Pinstriping is an easy way to add pizazz to your car. The 36 inch roll comes with two widths: 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch. The pinstriping has a self-adhesive back and a clear protective cover over the colored portion that needs to be removed after application. Simply unroll the required amount, if not wanting to apply both the 1/8 inch and 1/4 to the same area, simply cut in between the two sizes and use the size you would like. Remove the stripe backing and apply it to the car, trim off the excess, remove the clear protecting tape, and you're all set.
Instructions for Applying Pinstriping
- Allow paint to dry completely before applying pinstriping.
- Decide where you want to apply the pinstriping. If using both 1/8 and 1/4 inch striping together unroll slightly more than needed. You will want some excess pinstriping on both ends. If only wanting one size of striping unroll the desired length cut striping in between the two different sizes.
- Keeping the pinstriping taut between your two hands, lower the pinstriping onto the car body. If needed, remove and repostion until the pinstriping is in the desired location.
- Use a soft, clean rag to press down the pinstriping.
- With a sharp hobby knife, trim off the excess on each end.
- If the pinstriping will end on a curve (such as the "1/8 Inch White" striping shown in the photo above), continue the pinstriping about an inch under the car. If you stop on the curve, the pinstriping will tend to curl up.
- Pinstriping will accept most brands and formulations of clear coat. So, apply pinstriping after painting, but before clear coating.
- Store unused pinstriping at room temperature
- Black Pinstriping - Any lighter paint color
- Yellow Pinstriping - Black, and most Blue, Green, Red, and Purple paints
- Blue Pinstriping - Black, White, and most Yellow and Red paints
- White Pinstriping - Any darker paint color
- Red Pinstriping - Black, White, and most Yellow and Blue Paints
- Chrome Pinstriping - Any paint color