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paint stripes on a car? The whole nine yards prep/ masking so on. I've painted several cars and touched-up, but never tried to make stripes.

Michael D. maybe? I love the stripes on your '02

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when laying out the stripes, use blue plastic "masking" tape--available from auto body supply shops. It's much thinner than paper masking tape and leaves a nice clean line. You use it for the actual edge, then use regular masking tape and paper to cover the area you're not painting.

The real trick is to get the stripes absolutely straight front to back and side to side. Lotsa measuring and eyeballing.

Good luck

Mike

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Flames," by Pat and Larry Kytola, and Motorbooks International has enough info to get the idea. There is a section that shows a project from start to finish.

I'm not suggesting that you paint flames, mind you, I'm just saying that the techniques are outlined. :)

I learned to paint signs and letter trucks at my uncle's body shop back in another decade. For a time I actually made money with brushes and paint. Got to do some real racing cars, too! It's now a lost art.

Delia Wolfe

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Inka (aka "Orange Julius")

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its not that hard, but like they say getting them

perrfect is a pain. Use the center line on the hood

to get them straight, then try and find the center of

the roof, and trunk lid.

Andy

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It will be a first for me also.

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yikes sweet engine!!

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my son wants em too. I keep showing him Dubois' Bacchus, and telling him Now, that's the ticket!"

Flat black on yellow, what you guys think?

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It is available in 2 or 3 thousandths of an inch. It will cost not much. And if you get bored with the color, peel it off and put another one.

Vinyl can nicely follow the curves of the car if applied on a warm day, or heated with a hair dryer.

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Just be sure to watch out for cross winds. They can really screw up a paint job.

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Remember reading somewhere that when Shelby American laid out the original paint scheme for the GT 350 Mustangs, they found that they had to put a slight "taper" in the hood stripes (narrower at the front of the hood, wider at the back) to correct for the perception that the stipes got narrower at the back when viewed from straight ahead.

Probably wouldn't apply in the case of a relatively short hood like an '02's but something to keep in mind.

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the thin ones can come off easily (they are staying), but the thick one on top was a bear to remove. Bacchus 2 seems to be popular judging by all the thumbs up we got driving in SF, probably the most 02 friendly city.

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