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Cleaning Kafka Grid

Discussion in 'Pinstriping' started by Bosse, Oct 7, 2017.


  1. Bosse

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    Hi, looking to try thsi pinstriping thingy, I looked at Kafka brushes and his "grid" to make a grid :p
    But after you have made an design on this grid, how do you clean/erase the grid from the artwork?
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    markjthomson is right , the grid is to layout the design. I use mine for layout and even a stencil for air brush. You make a layout vertical and horizontal with a Stabilo pencil and when your paint has dried you wipe off the Stabilo line with a damp cloth. Also, Kaffka brush are great because you can scroll and do a lot more with it compared to the Mack sword brushes-those take time (years). I think I have bought every brush out there and still can't stripe worth a crap...:( Kafka is not my favorite because for me it doesn't seem to hold as much paint.
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    Just like mark and rdawk said

    You use a stabilo pencil to draw the grid onto whatever your substrate, paint your design, wait for the paint to dry and gently wipe the stabilo off.
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    If you want to use it to pratice on Just get a piece of glass with the edges smoothed out that way you can draw your pinstriping on the grid and lay the glass over it and paint on the glass,Then to remove the paint just wet the glass and use a single edeged razor blade to scrape the paint off!
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    Yep great idea. I have an approx A2 size piece and the grid and some lines are already drawn on some paper underneath. You can also have lettering on the paper to practise. Well anything really on the paper. And yep scrape it off with a blade when your done.

    Lee
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    Great, thank you for your answers, you both answered my question and gave me som tips.
    As always on the Orange forum. :thumbsup:

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