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I was wanting to know if anyone could tell me what type of paint to use when doing some pin striping, the name of the bike etc. Im thinking of trying/dabbing with the idea a little to see how it goes. Any help/advice would be gladly appreiciated
might be worth a look here
http://www.collectablecycles.com/index_ ... ations.htm
Also some of the pinstripping which you see on vehicles is actually a sticker which comes in a roll available from Super Cheap auto or other discount car places.
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKYS. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
Until next time...
Have a look at Buegler_Pin_Striping.
The late George Robinson showed me his pin striping brush about 10 years ago. It had a short handle with bristles reaching about 2 inches in length. The bristles were flat and tapered down like a dagger to be quite short near the handle. He had the brush stored in a tin and in a very light oil.
This is a 'dagger brush' I bought recently.
The learning curve commences
That brush is quite similar to George's although his had even longer bristles and a wider brush width. He said it would hold more paint and allow for a one stroke to pinstripe for the length of a frame tube.
I have a similar brush to yours and have had a go at pinstriping - not very successful though. I think my hand was too unsteady. He showed me how to steady your hand with one finger on the tube you were painting also giving you a consistent distance from the tube.
I have been trying to remember the paint George suggested. I think it could have been coaching enamel - but i'm probably wrong. I do remember that the consistency had to be just right though to give an even line and consistent colour.
I was given one by an old supervisor at work back in the 80's He was a signwriter in a previous life & had gone blind in one eye.
Sadly, the cancer that took his eye eventually took his life.
He refered to the brush as a "Dagger Liner". The bristles are full of Vaselene [I think] & he told me that this was an old trick to preserve the brush between uses. Check with a signwriter before doing it to your brush though.
Carbine & SJH cycles, & Quicksilver BMX
Now that's AUSTRALIAN to the core.
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