I was watching Spina paint a fairing . . .
1. Clean primer with alcohol and Windex before sanding.
2. Paint silver flake, mask flames, spray with Tangerine
3. Outline Flames
4. Stripe and Leaf top
5. Airbrush Leaf
6. Clear & Buff
A bit more process than that . . . but, you get my drift. You dig?
In the sun - this sucker pops ! Wowza Morty !