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Old 05-06-2004, 09:49 PM
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Arrow PinStiping Tool???

I'm going to paint the flames on my truck myself. I can do the shadows around the flames with an airbrush. What I want to know is...can I use a pinstriping tool to pinstrip the flames instead of a brush? It looks kinda like a fat pen with a roller. Is this a bad idea? I want to be able to say I did it all but I know I can't pinstrip unless it is easier than it looks. Any feedback would be great.

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Old 05-06-2004, 10:34 PM
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I would brush them couse you'll get a smoother line
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:27 AM
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I have one of the striping tools like I believe you are talking about- I hate it. It skips, gums up, the wheel slides instead of spinning... it is NOT a good tool in my opinion. The tube-type pens are just for spot repair- you cannot do a long smooth line. You have to brush to get the best and smoothest effect. If it is a long straight line use thin line masking or even a striping kit tape ( it tapes on and you peel up the area to paint) and airbrush it carefully- or even brush it with your thin line tape guide-you don't need too much masking if the line is taped well. I've done this many times and it lasts even longer than freehand brushing. Good Luck!
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:33 AM
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HEy you got one of them TOOLS?
yeah well that's good, it should be a BULeGor some thing spelled like that,
Well i have one and it's grate NOW here's some tips. anyone who tells you it's junk hasn't read the directions...
WHIXCH i'm not mention' any names but most of us men don't read the directions.
SO here is some tips.
MIX your paint reall good.
then right out of the can, (assuming it's fresh one shot) put it in yer tool.
if your tool has set a while then apply some ligt salad iol on the leather ring on the plungerand let it soak in for a coffee break or so.
IF ya did that , tnhen you'll need to get used to the tool.
NOW this is the rtick! each time before you start a line . run the tool on a piece of old hot roid magazine glossy page firts. to get it running .
NOW LOOK ya gotta do this EVERY TIME YOU START A LINE.
then just mess with it like a mad man,
try leaning it over on it's side of the wheel some. and see the skinny line it will give ya.
Try turning it but hold it upright some. think of it as a magic pencil.
you need to lrean to hold it like a pencil. and roll it in your fingers as you trun it.
THIS tool is wicked it will do alot of cool stuff. most folks will complain about how it works but it only makes it obviuos that they dind't read the directions.
Th first time i saw one of these things at a show and in person . i grabbed it from the vendor. and on his demo paper i layed out a set of flames , then on a big piece of glass i was stripping like a mad man. .! I had never even held one brfore that day.
the vendor was showing folks how to use it, and i just went hog wild with it.
he asked if i had ever used one and i said nope.
But had always wanted to try it,
Well after about ten minutes of folks watching me twirl up some neat stuff. he sold a bunch of them.
and when i said I"ll buy one hae just gave it to me , cause i proved to alot of folks how easy it was to use.
and he said he sold more in that ten minutes than ha had sold in two days.
he even asked if i wanted a job, helping him with demos.
but i wanted to get home and do up my pals rail and drag bnike , so we split...
SO have at it ,
I would say the best thing to do is play with it like a kid, to get used to what this MARVELOUS TOOL WILL I SAID WILL DO. don't thin the paint and it will work fine,
THEN CLEAN IT UP when your done reall good.
I said reall good.
and let me know how it went.
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hey by the way pinstripping is easy , but you'll have to put in the time to get them brushes working for you . and that tool will do just fine. if it slides then the wheel is dirty, if it skips then roll it on some other paper or something. if it gives ya trouble then call me 1 207 658 4358 evenings eastern time is good. really i'm a motor head painter and love to help[ folks out with thier art endeavors. Fat- OUT (in da garage)
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I have to agree wit Fat Freddy,I bought a bugler at a show,and I like it.But,it takes some work to get the hang of it.Pratice,pratice,pratice.Thats what I allways say.
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:03 PM
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HEy i was at my pals garage last night, and his air brush had a problem.
THEn he asked me to check it out, An'behild he handed me his paint box,
I taught this guy and some others around her how to play with that stuff,
Well get this !! he had one of them little ol;d white metal strippin' tools , with a couple of glass bottles.
and he had found it in a junk car,
SO I bought it from him. i stuck some slippery old
"RED DEVIL " brand enamal in it and and handed him a blow dryer. then I proceeded to strip the livin' daylites outta his floor jack.
the paint right outta the can was a little runny , but i just had him keep after it with some heat.
and now i'm just a happy fat guy.
It used to sell in magazines for about $7.95. and it was sweet to play with.so you guys or gals that have a Buelger like I do.
Well the best way to learn tpo run it , is GO DOWN TO THE LOCAL GARAGE AND STRIP UP A NIGHTMARE on some equpiment.
really fun , and good artist excersize..............WHOOOPIE
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the buegler will give a decent line for a beginner that has to have it looking good and doesn't have the time to teach themselves to use a brush however you will only get so good with it. an expierenced pinstriper with a brush will be able to get smoother nicer lines than with the tool.
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