How to Write Your Name in Flames

This is a very simple trick used by many special effects artists.

In movies and concerts, there are times when you see someones name in flames. The rock band Kiss did this. Several action movies did this (especially westerns). To perform this trick is very simple. You will only need four items. You will need super glue, a lighter or match, a syringe and lighter fluid. The lighter fluid and the syringe can be optional if you have flammable super glue. You should make sure not to set yourself on fire when doing this. Be careful. That is the bottom line. First, take the syringe and fill it with lighter fluid. Inject the lighter fluid into the bottle of super glue. Close the bottle. Shake vigorously. Allow to sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Spell out your name with the glue mixture. After you have finished your handwriting portion, light the glue on fire with the lighter or match. Enjoy the image. A similiar technique was used in films such as ghost-rider and numerous mafia movies.

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  1. dino renaldo Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 3:28 am

    good post


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    On November 25, 2010 at 4:15 am

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  3. Sourav Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Good share.


  4. Analyst Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Neat info indeed!


  5. bigpapadan Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Pyrotechniques for beginners. Very good.


  6. N. Sun Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Very nice, I didn’t know superglue was flammable.


  7. albert1jemi Says...

    On November 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

    great share


  8. Jessie Will Says...

    On November 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Well done! But do I deserve the honor to write my name in flames? :) Well, perhaps only my pen name :)


  9. runewake2 Says...

    On December 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I only liked this post because of this part:

    “You should make sure not to set yourself on fire when doing this”

    ^ This is really, really good advice.


  10. G Says...

    On June 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Isn\’t the fumes from Superglue toxic?


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