For people looking to create their own custom bikes, pinstriping is a great way to add a unique touch. Pinstriping itself does require some ability, but using templates and stencil tape can make the process much easier. If you find that you are having trouble applying the pinstripes or not getting the look you wanted, motorcycle pinstriping can be done at an auto body shop to ensure perfect pinstripes. However, the main point of pinstriping is to give a new look to your bike and help it to stand out.
Motorcycle pinstriping has been around for some considerable time now and still continues to gain popularity with motorcycle owners. It first was used back in the 1950’s and vehicle pinstriping was used as a way of decorating automobiles and bikes and has come quite some way since the early days. For those who like to show off their motorcycle, using motorcycle pinstriping will further enhance the look that they have created.
When it comes to selecting a pinstripe design for a motorcycle one should be looking at one’s own interests. When you know what it is you are going to do you can either by a pre made design stencil or template to use or if you feel able to then you do the pinstripe design freehand yourself.
The appliance of motorcycle pinstriping can be carried out either using a kit or getting an auto body shop to do it. The kits available contain stencils that allow you to have a consistent outline for the design chosen, and for the stencils to be applied onto a motorcycle one needs to get some pinstriping paint and brushes. However, more often motorcycle pinstriping is carried out in an auto body shop where the pinstripers will apply the design freehand. No matter what technique is used the motorcycle pinstriping needs to be carefully applied so that it adds the custom look to the motorcycle.
Along with applying the design carefully, you also need specialist tools when it comes to motorcycle pinstriping. The primary tool used to apply a design onto a vehicle is the pinstriping brush which helps to ensure that even if the design is created at home when applied it is of a professional standard. The brushes have been made to be comfortable for a person to use and allow them sufficient control over it as they apply their design.
Another utensil is a pinstriping tool. By using this, motorcycle pinstriping can be applied more thoroughly as it paints the edges of the motorcycle. Also, you can easily paint a single straight line or a set of parallel lines. Both tools will provide neatness and quality to your motorcycle’s design.
There are many great benefits to be had from motorcycle pinstriping. But what is important when applying motorcycle pinstriping is that you make sure you apply the design neatly if you want to create a professional finish. It is going to take a lot of time and practice to create perfect pinstripes, but by mastering this skill using various application methods one is able to create a look to their bike which is completely unique. If you are able to gain an interest in motorcycle pinstriping you will begin to appreciate the beauty of these unique designs.
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