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Earlier this year, Jim and Mary W. came to us about their stock silver 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. They wanted to put some classic Mopar “Plum Crazy” purple on the car.

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Jim is a crab fisherman, and he was going to be away working during the project’s scheduled window. In fact, Jim had never even set eyes on this car before he had to depart to the north. It was up to his wife Mary to help coordinate getting the car to the Killer Paint shop, filling us in with what he wanted to do with the car, and making some other necessary arrangements.

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Mike wanted to give this car a design echoing that of some classic Challenger paint schemes, but kick it up a few notches from just a basic old-school design. The hood vents got some purple flames, and a stylized Hellcat emerges from the purple on the rear quarter panels and over the wheel wells. More purple flames adorn the cat. Custom “Hellcat” lettering sits on the rear fenders, in silver. FullSizeRender-22B

Jim wanted to replace the normal emblem behind the front wheel well with a “707” (yes, it’s a 707), which was painted in a faux-dimensional emblem style. Even the brake calipers got a coat of Plum Crazy.

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His first time seeing his car would be when they came to pick it up, after it was fully completed. The whole thing stayed under strict secrecy until then, as to not spoil the surprise for him when he finally got back home. When the time came at last, Jim and Mary came to the shop, and were able to view it, just as it was finished getting its final polish and wipe down.  Jim was overwhelmed to say the least.

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Then garage door was raised, and the car was rolled out for him to finally see in the full daylight. Well, more like somewhat overcast daylight. Can’t win the weather lottery every day. It is Washington State after all. See the original video here.

Jim loved his new car and the artwork that Mike did so much, he recently decided to make it a part of himself, also… with a matching tattoo.

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We hope you enjoyed taking a look back at this project. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us post here in the future!


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Maybe this project gave you some ideas, or you already have an idea in mind for your own car, truck, motorcycle, refrigerator, etc?

If you would like to contact Killer Paint about working on your own project, visit our website, or contact us at info@killerpaint.com


Related Links:

The Original Killer Paint Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-Original-KILLER-PAINT-INC/297040465604

The Official Killer Paint Website: www.killerpaint.com

Killer Paint’s “True Fire™ Basics” Blog Series: https://www.killerpaint.com/true-firetrade-basics

Killer Grunge FX™ Spray at Coast Airbrush: https://www.coastairbrush.com/products.asp?cat=789

True Fire™ Instructional DVDs:
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 1
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 2

Dodge Motor Company Official Website: www.dodge.com

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This episode ( Season 4, Episode 2) aired on January 12, 2007.

The tattoo artists from “Miami Ink” had seen Mike on other television shows. So when they got a new shop Jeep, they decided to call him in to paint artwork on the hood.

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Doing paint work on a television show often means having someone looking over your shoulder while you work, and staying focused with the whole crew working around you the whole time.

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Mike got to see the tattoo gurus at their workplace, and artist Ami James came up with a Chinese Dragon sketch for the design for Mike to use on on the hood mural as soon as he got to painting.

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The hood for the Jeep was waiting for Mike to paint at a local body shop, just down the street from the Love Hate Tattoo shop.

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The weather during the job was very humid, and extremely hot. But when there’s a job to do, and a limited window of time in which to do it, sweating it out is the only option to get it done.

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After the paint work was done, Mike got to keep the original concept sketch that Ami drew for the design, and as of this posting, he still has it on the wall above his desk at Killer Paint.

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We hope you enjoyed taking a look back at this project. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us post here in the future!


ShinyDimemsionalSpadeSkull

Maybe this project gave you some ideas, or you already have an idea in mind for your own car, truck, motorcycle, refrigerator, etc?

If you would like to contact Killer Paint about working on your own project, visit our website, or contact us at info@killerpaint.com


Related Links:

The Original Killer Paint Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-Original-KILLER-PAINT-INC/297040465604

The Official Killer Paint Website: www.killerpaint.com

Miami Ink on TLC: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/miami-ink/

Killer Paint’s “True Fire™ Basics” Blog Series: https://www.killerpaint.com/true-firetrade-basics

Killer Grunge FX™ Spray at Coast Airbrush: https://www.coastairbrush.com/products.asp?cat=789

True Fire™ Instructional DVDs:
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 1
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 2

Killer Paint on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/killerpaint1033/