Helpful guidelines

What paint do I use for pinstriping?

What paint do I use for pinstriping?

Shot enamel
1 Shot enamel was originally created for sign painting more than 60 years ago, and it is still the most popular paint for custom lettering and hand painted pin stripes on cars. Eastwood sells many colors of this paint, as well as the other compatible chemicals that go with it.

How do I choose a pinstriping brush?

Brushes should be looked at as a consumable, if you are going to do good quality stripes. Once a few hairs fall out, more will start to fall out and more often, just like on your head. Just pick them off the stripes before the paint can dry, or leave them as a sign that this was a real hand painted stripe.

Can you paint over pinstriping?

I would say absolutely not. The stipes are flexible, not stable, and have an adhesive. All three of this things could create a problem as clear coat is hard, inflexible, and may react with the adhesive of the stripes or the stripe material itself. The stripes could melt, for example.

Can you use acrylic paint for pinstriping?

This brush has been designed specifically for use with acrylic and water based paints with Taklon to maintain the body and snap when used with high density paints and squirrel hair to ensure the brush carries enough paint. These brushes are set in a metal ferrule….Mack : Pinstriping : For Waterbased & Acrylic Paint : Series 70.

Brush Hair : Type Hog

How do I prepare for pinstriping?

Before pinstriping, you must prep the surface. To remove any water soluble contaminants, you must thoroughly wash the substrate with detergent and water. Then to remove wax, grease, tar or other oil soluble contamination, prep the surface with a grease and wax remover.

How much do pinstripers charge?

What is the general pricing for having your vehicle or boat vinyl pinstriped by professional installers? If it’s a standard 2 or 4-door vehicle, the cost could be anywhere around $50 – $100.