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Pinstriping

I bought a pinstriping brush and some sign panters paint and im going to start pinstriping. Any tips? Do i have to put reducer in the paint i am using? How do i clean the brush , i paid like 18 bucks for it. Thanks

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i do it sometimes its a pain in the dick at first but u learn but takes lots of time so dont get mad i put jus lil reducer in my paint makes the strokes go farther

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Re: Pinstriping

Heres my 1st good one, ive been practicing designs on this old louvered tailgate skin for a week now with a dollar store brush, then i bought this one. I dont know what kind it is but its good the guy i bought it from said. What do you think?

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just use the search button theres a shit ton of threads with tips and whatnot

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looks pretty cool. here's some pinstriping from a 53 merc to give you a design idea

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not too bad for the first time.
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Re: Pinstriping

And if you have any questions, try to get ahold of Griffin. He did my stripes, and every truck around here that I see with stripes seems to have been done by him. He is very helpful

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Heres my stripes on my noma. I didnt do them a guy in GA named hot rod walt did. All free hand no measuring. Real cheap too! and just a cool shot of the ride

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very detailed i like those.
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Thanks, they got me hooked man

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ever since i saw that merc that i posted above i have started to really get into pinstriping. id like to buy a kit and get started myself.
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Go to mooneyes.com for a kit. I like that stlye of stripes you posted.

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Re: Pinstriping

heres some updates on how im doing,istriped my buddies truck,my truck under the hood, and my buddies focus ,and a scout. What do you think? Any tips?

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Re: Pinstriping

Reducing all depends on the paint your using. Dont expect to learn this right off the bat, you will learn by experience on how much to reduce to pull a nice long line. As for a brush you will need a Mack 00 or 000 brush but it needs to be blue wrap NOT green. the blue wrap is for pulling lines, green is more of your typical paint touch up brush.
Practice on a piece of glass with graph paper behind it. That will teach you how to keep everything even and uniform on both sides of your center point/line. When doing turns to curves, twirl the brush between your fingers not turn your whole hand/wrist. Twist in a circle.
Hope this helps. Oh and practice, practice, practice and practice a little more and you will begin to get the hang of it. It takes years to get very good freehanding straight lines down a vehicle so dont expect to learn that in a few months if it's something you want to do. I know I cant pull a straight line down the side of a vehicle without some kind of fineline tape to guide me.

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Re: Pinstriping

Oh and another thing... Pressure. Learn to control the amount of pressure you put down on the brush. The more the fatter the line of course. Also when you buy a new brush (Mack) then you will most likely want to cut down the short hairs on it at the wrap. This helps to shape the hairs however you like.

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Re: Pinstriping

Thanks for the tips. Ive only been doing this a few days but ive doing a good job learning. I found out how to thin the paint good and i can do alright lines but what i need to know is how to clean my brush. I have one with the blue wrap and i also l learned how to trim it. Im def going to use the grid paper and i have a bunch of plexiglass, i never thought of that. Ive been practicing on my buddies stuff. Thanks

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Re: Pinstriping

is use a 000 mack and one shot and acetone to clean then soak it in mineral oil...also blue wrap macks are better.make sure there real camel hair...
i thin my paint very little....p.s nice work looks good i am a beginner as well

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Thanks brotha and good luck to you learning !

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Go To Sketchkult.com , Then to the pinstripers forums
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hey dimeon15s thanks bro for getting me motivated to pic up my brush and start practicing again i did this on my back window today.....

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^^ That's sweet

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thanks man really it sucks though....how one of my buddys who does it says it took him a year to do stuff like that...i just want to learn i like sayin i did that .i am gonna do atleast one piece a week and draw once a night.who knows maybe in a few years i can do some really nice stuff...bravo to pinstripers cause freehand is very hard you reall have to just stick with it

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Wow thats good. I just got my 1st job striping this guys old toolbox at work.I practice every day alot. I work for the railroad at a engine shop and sometimes im bored... i just paint shit. Ill post pics

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I just did my new rollpan to match my gate, not exact thickness but not too bad

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to bad you werent closer, i would let you **** around on my truck

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Send shit to me and ill do it fo free. No shit i will.

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I know you want you int done. Im gonna do mine tomarro i think.

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Looks good man and as for uniformity and thickness of the lines, that will come with time and practice. From a distance and people driving behind you they wont notice. Yours look better than mine when I first started. In order for me to be good at anything it takes me a lot more time and work than most people (I'm just one of those unlucky kind of person).
Are you using One Shot, HOK striping paint or what?

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I ususaly use one shot , but the orange on my rollpan is Allis Chalmers Orange that i bought from Tractor Supply.lol. The paint store that i buy stuff from was all out of the 4oz cans of one shot orange.

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I did a few today on a peice of sheet metal. I think im getting better .

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Looks good again. Which color on the last one did you start with first and how are you figuring your center line?

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I start with black and then go to orange. I just eyeball it man no measuring.

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i think that if you did make a center mark you could get the symmetry better... that's just my opinion though

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Any updates ?

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That's some pretty cool stuff there. I've always had a TON of respect for people who can pinstripe like that!
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