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06-24-2009 02:37 PM
I tried some "over" and "unders"....

I tried some "over" and "unders"....
04-11-2009 07:22 AM
Shelby1 If it don't move or cost you a lot of money...........stripe it!!! Practice ,practice,practice and...........did I say practice !!
I wish I could still stripe, it was possibly the best stress reliever that I did.
Good Luck !


Lost your job yet?
Keep buying foreign.
04-10-2009 10:11 PM
milo now you did it,,,lol ,,now to find something to practice on

thanks man
04-09-2009 10:23 PM
Huneycutt I know this thread is a bit old, but it was a very interesting read. We just put together a car and raced it in the 24 Hours of LeMons series--which was a ton of fun. While painting the car, we had a little pinstriping done on the hood. I thought it turned out pretty good, and I videotaped the process. It turned out looking a bit like a woman, but the pinstriper said he didn't intend for that when he started. If anyone is interested, you can see it at
06-28-2008 12:38 AM
russcomp anything new turn up ??
06-07-2008 03:10 PM
re: Pinstriping

Since I did my original post I found another lost piece that I stripped.This piece was the first that I used a air brush on,it was a Passche VL this one could lay a line as fine as a pencil line.
Most of the black lines were done by my son when he was about 10 years old, he wanted to paint so I gave him some brushes and a stripping tool called a flow pencil (looked like a air brush but had a roller in the tip just like a ball point pen and was adjustable for width) and told him to have at it. He didn't do bad but he soon got the idea that it was not for him.
I found this under the corn barn at my father-in-laws place last weekend and it took me most of the week to get it clean because I was afraid the the paint was going to come off ,which a lot of the black did. It surprised me that it survived 30 plus years under that barn.

05-22-2008 07:11 AM
re: Pinstriping

Many thanks for the kind word's, it really makes a old man's soul feel good for someone to appreciate their work and take the time to sit down and write them to let them know how they feel.
I don't know your age but I would guess that you are old enough to see and understand the way many things were done in the early years of rodding.
We have rasied a whole generation of young people that have no idea about hotrods and how to work on anything, to use anthing you have on hand or to be creatve and make your own what ever.
Everyone, take the time to teach and show all the next generation anything that you can, make them learn enough to be self relant and not depend on the will of others. This will go a long way to keep rodding a live.

I'll get off the soap box now.
Steel Dreams to All
05-21-2008 07:34 AM
Railer Kenny,
That story is so damn cool to read! As I am a fan of old school pinstriping.
I just dont know if they all realize how cool it is. With the modern age of
vinyl cutters, airbrushing of everything in sight,,,,,,the good old hand lettering
and pinstriping. My hats off to ya!!!
05-15-2008 09:15 PM
re: Pinstriping

I ran across this thread looking for something else and I got to thinking about when I use to pinstripe. I went and dug tru the stuff in my shop's attic . I remembered I had recovered some stuff I had striped in the late 70's. I had striped motorcycles, cars,trucks, trailers, two fire trucks, bicycles and skate boards.
The panel in the pictures was what I used to load and test the width and point of the brushes I used, I usually wiped it clean after I finished but I guess I didn't the last time I used it.
The picture of the lower right corner with the dime was painted with a brush I made from a large kitchen match with and hair I cut from a large paint brush.I use to sign my work with this but I would paint it on top of one of the first stripe's I layed down . The color would be tinted to a slightly lighter shade than the stripe. You really had to look to find it, I did this on most every thing I did.
The helmet in the pic's is the very first helmet I bought. I was in the Navy and to ride a motorcycle on base you had to wear one.
These two items spent about 22 years in the trunk of a junk car. I thought everything was gone, had a fire in shop, building was totaled, tools, supplies, paints, brushes, airbrushes----everything.
When the cars were pulled out of the woods so they could be scrapped, one of the guy's pryed open the trunk of the only car that still had one and dug tru the stuff that was in there, he found these two items and recognized the creature on the front of the helmet. He brought them to me and told me he remembered seeing the creature on one of the bikes tanks that I had striped. I told him that he must have a very good memory as that bike was the only one that I put that on and that bike only had its paint and stripe's one day as it's owner t-boned a car that ran a red light throwing him over the car and totaling the bike.
I haven't stripped in many many years, hands won't let me . Every time I see a car or bike with stripping and it's the right age I look at it real close , who knows I might run across something I did.

05-08-2008 02:02 PM
Thanks Malc!

Here's an Air cleaner I striped also.....
05-08-2008 12:46 PM
malc Thatīs a very Kool cooler.
05-08-2008 12:32 PM
A cooler I striped for a friend......

Here's a cooler I did for a friend of mine....
03-29-2008 08:40 PM
RODDER18 Pinstriping motivational picture taken at a local car show.
03-26-2008 08:37 AM
rpiston that youtube video was terrific, and had links to a lot of other great clips, too. Very helpful.

A freind suggested I start working on getting some of my cartoons painted on my harley tanks. "you're an artist," he sez, "you'll figure it out."

What I've figured out is that I need to mask and airbrush the main areas, then use a striping brush to to the outlines. I've got a borrowed siphon feed airbrush, which I'd like to replace with a gravity feed one, and a squirrel hair striping brush I got at my local paint store.

My first attempt, the striping came out pretty bad, and I had a hard time getting the lines thin and consistent. I think I need to work on getting the brush loaded properly, and also practice like crazy as I can. I figure it'll take me a few years to get comfortable with it.
01-01-2008 11:05 AM

Looks Good, I have been pinstriping since I was in high-school,
on a non-professional so to speak basis, The secret is all in the
brush, and loading the brush. I did all my pinstriping and graphics
on my T, all by brush (no airbrush)
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