BritBike Forum logo
BritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike Sponsor SteadfastCyclesBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorHepolite PistonsBritBike Sponsor
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Gold Membership | Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Member Spotlight
Morgan aka Admin
Morgan aka Admin
Sävedalen, Sweden
Posts: 2,410
Joined: July 2001
ShoutChat Box
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
a word from..
Manuals on DVD (Shipping included)
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
#787054 10/14/19 2:33 pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Ready to have pinstripe done on freshly painted tank and need to know correct width.


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale: British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #787057 10/14/19 3:39 pm
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
1/8"


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #787058 10/14/19 3:40 pm
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
least where its possible to be measured, the accuracy of the hand done pin striping wasn't all that perfect....


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Allan G #787059 10/14/19 3:46 pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Thanks Allan. Least now my pinstriper has an idea. Can't wait till it's done.


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #787082 10/15/19 12:00 am
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 17
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 17
When it's done, please post a picture so we can all enjoy seeing it.

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #787150 10/15/19 8:17 pm
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Originally Posted by Beach
Thanks Allan. Least now my pinstriper has an idea. Can't wait till it's done.


No worries, you see thicker and it never looks right. I have various widths of tape, the 3mm (1/8) I only use for masking off for the white line or for having more flexibility with shapes. The thicker stuff is what I mask up to or onto.


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Allan G #787161 10/15/19 10:05 pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Is there a certain white that would be close to correct or just any bright white?


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #790167 11/15/19 8:41 pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
[Linked Image]Paint is done. Waiting on decal and pinstripesp[Linked Image][Linked Image]

Last edited by Beach; 11/15/19 8:42 pm.

Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #790180 11/15/19 11:47 pm
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Plain white pin striping paint will be fine. You’ll want to thin it down though, I often use it neat but it does tend to fish eye. Alternately I’ve used spray kitchen appliance white, both have a soft sheen. The spray will have a thinner in the paint already, spray enough into the lid and it should be thin enough to paint on that way. That’s how I did my current tank.


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #793304 12/18/19 5:39 pm
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
[Linked Image]Got decal and clearcoat done. Going to do pinstripe tomorrow


Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #793365 12/19/19 8:54 am
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,941
Likes: 35
Looks amazing!


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Pinstripe width 1965 A65 LR
Beach #795036 01/07/20 12:07 am
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
Beach Online Content OP
Britbike forum member
OP Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 862
Likes: 14
[Linked Image][Linked Image]
Pinstripes done. Now have to decide black or red badges. Happy with the result.

Last edited by Beach; 01/07/20 12:10 am.

Bill
1974 Norton Commando
1966 Lightning
1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead

Moderated by  Allan G, Jon W. Whitley 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | DVD- Manuals & Parts books
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Gold Membership | Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4