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    Default Vinyl pinstriping?

    No, not for the car.

    I'm toying with the idea of adding a "time attack"-style stripe to my new track wheels. Before I do something permanent like paint or powdercoat, I wanted to try putting a vinyl stripe on the wheels to see if I liked the way they look. Call it analog Photoshop.

    This is what I'm thinking of doing:




    Anyone know where I might be able to find vinyl pinstriping in orange or red?
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    Good luck on getting it straight.

    You can get pinstripes at Penn Industries in Garland.

    I also have thought of doing that, but will use One-Shot and a Mack 00 pinstripping brush.

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    Chart-pak stripes for temporary viewing should be avalable at Azle Art on the SW corner of Park and 75. In the parking lot with Fishmongers and Ojeda's
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    Quote Originally Posted by altiain View Post
    No, not for the car.

    I'm toying with the idea of adding a "time attack"-style stripe to my new track wheels. Before I do something permanent like paint or powdercoat, I wanted to try putting a vinyl stripe on the wheels to see if I liked the way they look. Call it analog Photoshop.
    Copy cat!

    Go orange to match your numbers. I'm looking for some pinstripe tape right now also, to do my numbers to match my wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miatamoto View Post
    Copy cat!

    Go orange to match your numbers. I'm looking for some pinstripe tape right now also, to do my numbers to match my wheels.
    I thought about it long before you ordered your P1s. From a PM I sent to Cosmos on 1/3/08:

    I got flat black wheels. I'm thinking about adding an orange "time attack" style stripe to them to match my magnetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue View Post
    Good luck on getting it straight.

    You can get pinstripes at Penn Industries in Garland.

    I also have thought of doing that, but will use One-Shot and a Mack 00 pinstripping brush.
    What is One-Shot?

    So... if I decide I like it, what might a guy like you charge to paint a pinstripe on four wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue View Post



    Light blue should look wonderful on I-Pee's wheels.

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    Why not just get some whitewall tires? Or, some Tiger Paws,linkie
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    This guy on Lotus talk got a decal and applied it for the desired effect. I posted to see how he did it for you guys. Another member on the board also does lots of custom decals/stickers/badges so he might have the supplies.

    http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/show...777#post920777

    This guy is in Dallas and did an orange pinstripe.

    http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44179

    This guy did the whole lip instead of just the edge.

    http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37783
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    I picked up some red vinyl pinstripe tape at Vatozone for $3 (40 ft. roll, 1/8" wide). They've also got 1/4" wide that would work well on your wheels. It's very easy to work with and the curve on an 18" wheel should be pretty easy.

    Sorry, didn't see any orange.
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    Got a PM back from the guy said he picked it up at pep boys.
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    IIRC old school when I worked with the artist at the TV station, he said that stuff worked much better warm. Put it in the garage and turn the heat up.
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    So no more complaining about my numbers being to dark!!!

    This will set them off nicely:


    And they'll go well with this:
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    Quit bogarting my thread!



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    Quote Originally Posted by altiain View Post
    Quit bogarting my thread!



    Wow Miatamoto is the coolest RX8 owner Evar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by POS Racing View Post
    Wow Miatamoto is the coolest RX8 owner Evar!
    Wayyyy cooler than that Iain kid.
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