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Old 08-03-2014, 09:38 PM
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Default Pinstriping Experiment

Hello All,

I am a pinstriping novice. I once re-applied orange outline to my 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak, which had flames painted on the hood. The original orange tape had peeled off, so i decided to pinstripe in the outlines with 1 shot paint. It turned out ok, there was a lot of leeway in following a paint seem.

So fast forward to 20 years later, I decided I would like to try and pinstripe my tank, fenders, and battery box on my home made bike.

Here is a test of different colors I bought at a local art store. I used a primary belt guard that I built for my bike, but never used. The results are frighteningly shaky and crooked, but I feel like I can get better. Looking at the pictures, its funny how some of my lines follow the lumpy outline of my home-made belt guard.

I was trying to figure out a two stripe color combination that looked good on bare metal. I used Ivory, Tan, Green and Maroon. I was wondering if anyone had opinions on color combinations. I kind of like the Ivory (white) with the green. I also like the maroon with the tan.

If anyone has access to images of older (1900-1920) motorcycle gas tanks with pin striping, please share your photos.

Or if anyone has pinstriping tips, please share them.


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