How to Pinstripe By Ray "el Vago" Smith
I am assuming that most of you have had some experience (good or bad) with a Mack striper and 1-Shot paint. If you have, then you have some idea of how to hold a brush (a long topic that is of questionable value) and how to get the proper consistency of the paint. I will dwell briefly on this as there are some variables that you may or may not know.
The quality of the pix may not be the greatest as I was taking them myself. Don't ask; it was 1 AM and I didn't want to wake my wife. Normally when I do designs I use both hands but for this I had to use my other hand to hold the camera and also to show clarity. So here goes nothing:
I took a piece of butcher paper and laid out a grid of 1" squares to use as a spacing
guide. As I am going to be doing this design on a piece of gray Lexan, you have only to center the piece over the
grid. In this case, I drew the center line higher than the rest to make locating it easier.
The Lexan is laid in place. If you don't have enough contrast, you can lay out a grid on the reverse side of the Lexan.
Before I start on this one, there are a couple things I need to say:
|The other side.|
I make another line a little further from the first. Also I would like to say that one thing that new stripers do that makes things difficult for them is: they will make a starting loop and when they bring it back to the center try and bring it together at a very wide angle. This makes it almost impossible to bring the two lines together without crossing over too far. When you bring your lines together, do it at a very narrow angle and you will find they blend much easier note how the first loop comes together).
|Again the design is brought together at the center.|
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