"Actually, when my F100 is done, I will letter it too with the original owner's company name, since it was bought by the company... Eastern Panhandle Pipeline Company. I have the original key, owner's manual and think it would be cool to…"
"Nah... If you have seen some real old lettered trucks, it is perfect. Something like this would have been good to have made a pattern and then you could adjust the centering, and then you wouldn't have to worry about pencil lines or anything…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
These days it is easier than ever to learn, or re-learn, how to stripe. There are numerous videos, car shows and books available to help you get started.
As my mentor Alan Johnson says in his book, "Buy a couple brushes, some thinner…"
"No problem Bud...
If you are using your brushes EVERY day, just lay them in a tray of kerosene. I don't use mine every day, so I use some of Mr. J's brush oil... He's the guy who makes the Xcaliber brushes. My mentor would just…"
"Yall are welcome, if you have any other questions, I am more than glad to help. Mc, it looks like you have the concept down, now work at perfecting a consistent line and definately practice straight lines... So few master them, but that's where…"
"I would say not to trim your brushes until you see how it is done by someone who is experienced. I have been striping for 14 years and learned from some of the guys who make how-to videos now...
When you first buy a brush, MACk green or blue thread,…"