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Old 08-04-2014, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: Pinstriping Experiment

I to have tried hand striping with about the same results. Vintage type builds need painted stripes, tape looks out of place. Still I have striped some with it. I did come up with a way for "sorta" painted stripes using the paint pens found in art stores. I use either pinstripe tape or fine line masking tape to lay out the stripe. I apply this in two layers. Then its a simple matter of pulling the paint pen along the tape as a guide. I usually make two runs allowing drying between. Then the tape is pulled. Once the paint has completely dried I "feather" in in a bit with rubbing compound. Gives a pretty good painted stripe appearance. I have never tried pulling a brush along the tape, but that may work also.
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