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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buick bill, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. buick bill
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    buick bill
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    from yreka;ca

    im about to try to paint the red lines on the stainless trim on my 41 chevy sd coupe.the brite red oneshot and 20 dollar 3 brush pin stripe kit are on the way . never tried anything like this before and i looking for any advice i can get. my grill should be back from the plater in a wk or so as well . it originally has many many lines id like to restore .should i try to sand the groves in the stainless and chrome before to get the paint to stick ? im hoping not . then if i screw up i can just wipe it clean and re think if i even want it. what are your thoughts ? new bumpers had paint on the wing guards as well DSCF5421.JPG 1941 chevrolet special deluxe coupe.png
     
  2. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
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    If you're hand isn't steady, or you have no pinstriping talent, just tape off both sides of your target area & slop it on. That's what I would do. Or, hire my buddy, who is a striper.
     
  3. Are the lines going into a recessed area? If they are, that's easy, do your best to get the paint where you want it, then dip a rag in lacquer thinner or mineral spirits and run your finger in the rag along the edge to clean up any over flow.
     
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  4. buick bill
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    buick bill
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    from yreka;ca

    about 30 lines in just the grill . so a lot of taping .ye they all go ina groove so might not be to bad
     
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  5. Lost in the Fifties
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
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    Lost in the Fifties
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    Try a paint pen, it's fast and easy. Just about perfect for indented lines, and lasts well.
     
  6. buick bill
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    buick bill
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    from yreka;ca

    i rcvd my brushs yesterday . one shot is on the way . so ill give it a one shot first and see what happens .i saw hardener listed for the onshot .im not sure if i should use it ? im waiting to see how thin/ thick the paint is and how quick it sets up . im planning on painting the grill before i install it ,so it will be horizontal soshould be easier . im not sure how well the paint will stick to chrome and stainless i guess laquer was used originally . but maybe red lead ? still spots left after 80 yrs but not many !! i just need 20 yrs maybe less!!
     

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