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Repainting a pinstripe.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by DM, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. DM


    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 11,386

    Location: West Kingsdown, Kent.

    Hi all,

    Do you think a body shop would be able to repaint a car coachline / pinstripe? Or am i going to have to find someone that does shop fronts etc.

    I dont want a stick on one.
  2. Clarkey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,189

    Factory ones are almost always stickers. Painting anything other than a single colour becomes massively more complex. You'll notice two-tone cars usually have a trim piece covering the transition.
  3. Janesy B


    Joined: 19 Apr 2008

    Posts: 25,566

    Pinstriping is done with a brush. Well it is when it's done properly. Anyone trying to mask off areas and do pinstripes with a gun, needs shooting.
  4. DM


    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 11,386

    Location: West Kingsdown, Kent.

    Yea i knew that, i was just wondering where i am going to find someone up to the job.

    Its on an oldish Jag i have which i want to keep original, so a sticker isnt an option.

    On both the front wings sadly the pinstripe has a small gap in it, probably the only blemish on the car.

    Whenever i open the garage and look at it, it hits me straight in the eye, so i want it done.
  5. Lopéz

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    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 27,926

    Location: LE9/OTK

    Your best bet, if you can't find a proper old school custom painter, is to find someone who does coach painting or signwriting for buses/coaches that sort of thing.

    The trend these days is to use vinyl but a lot of vehicles will still be painted, much of it by hand.