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Old 06-08-2006, 12:30 AM
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Silver leaf pinstripe help

Hi everyone. Just found this site a few days ago and have been reading pretty much nonstop since them. I wish I found it a long time ago.

Anyway, I'm just finishing up a project I've been working on for a bit (body dropped F-150) and I've been kickin' around paint ideas. The idea I'm kinda thinkin' about now is a two tone, black top, dark silver bottom, and a 1/4" silver leaf pinstripe seperating the two. First of all I'd like to get some opinions on this combo. I've photoshopped it below, I borrowed someones pic to test the paint scheme. Secondly, would the silver leaf pinstripe work and what would be the best way to do it. I'm just worried about getting a clean enough line on both sides of the leaf. Most of the time I've seen leaf done it has stripes along the edges. If anyone has any experience any info you could give me would be great.

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Welcome to the site jschulze. You are right there is a lot of info on the site. I think your paint scheme looks great. As for the silver leaf I would think that the reason you have seen stripes on each side is because you can't get a crisp enough line with the leafing. You may be able to lay the leafing down first and then clear it and then mask it off and lay down your colors after. Try a practice panel and see what may work.

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Thanks, good idea. I'll order some leaf and give it a shot.
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