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Is there a 'B-Side"

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by fr8otech, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. fr8otech

    fr8otech 12oz Senior Member

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    Is there a 'B-Side"

    Discussion started by fr8otech - Dec 7, 2003

    After a recent discussion, I'm prompted to see what some of you on this board have to say on the subject.

    What are your thoughts on doing both sides of dope car. I'm not talking about standard stock, but specail cars ie. New Reefers, Tbox, fresh paints.

    The responces last night were along the lines of:

    - You're asking to get painted over.

    - Fuck it, it might get gone over anyway, so with both sides done, my odds are better.

    - I'd go over someone if they did both sides.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Vanity

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    Vanity - Replied Dec 7, 2003

    seems like a waste of paint.. i'd rather have another car out there working for me.. a hollow on the otherside makes sense though.
     
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  3. krowteN

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    krowteN - Replied Dec 7, 2003

    yeah i agree. painting both sides of the same car is kind of wasteful.
    a hollow and "other side" usually does it for me.
     
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  4. porque

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    porque - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    ...i've done it before...i'll do it again...

    ...but only under certain circumstances...everythings relative right?...if i go out and there a bunch of the same 'ol cars and one really good one and both sides are clean, then yeah i'll think about doing both sides...but definately burners on both sides...i don't think it's a waste of paint cause it makes it twice as likely that that car will be seen...

    ...but if it's a REALLY good car i probably wouldn't do it cause that's just selfish and will make it more likely that someone will go over one if not both sides...

    ...i'm not a big fan of the 'other side' shout...mostly becasue when i'm benchin it just makes me think i might have missed something really good...

    ...again i'm not recomending this on a regular basis...just under certain conditions...i can only think of one or two times that i'm sure i've knowingly done it...
     
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  5. rob deer

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    rob deer - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    I never have the attention span to stay close to 1 car for 2 burners.

    most of the best pics taken are when the car's parked at a yard or layup, so if you're in it for flicks and history, one side and an "other side" shout will do.

    if you're in it to make kids in the midwest see you while the train flys by at 45-60... you better do both sides...with simple letters.



    ^^^...i'm not a big fan of the 'other side' shout...mostly becasue when i'm benchin it just makes me think i might have missed something really good... ^^^

    :sick: don't ya just hate that. my favorite is when you see "other side" and you pull some crazy shit to try catch it and it sucks.
     
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    angelofdeath - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    "seems like a waste of paint.. i'd rather have another car out there working for me.. a hollow on the otherside makes sense though."

    thats what i think.
     
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  7. porque

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    porque - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    ...lots of bench spots are different...and i've taken some great flicks of trains rolling into the yard at 10-15mph...but there's hardly a layup that i can go to in the day time to take flicks without riskin blowing it up...


    ...yeah that really does suck to run around and try to see the other side and it's no good...so let me ask real quick...what is your rational for putting up 'otherside'...so that someone that sees it rolling knows they just missed one of your pieces...or so someone in the layup knows to cross over and look at the other side...or...so that YOU know which car it is...
     
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  8. Cracked Ass

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    Cracked Ass - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    I don't see why not do both sides. The "hogging space" complaint is absolute garbage, getting up is the name of the game so go as hard as you want.
    I don't think I've ever done both sides, just because I would only do that out of a desperate lack of cars. I'm big on targeting a car, hitting it, and then releasing it into the system, see what happens, see if anybody spots it down the road. That car will have a distinct fate from all the other cars I've done. If I do both sides, they will travel the same places and have the same fate, so it's a bit redundant.
    I don't bother saying "other side", I think I gave that up in '99. A hollow or streak is adequate for me.
     
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  9. nvOne

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    nvOne - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    yep.
     
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    overneath - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    ive done it once, only when cars were lacking and it was a very nice car.
    i would definantly rather have two burners on separate trains out there though. all depends on the situation and how nice this car is.
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Dec 9, 2003

    on the rare occasion that i have gone out and found the yard nearly empty, or when everything is laid up in an unsafe position, (and i've been confined to a small area), i've done this..

    if there's plenty of cars though, there isn't a very good reason other than 'hogging' your favorite car..

    fuggit.

    it's graffiti.

    paint where you want.
     
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  12. BIGMETALCIRCUS - Replied Dec 14, 2003

    what is odd is i have seen your cars come back to the spot(s) they were done at, but facing the opposite way. i'm surprised you didn't manage to accidentally do the same train, since it had happened on more than one occasion. it's even more funny since you've explained to me how difficult it is to turn a train around too.
     
  13. ModelCitizen

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    ModelCitizen - Replied Dec 14, 2003

    I agree with it being redundant, and I wouldn't see it as going "the extra mile" or anything if someone made a point consistently paint both sides.

    Although painting 2 different pieces on one side of a train is kind of ill ... just as a funny gimmick to get a reaction.
     
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  14. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Dec 14, 2003

    enter the wye
     
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    Cracked Ass - Replied Dec 15, 2003

    Yeah but but you know how I operate, memorizing numbers and shit...I'll see the car number and say "Cool, I'm on the other side of this one, from '01, at spot X, green and autumn gold color scheme" etc. :beat::king::beat:
     
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