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Old 03-27-2023, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default pinstripe masking-tape length

How much (length) tape would be needed to mask for striping 31 A SW std sedan (Murray)??
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Old 03-27-2023, 10:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: pinstripe masking-tape length

Any good pinstriper will do it freehand, no masking tape used. If you're going to mask it off and paint a stripe then approx double the length of the stripe ( top and bottom ) measure the length of your planned stripe.
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Old 03-27-2023, 10:48 AM   #3
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They make an easy to use tape for painting pinstripes - https://www.xcaliberart.com/product/...-stencil-tape/
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Old 03-27-2023, 12:04 PM   #4
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They make an easy to use tape for painting pinstripes - https://www.xcaliberart.com/product/...-stencil-tape/
That tape works great for straight lines, but where you have to make curves it gets very difficult (BTDT). And on the SW you need to make curves in your pinstriping. Best to get it done free-hand or use a pinstriping wheel.

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Old 03-27-2023, 03:33 PM   #5
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That tape works great for straight lines, but where you have to make curves it gets very difficult (BTDT). And on the SW you need to make curves in your pinstriping. Best to get it done free-hand or use a pinstriping wheel.

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Yep the curves are tough. They make different tape that easily turns - it's designed for doing flames. My car was done by hand many years ago and is getting thin in a couple spots. I've got a stripping wheel but I think I'll just find a guy with the talent to hand do the stripe and the eye to make the color match.
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Old 03-27-2023, 04:43 PM   #6
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My first post. I know this is not how Ford did it. So many pinstripes are over the top of the finish coat, these are under the whole shebang. Light blue airbrushed then 1/16Ē wide tape over it. Dark blue next, followed by clear coat. A stripe that wonít ware off. Painted my Sport Coupe with original Ford colors but did the stripe s to last . Canít feel them , smooth and protected. Cheers
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Old 03-28-2023, 08:07 AM   #7
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Dom, very nice job! A tank to be proud of.

What tape did you use?
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Old 03-28-2023, 10:57 AM   #8
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My hand isn't steady enough to do stripes with a brush so I buy the best quality 3M tapes that I can get to lay them out. A person can do a tape of the correct width as the marker tape and then butt the masking right up to the edge of the marker. When all the asking is applied, the marker can be pulled off just before applying the paint.

I always buy fresh new rolls of tape to lay out stripes and I get twice as much as I think I need to do the job. I always leave the edge tapes where I can peel them off without messing with the masking paper or plastic. That way I can peel the tape off the edge of the stripe while it's still wet. This allows it to flow a bit before it dries. It looks more natural that way. I pull the rest of the masking off after it's all dry.
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Old 03-29-2023, 06:52 PM   #9
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I used 3M Fine line tape 1/16Ē wide. Airbrushed the light blue applied the tape( itís very easy to bend around tight radius curves). Then sprayed the Lombardi blue. Remove the tape and then clear coat. The stripe is buried deep under the clear coat. I never saw this done before but Iím sure itís not first time painters have used this technique.
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Old 03-29-2023, 07:03 PM   #10
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Hereís a freehand stripe done by a local artist. Young person whoís very talented.
I didnít want the freehand non stock striping on the car itself but thought the rear end could use a nice ď tramp stampĒ or AKA some inkÖ..
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