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Teaching Yourself How to Pinstripe By Bob Bond To start, all you need is some 1Shot or


Ronan Lettering Enamel, some High Temp Reducer #6002 from 1Shot and a striping brush. The striping brush I recommend for beginners is the Mack #000 Blue Wired Sword Striper. The only spot you need to trim on this brush is its tip. To do this, use a single edge razor blade and nip off a tiny portion of the tip while the brush is full of paint. This eliminates the very fine point when starting a stripe. Using a magazine as a pallet to mix your paint, dip the brush into the paint first and apply it to the magazine. Next dip the brush into a separate container of reducer and mix the two together on the magazine’s surface. If it is too thick, add a little more re- ducer; if it’s too thin, wait a few minutes and it will start to thicken up and not be so runny. Start by using blank white paper size


11X17 and paint lines downward trying dif- ferent pressures to get different line thick- nesses as seen in photo #1. As you become more proficient at pulling a line and main- taining its thickness you’ll want to keep the line from wavering, use a piece of masking


brush a slight twist in the direction you’re going, this will give you a consistent line as the line turns. In photo #3 you see I’m paint- ing a teardrop design with a slight curvature. In photo #4 you’ll see it’s also very impor-


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tape and run the lines next to the tape. In photo #2 you can see that I’m holding onto the tape’s edge while pulling the lines down- ward. The next thing to practice is the curved line; as you pull a line to get a curve give the


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