Re: [CR]Pinstriping help/info needed

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Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:53:11 -0400
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To: Nick March <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pinstriping help/info needed
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Would that I had read the following tips before attempting to fill some of the holidays on my rather tatty Bates BAR's boxlining. Although Testors enamel suits many touch up purposes, I'll blame the paint (and my inexpertise) because I tried a handful of brushes with uniformly poor success. While it looks as though I dipped my finger into some cream cheese and went at it, you don't much notice it on dark, cloudy nights.

It is no wonder that pinstripers and boxliners were inclined to drink a bit. Toward the end of my efforts, I found that a tumberful of malt whiskey worked a treat by both steadying my hand and lowering my standards.

Charlie Young Honey Brook, PA USA

On Mon, 12 May 2008 14:04:04 +0200 (CEST), Nick March <> wrote:
> Just been looking into pinstriping. Brushes galore, those I can see the
> need for. But paint ? Special "one shot" and others...
> In the 20's - 60's, did bike pinstripers use special paints ? Looking at
> my bikes, seems they were using standard paint suitably thinned .
> Any info much appreciated !
> Nick March, Agen, 47000 Lot et Garonne, France
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