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Pinstripers & Sign Painters

A group for anyone iterested in pinstriping and sign painting. From experts to the first timer. Hopefully people will teach and learn here.

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Comment by Doug F on August 29, 2011 at 6:54pm
Thanks man... Spit works best to remove stabillo, some surfaces stain from stabillo too, so always be careful.  Grease pencils are what I prefer, but you need to wait until it is dry and then you use wax and grease remover and carefully wipe your marks off.
Comment by Bud Mc on August 29, 2011 at 2:57pm
by the way thanks again for the info. Glad you're part of this group.
Comment by Bud Mc on August 29, 2011 at 2:56pm
Does it just wipe away after you are done painting, or do you have to work at it.
Comment by Doug F on August 28, 2011 at 11:07pm

Hey Bud,

There isn't much way to flatten the paint, that I know of, the HOK stuff is flat already, but I don't use it. One idea is to wipe some whiting across it when it is almost dry, another is to not clean all of the oil out of your brush (more of a mistake). I use either stabilo (blue or white) but they melt in the heat... I also use orange or white grease pencils and draw it really light. Then there is the whole pounce pattern thing... You will find that you will use just about anything, because you can't find what you think you have. :D

Comment by Bud Mc on August 28, 2011 at 10:52pm
Doug, what do you use to outline your work while sign painting prior to putting any paint down. Do you use a stabillo or ? I need to figure this out as well so I can start painting my truck. I've used a pencil for practice but I thought I heard that its supposed to be a stabillo or greaseless pencil. Thanks again in advance.
Comment by Bud Mc on August 28, 2011 at 1:59pm

Is there a way to flatten the paint. Right now I'm using one shot and I know they make a flattener for it but everyone around here quit carrying one shot and now its all house of kolors lettering and striping paint. What do you guys use or do to flatten the paint?

Comment by alan michael frost on August 6, 2011 at 4:33am
thanks for the info doug when i get everything and get some praticing done ill post it on here for u to critiesize and tell me what i did wrong so i can get better at it.
Comment by alan michael frost on August 6, 2011 at 4:27am
thanks bud that means alot comming from someone i never met you are the first person to ever say that to me.
Comment by Bud Mc on August 3, 2011 at 9:45pm
To Cool!!!!
Comment by Doug F on August 2, 2011 at 9:49am

Well, I will put it this way; Alan gets approached by 75 people a year wanting to learn how to stripe, so he is a bit hard on you in the beginning and ignores you a lot, until you prove yourself to him.  He has a great sense of humor, and his knowledge is great to get out of him too. He's a torture tester of paints and products and uses regular old striping brushes, none of the fancy so-and-so's brushes. I learned a LOT from Glen Weisgerber, Howie Nisgor, Joe Sulpy, Clay White, Herb Martinez and apprenticed under Harry Henkel for 3 years striping and lettering trucks.

They are all great guys with their own quirks and all, but who doesn't have those?


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