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#1 Lownslow

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

NOTE TO MODERATORS: If youre gonna merge topics put more effort into it as opposed to scrambling posts.


for those that missed it heres the link for the Pinstriping tutorial
http://s1065.beta.ph...striping How to




found that a theres a really neat tool that can do some really nice thin pinstripes, took some time to get the hang of it but im getting better at it. it only works with enamels. ill post what i use and some tips to keep you from wrecking your paintjobs.

first attempt
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got better as i practiced
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did a car
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more practice with 2 tones
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first attempt at straightlining
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Edited by Lownslow, 04 November 2012 - 02:52 PM.


#2 midnightprowler

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:25 AM

Wow. Now, what is the tool, what did it cost, and where do you get it?

#3 Daf57

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

That's cool! What is this mystery tool?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

That's some fancy work you've done there ....

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

Frank, Great job. Yeah practice makes it perfect. Here are some patterns for you. I got these at a benefit auction a couple weeks ago. The guy uses plexiglas scrap that he paints then practices on it. The top piece is half a MC tank he bought, and restored. Of course these were with a brush, but neat designs,

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#6 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

Pin striping in our scale is very difficult to do, but it can be done and it looks very cool on Rat Rods, etc . . .

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

So what are you using?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

Well ? Why the suspense ? : )

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

It looks like any of the Paint Pens or Gel Pens from craft stores.
I use the Unibal Silver to do trim on front and rear windshields.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

My guess,nail art liner brush/pen

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:55 AM

Okay Frank, you got us all interested, care to share the secret?


I have a few cars that could use some stripes and I would be willing to try something other than tape and hope for the best!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

im working on a mini how to

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:31 AM

rather than post a million pictures i posted everything in one album with descriptions, have fun and post your results or tips you may have.

http://s1065.photobu...triping How to/

Edited by Lownslow, 04 November 2012 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Bad link..pls try again

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

fixed the link

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

I give you major credit for how good you're doing with these. I first used those in drafting class in the 60's and never got that good. There are how long lasting engineering drawings were created since the 1800's! You can sure draw straight even lines with them. I needed an eraser too much in the drafting I did to be using ink. :lol:

I can imaging what we'll be seeing from you in addition to your amazing paint abilities now!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

thanks i striped a few builtups already,its my favorite tool so far.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

something new today
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

The pictures are cool but i couldn't find the tutorial, am i missing something?



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Looks like he is using a "ruling pen" used to ink in the straight lines around the border of the engineering drawing and its title block.  It also appears that he is getting the paint thin enough that it flows through the ruling pen making a consistent line.  Experience pinstriping with a brush says that if you get the striping material too thin it will spread out to make a wider line which will not be the same width or weight as it is wicked out to the surrounding painted finish.  I have attempted to "micro-stripe" using a fine ink pen the kind made by Speedball, JB Hunt with some success in the past.  Make sure that you use an extremely light hand on the pen otherwise you will dig right into the paint causing the striping paint to flow into the scratch.  Long straight lines take the highest degree of skill to pull.

 

What I finally ended up using was a trimmed watercolor type "Rigger" brush, the type brush used by watercolor painters for fine lines and ships rigging, hence the name rigger.  A 2/0 or 3/0 rigger brush will still need some trimming from the ferrule end of the brush.  While the brush will produce the most consistent line, the ink pen will take the least amount of practice and skill.  

 

Also if you are going to use a clearcoat over the stripes you can get away using a waterbased paint acrylic or even a poster type ink.  Enamel while it is the paint used by many stripers can be clear coated requires light mist coats to keep it from spreading or you can leave the striping right on the topcoat without clearcoat.