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09-08-2011 10:18 AM
MXrider13
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Originally Posted by 41 kustom
There are lots of places on line to buy brushes and paint. Look a the Mack Brush site. I think they have a list of dealers, If not look under pinstriping supplys. I bought a Mack 10 type brush to start. It's the most common. Mine was a 000 size. Paint can maybe bought locally { maybe a brush also} from a art store. You will need some low oder mineral spirits for cleaning your brush and thinning the paint, use oil to put on your brushes when you store them. There are better people on this site that can idvise you better than I can, they might chime in here. Let me know how its going. As far as what to practice on, I use a peice of glass. After you practice let the paint dry and scap it of with a razor blade. It's a lot less mess the cleaning it of with thinner.
Hopefully Ill be able to start soon, I also just joined to Kustom Kulture Lounge and they seem to have a lot of things about pinstriping.
09-08-2011 06:05 AM
41 kustom There are lots of places on line to buy brushes and paint. Look a the Mack Brush site. I think they have a list of dealers, If not look under pinstriping supplys. I bought a Mack 10 type brush to start. It's the most common. Mine was a 000 size. Paint can maybe bought locally { maybe a brush also} from a art store. You will need some low oder mineral spirits for cleaning your brush and thinning the paint, use oil to put on your brushes when you store them. There are better people on this site that can idvise you better than I can, they might chime in here. Let me know how its going. As far as what to practice on, I use a peice of glass. After you practice let the paint dry and scap it of with a razor blade. It's a lot less mess the cleaning it of with thinner.
09-06-2011 06:52 PM
MXrider13
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Originally Posted by 41 kustom
You should give it a try, you might find out you're steadier than you think. A lot of stripers use 2 hands. I do quite often. Of course practice is the key. I'll get back into it when my Kustom is on the road for the NSRA show in Essex Junction the 23. It don't cost much to start, just a brush and some one shot paint. Try the Pinstipers Lounge site also, good place.
How should I start? What should I practice with/ on?
09-06-2011 05:56 PM
41 kustom You should give it a try, you might find out you're steadier than you think. A lot of stripers use 2 hands. I do quite often. Of course practice is the key. I'll get back into it when my Kustom is on the road for the NSRA show in Essex Junction the 23. It don't cost much to start, just a brush and some one shot paint. Try the Pinstipers Lounge site also, good place.
09-06-2011 02:50 PM
MXrider13 I would love to try pinstriping, I don't think I have steady enough hands though.
08-24-2011 05:54 PM
41 kustom
pinstriping

Hay Chris, glad to see you over here. I started this post back in Dec.Thought it was dead but it just keeps going. Buy the way, this is Jan Hemsted. See you in the lounge.
08-24-2011 12:03 PM
Chris Stapley Wouldn't be pinstriping if he stuck it on your car. That would make it a sticker. Would you rather drive a Hyundai Pony or a Deuce/ Same sort of comparison.....



OTE=sqzbox]Sick thing is, a geek with a graphic design degree or a program for dummies and a computer can put a perfect design on sticky back 3-M and peel it off on your car in no time. Probably take longer to decide what design you want than it would to do the work but.........$$$$ [/QUOTE]
04-17-2011 08:26 AM
judd55 It helps if you can draw a little but if not there are books out there with designs you can copy such as this one Pinstripe Designs Then use tracing paper to transfer the design. Now for the toughest part, you'll need to practice a bit of brush control to make the turns, stops and starts of lines, thinning and palleting the paint to get the right consistancy, etc. It is a bit of a learning curve, but just like welding it takes practice. You say that you have the patience so you have an advantage already. There are many books on the subject, Amazon has a good selection. Pinstriping Books Scroll down for the 3 frequently bought together............they are very good. Just like welding, you can read about it all you want but until you actually strike an arc you'll never be a welder. Go for it, It's not a huge investment, Amazon even has the supplies Starter Kit Good Luck
04-16-2011 10:36 PM
mobster_rod777 i can weld and do alot of other things but one thing for sure is i cant pinstripe at all i have the patience just not the skill id say,is their even a technique to do it or just designs? i try to draw up stuff but it looks like chicken scratch can anyone give me some advice on doing it or links
04-16-2011 10:06 AM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by judd55
Thanx guys .................. I've got another job lined up already. It's a bit of fun, a little stressful at times and ultimately satisfying in the end. Hopefully I'll get over the stress part with time and a bit more practice.
I used to get like that with pin stripe tape. Had a bud that tried to do his 71 GS Buick we stuffed a 430 in and re-painted it. He called me up and said come over and look what I did. I was like this . He was pretty distraught over it. He couldn't draw out a straight line for his life! We ripped it off, got new tape, and 3 hrs. later, I had it looking just like the picture of the GS on a mag cover. Nose to tail and over the spoiler. Then he was like this
When you see the look on one's face after fixing them up, it's worth all the stress to see them happy.
04-16-2011 09:17 AM
judd55 Thanx guys .................. I've got another job lined up already. It's a bit of fun, a little stressful at times and ultimately satisfying in the end. Hopefully I'll get over the stress part with time and a bit more practice.
04-16-2011 09:02 AM
41 kustom Now that you broke the ice, have some fun with it. Looks super, nice job.
04-15-2011 10:36 PM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by judd55
So, I took on my first real job........... Just finished these tins up for a Bud. I've got to say I was some nervous doing this on someone elses fresh paint.
Only thing cooler than that would be matching stripes on his red helmet!
NICE friggin' job!
04-15-2011 10:04 PM
judd55 Deleted Double post
04-15-2011 09:09 PM
judd55 So, I took on my first real job........... Just finished these tins up for a Bud. I've got to say I was some nervous doing this on someone elses fresh paint.







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