ALMOST TOUCHING IT.

(LT)>> WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR?

(IAN)>> I DON'T KNOW. WE JUST LOOK AT LIKE THIS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT.

(LT)>> IS IT LIKE, YOU KNOW I'VE KIND OF FLUNKED OUT OF LIKE THE FINE ART CLASS. WAS IT LIKE ONE OF THOSE WHERE YOU JUST HAVE TO LIKE STARE AT IT UNTIL IT'LL HIT YOU, IT'LL JUMP OUT AT YOU?

(IAN)>> COULD BE.

(LT)>> THIS IS WHY BODY GUYS ARE SO WEIRD.

(IAN)>> WHEN DOES THE RABBIT GO ON IT?

(JEREMY)>> NEXT, RABBIT, THEN CLEAR.

(LT)>> WE'RE CALLING THIS OUR BIG RABBIT ON THE DOOR. THE LOGO CELEBRATES GABRIEL'S OFFICIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR HIJACKER SHOCKS, AND INSTEAD OF JEREMY FREE HANDING THIS WE'LL APPLY DECALS TO BOTH DOORS.

(JEREMY)>> LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE'RE GONNA LAY DOWN 10 COATS OF CLEAR. IT'S DCU 20-21, AND I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING. 10 COATS, THAT'S OVERKILL. WELL THIS IS A PRETTY SPECIAL PROJECT FOR US AND GABRIEL, AND SINCE WE LAID DOWN SO MANY LAYERS OF PAINT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE BURY THOSE LINES.

(LT)>> YOU GOOD ON THAT SIDE?

(JEREMY)>> GOOD SO FAR. COOL!

(LT)>> WOW!

(JEREMY)>> RIGHT!

(LT)>> MAKE SOMEBODY A REAL NICE CAR.

(JEREMY)>> TRUCK.

(LT)>> ARE YOU SURE?

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