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Old 08-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Putting new pinstriping on my car this week. Silver, figure it'll match my wheels. Any way, my uncle told me mainly how to do it, wondering if you guys have any special tips or hints to make it go easier. Thanks.
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Down the side of the car? IMO, don't do it.
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yeah i would say dont do it either...

plus...i don't wanna be negative, but u are gonna mess up if ur a first timer..and ur gonna get pissed...save urself the agony
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If you insist on doing it, get the blue or green painters masking tape and apply that below where you want the pinstripe first. Then sight down the side of the car from a couple feet back to make sure it'* straight. Adjust it if necessary.

Then use that as a guide to apply the striping straight.
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yup that is the way to do it Bill

and for the guys that say dont do it....why?? i personally do not like the look of a bonneville without a pinstripe, i feel that the car needs the stripe and has a better look
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I'd suggest tape if you were thinking paint. Then it'* not permanent if you don't like it, or mess it up in the process.
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yup that is the way to do it Bill

and for the guys that say dont do it....why?? i personally do not like the look of a bonneville without a pinstripe, i feel that the car needs the stripe and has a better look
I think it makes the car look cleaner. As long as you like what the stripes look like on your car then thats fine.

Just my two Lincolns.
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Sorry, I already bought the stripes. OK, I was thinking, and I may wait and let him help me, b/c he has done this kind of stuff before. I'm going to follow the original pinstripe lines on the car, and mine followed the contour lines on the side, so it won't be a straight line. And imo, I like the way the stripes look on certain cars. My old car was red with white stripes, and I didn't like it, but this silver will look good on my car.
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i like pin srtipes..and what i wana do with mine is remove on of the black ones and put a gold one to replace it

some cars looks good with pinstripes and other dont
but to each his own
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