Hi from Pinstriping UK
Quick intro I am Kris and I have been striping in the UK for about 20 years off and on and now run Pinstriping UK which is a really small business (just self and wife) selling pinstriping products, books, DVD.s brushes paints you know the score to a growing UK market. For the last 5 years we have been attending most of the Hot Rod shows in the UK (about 205 per year) and had a great time. The only problem is by needing to take marquees, stock and stuff we had to resort to a van - yuk to carry it all in!. However that said we opened our own small unit last month and recently hosted one of the first UK Pinstriping Panel Jams for chairy. We belive we are the only 100% PInstriping shop in the UK.
We have also launched Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, the first UK based mag for Airbrush Artists, and stripers and it is seeming to be quite popular.
I stripe anything that I can and recently had to restore the fenders on a 1904 Celar (last one surviving) and replicate the old coachlining. Next day it was a Lambretta Scooter so we get some diverse jobs here everything from hand painting leather jackets to teaching pinstriping.
We thing the more forms on striping the better and lots of good info can be found at the Stripekult forum and Autoart message board too
Hope to talk to some of you soon