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Need to learn pinstriping

Discussion in 'Pinstriping' started by Cuda, May 10, 2015.


  1. Cuda

    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    20150506_213834 (Small).jpg Here we go, I knew sometime down the road I'd have to learn to pinstripe tanks lol! Takes hours to tape a fender off so I can airbrush the pinstripe when I could do it by hand in 5 min if I had the guts to do it! 20150510_103616 (Small).jpg I have some One Shot and couple Mack brushes I bought about 5 years ago when I tried to learn it. Even bought Wizard's pinstripe 3 part dvd to watch and learn. I can do straight lines it's the damn flame belly curves that mess me up. So I think One Shot is a good paint to use on bikes, just need to buy the hardener so I can clear over it.
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    Right there with you. I haven't mustered the guts to try myself. Gonna need to soon tho.
  3. Cuda

    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    Doing some research on google right now seeing if one shot is the way to go or HOK pinstripe paint since I use all HOK paints to airbrush with.
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    I would use HOK under clear. 1Shot over. Not that you can't use HOK over. HOK also has a hardener to make it more durable.
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    I am using mostly 1Shot.

    Tape out and paint a panel with flames and clear. Use the 1 shot to practice the flame belly. I do this every so often. It was recommended by a striper to me as practice.
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    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    Thx Wayne, was just reading that HOK doesn't require the hardener so probably will be my best bet for doing my bike parts. Going to order a couple cans to try it anyways, already have one shot to practice with till then.
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    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    Wayne do you use the one shot reducer and hardener? Read that you can use whatever the catalyst goes with the clear. I've always just used paint thinner to thin but thought I read one of Justin's posts that one shot changed their formula so it's recommended to use their brand.
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    I use both mineral spirits and the 1Shot reducer. MS more for practice or if I am having issues with flow. I don't have their hardener but have tried an enamel paint hardener from Tractor supply. I wouldn't trust it for a customer,just for my own use.
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    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    I hear ya on that, cheap for practice, the real deal for paying customers.
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    2 things...ok well 3, ...about dern time!! Lol and I use 1shot, AND...an "older" striper friend of mine, told me to ALWAYS leave my brushes in OIL...helps them keep their shape. When ya need it, squeeze off oil, and start to load your brush. I have all 4 of mine in a tuper wear container thingy, and used clothes pins to keep them soaking, but not the wood part. :D
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    Cuda Hot Glue King. Very Likeable!

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    Thx Meesh, just what I don't have time for is learning something new lol!
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    Cuda get hok striping paint put some in your airbrush and you will not look back
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    I like one shot for striping thicker consistency
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    Thx John, ordered a bunch of HOK stripping paints and brushes. Found some old dvd's I had and watched them, sure looks easy lolo!!!
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    Absolutely, oil or grease. Grease is good because you can shape the hairs, then when you wash the grease out with white spirit (mineral spirit) the brush is ready to go. Also on the 'One shot' theme, when using white, most of the old signwriters added a small amount of black to it.
    I hav'nt used one shot for years now, it used to have a large amount of lead content that aided coverage, hence 'one shot' though with the weaker colours especially yellows, two coats was not unusual. I know the lead has since been removed from the manufacturing process and I have no idea how it performs now.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Always time to learn old things , As a sign painter I figured you would already know how to do pinstriping as most of the old sign painter did.

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