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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 08:18:10 AM »

Good job on both sets of wheels guys! Rick the powder coat looks great & know you'll get stripes just right as well.
Merry Christmas!  Rick C.
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 09:33:22 AM »

I've always thought multi-functional 'tools' were best .

And , Thanks Rick C .

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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2016, 09:15:46 AM »

You are welcome PD. Anytime you need to borrow it, it is available.  Cool
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2016, 03:23:06 PM »

You're a good man Reese . Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 07:51:24 AM »

Striped the wheels today.  Not too shabby for the first time for a guy that doesn't have the steadiest hand.

 My feeling is that if one had a chrome bicycle wheel around to practice on, it would be easier to perfect a good technique.  I say chrome, because it would be easy to wipe if off the chrome with some lacquer thinner and repeat until you got the feel of it.
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 08:09:44 AM »

Looks great from my house , Rick . Wink

I think those stripes will do nicely . They'd likely even pass a factory inspection .
They look better than mine and no one has every said a derogatory word to me concerning them .

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 05:51:46 PM »

Nice job, Rick!  Can you tell me if you free-handed, and if so, what type of brush did you use? I've done mine with tape that you pull the center out of, but its    not a real good look.  Thanks, Dwayne
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 07:01:22 PM »

I used a Beugler pin striping tool.  I used it with one of the included guides, which I modified slightly, and covered with heat shrink tubing so I didn't have metal on paint contact.
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 07:24:20 PM »

I never thought of putting heat shrink tubing on the guide arm to protect the paint. Good tip. Grin
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2017, 07:54:46 PM »

Just curious, does that tool help with striping fenders as well?

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 04:03:16 AM »

You can use it with edge guides or free hand.  I will be using with an edge guide to do my fenders, but that will not be soon, as I am not up to the point of paint yet.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 07:54:12 AM »

Used to be "guys" at bike/car shows that would both "demo" and do "Von Dutch style" pin stripe on whatever you wanted.  I remember I had a whole bike, including fatbob tank, done for about $100 with 4-5 colors.  Now the art is pretty rare.  Hydrodipping is now the answer for most custom work because the detail and expense can't be beat.   
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 08:52:09 AM »

There is a guy who does just that at Portland every year.  The one thing he will not do is wheels!  Why, I don't know, that is just what he told me.
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2017, 09:33:39 AM »

I wonder if it's because wheels aren't always "true" and people complained the line wasn't perfectly straight when spun, or width slightly varied.  I've seen people use twin vinyl pinstripe used as a paint guide.  You paint between and then remove the vinyl from the sides.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »

I wonder if it's because wheels aren't always "true" and people complained the line wasn't perfectly straight when spun, or width slightly varied.  I've seen people use twin vinyl pinstripe used as a paint guide.  You paint between and then remove the vinyl from the sides.

Paul, I would guess it is exactly that reason. 
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