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#697429 - 06/05/17 12:54 am Pinstriping  
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I might be over thinking this, but I'm going to make an attempt to hand draw the pinstripes on my '70 gas tank. I've got a nice blue coat of paint on there now and really like the color. So, a couple of questions:

1) Should the pinstripe overlap the edge of the blue paint, i.e. pinstripe paint on both the blue paint and the chrome?
2) I'm going to clearcoat the tank. Should I clearcoat the blue and then pinstripe the edge over the clearcoat, or pinstripe and then clearcoat everything? I would assume the latter, but I have nagging doubts.


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#697441 - 06/05/17 4:01 am Re: Pinstriping [Re: JD]  
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The A65 factory tanks I have had are pin striped to "seal" the paint edge, as you said half on / half off. The tanks I've painted I do the same thing, so YES to your question.
I also clear the finished color/pin stripe, and try to just barely overlap the outside edge with the clear. Of course paint on chrome is not supposed to stick, but I've been happy so far.


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#697516 - 06/05/17 6:38 pm Re: Pinstriping [Re: JD]  
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Thanks KC, just the answer I was looking for!


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