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pin striping and coach line

Old 11-19-2014, 01:12 PM
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Does anyone have any pics of pinstriping placement. Also looki g to see how it starts and ends. Mi e has never had it and im thinking a nice goldish colour would look great!

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Old 11-19-2014, 04:07 PM
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Wen I installed mine ( metallic gold stripe on Sage Green paint) i had painted the body of the car and about an hour later I layed the stripes on each side and then I shot the several coats of Hi Performance clear over the car...burying the stripes under the clear.
Old 11-20-2014, 10:51 AM
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I believe the pinstripe is just a single line, not double. That's how mine is and that's what I've noticed on everyone else's. Anyone can correct me, if I'm mistaken...I won't take offense as I'm not an expert.

I definitely like your gold and agree with alyn that clear coating over it creates a smooth finish and will protect the stripes from premature fading and/or peeling.

The question then is where does it start and end, and how high above the body line is it?

These pictures show the stripe better than what I can explain it, but are of low resolution. Hopefully someone else will post close ups with measurements to verify.

And I'm not really sure why there are two door locks on the advertised model below?
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Well, I had to go look at my car. An 83 XJ in Grosvenor Brown. Original paint and in very decent condition. Striking when washed!!

Two very thin gold lines along it's flanks, closely spaced. At e front the get closer together til they merge in a point.

I'm reasonably sure they were applied at Brownslane as decals. Pulling a line in real paint, a lost art.

In the past, my friend operated a collision shop that his dad started. He had been a pin stripper in Detroit. Although in his golden years, on a special occasion, he would pull a line. Wow, what artistry.

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Both single and twin were used IIRC, and the 'point's are important (check out http://www.jag-lovers.org/xjlovers/info/jagcare3.pdf, page 15.)

Yeah, Carl -- watching those guys work is amazing. I've got some old codger down the road who puts 'em on his hotrods with hardly a measurment, just astounding 'eyeball' ability.
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