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Old 08-04-2014, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Pinstriping Experiment

Striping is an art. It takes either lots of practice or a natural ability. Like many others I've tried it but never mastered the technique. I've watched pros pull a perfect line down the entire length of a car, stopping to replenish the brush and start again without being able to see where the stop/start place was. Not something just anyone can do.

I've had good luck with striping tape. The trick is to apply several coats of clear over it so the edges aren't so obvious. On painted surfaces I like to sand the color coat with 400, even 600 paper and put the tape down then shoot the clear coats.

If you're intent on painting the striping you'll need to buy a pin striping brush. Regular short brissle brushes just don't work. Then start practicing. Good luck.

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