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I've been playing around with pinstriping on my spare time (wich isn't much) :(

But today I found a victom.........I mean "friend" that was willing to let me pinstripe his taho

I started by washing the vehical and whiping down the work area with alchole.

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I laid down blue save releas tape, and 1/4" finline tape for the curvs as a guid.

NOTE: The tape is there only as a guid, and not as masking. The will not be touching the tape at any time. (except once, I'll explain later)

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Notice that sharp point in the front, that is the only place were the paint touched the tape.

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The colors I used are dark green and metalic silver.......both lettering enamels from 1shot

I started out using a 00 mack brush, but it started falling apart on me........I think the glue over the string that holds the hairs in place may have desalved or something........I had hairs comming loos during cleaning........I may have to find another way of cleaning the brushes.....I have been using med. reducer. :dunno:

I fineshed up using my 2nd brush wich is a 0000 Xcalaber, and is ment for shorter finer lines.......to make it work I had to use a bit more pressur for a brouder line, and I also was reloading more often.........I will be ordering 2 compleat sets of Xcalaber brushes so something like this won't happen again :uh:

It took a bit over an hour to do the side, and a bit longer then that to do the tailgate wich had names in it, but sence I got the vehical late, there wasn't enough light for picture.......but I will be finishing it tomorow and of course I'll be taking more pictures.......

I have to tell you guys, that it's a whole other ball game going from practicing on fenders to doing a whole car.......My hat goes off to the pro's who make it seem so easy :cool:

Though I was pleased with the overall outcome of my first job.........it was obvious to me that I need alot more experiance :happysad:


Stay tuned for more :cool:
 

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as a striper myself, i must say that is a clean ass job for a first timer :thumbsup: . i havent been doing it long as well, but have done three bikes and a volkswagen as well as some stuff that is hanging in my kitchen. looking real good, cant wait to see more pics.
 

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Thanks guys........I just whent outside to see if I could take a few pics with it in the street light, but no go :(

I gues I gata wait for the mourning.......in the mean time, I'm going to bed and dream of strait lines ;)
 

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heres a couple of pics of one of the bikes that i striped for you to check out.
 

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I have to do a last minute hood repair today, so I won't be able to get back to the pinstriping tell this afternoon........but here are some day pics of whats done so far........

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looks good for a first effort, I would suggest cleaning you brushes with mineral spirts or reducer nothing to harsh but if the brush is new or over a year old should be the only time your losing alot of hairs, maybe a stray every now and then. Your layout on the long lines looks good , especially for using a 0000 i wouldn't have tried that lol , a sword striper would work better on the long lines and use the xcalibers for the rest. I would practice your designs..

Also did u work in the shade? that will help

keep posting your work!
 

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Originally posted by LD0GG@Aug 14 2005, 05:44 PM~3619793
looks good for a first effort,  I would suggest cleaning you brushes with mineral spirts or reducer nothing to harsh but if the brush is new or over a year old should be the only time your losing alot of hairs, maybe a stray every now and then.  Your layout on the long lines looks good , especially for using a 0000 i wouldn't have tried that lol , a sword striper would work better on the long lines and use the xcalibers for the rest.  I would practice your designs..

Also did u work in the shade? that will help

keep posting your work!

Thanks for your inpute :cool:

I thought all I was going to need was a sword striper for the longer brouder lines, and a small brash for thinner lines and lettering.......I just didn't think of one falling apart on me :uh: ....... but now I know better, and I see it as just another notch of experiance.......though I still need alot more. But I'll have lots of time soon when I move out, and won't have a place to paint for awile :( Thats the great thing about pinstriping.........You can do it anywere with out any major hassles or expensive tools :biggrin:
 

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have to start somewhere, those names are a bit large and detracts from the car iteself. i couldnt pinstripe, no steady hand and would come out like most peoples attempts, uneven. keep practicing, im sure youll handle it.
 

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Originally posted by Mi Estilo CC@Aug 15 2005, 03:15 AM~3624406
Thanks for your inpute :cool:

I thought all I was going to need was a sword striper for the longer brouder lines, and a small brash for thinner lines and lettering.......I just didn't think of one falling apart on me :uh:  ....... but now I know better, and I see it as just another notch of experiance.......though I still need alot more.  But I'll have lots of time soon when I move out, and won't have a place to paint for awile :(  Thats the great thing about pinstriping.........You can do it anywere with out any major hassles or expensive tools :biggrin:
u might also want to check out this place... its the only decent striping forum around i think

http://sketchkult.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?...4591f3afca33a00
 

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think the hardest part is making it all look even, same width and no little hairlike smudges
 

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I LIKE THE STRIPES LOOKS GOOD I CAN'T DO THAT NOT MUCH OF A PAINT MAN BUT DAMN THAT BIG ASS NAME ON THE BACK.TO ME THAT DOSENT GO WELL WITH THE CAR. HOPE HE DON'T PISS NO ONE OFF THEY WILL FIND HIS ASS EASY. :happysad:
 

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Originally posted by plague@Aug 15 2005, 08:43 PM~3630384
I LIKE THE STRIPES LOOKS GOOD I CAN'T DO THAT NOT MUCH OF A PAINT MAN BUT DAMN THAT BIG ASS NAME ON THE BACK.TO ME THAT DOSENT GO WELL WITH THE CAR. HOPE HE DON'T PISS NO ONE OFF THEY WILL FIND HIS ASS EASY. :happysad:

The names were the on the owner's request (his kids names).........but I guess I could have done them smaller :scrutinize:
 
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