A touch of talent, an abundance of free time, a can or two of striping enamel, a few assorted brushes, and the wish to embellish just about anything that doesn't run away is about all one needs to learn how to pinstripe-eventually, that is. Once the basics have been learned, one can then begin to utilize more of the wide variety of specialized brushes, enamels, and techniques needed to expand from short straight lines to a combination of long lines and stylized designs that'll set your hot rod, street rod, classic truck, or motorcycle aside from the rest.
Following up on last issue's introduction to the art of pinstriping is part two-a look at how an accomplished "pinhead" approaches the blank canvas of a street rod. Whether it's just a few licks or a full-on mass of lines and designs, pinstriping is the icing on that cake you call a hot rod. Here, we'll take a quick look at tools, surface prep, design, and layout, and some techniques that we observed when we had Jeff "Styles" lay some lines on our STREET RODDER project Deuce some weeks ago. So check it out.