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bugedd
04-20-2011, 09:52 AM
I am getting a bit ahead of myself, but this weekend I am picking up a former race car body to build on the side then swap my parts over, and my mind won't quit thinking about paint. The car has a roll bar, the loop behind the drivers seat. Can't decide if I will keep that or go with a full length roll bar which I already have. I think I decided on the metallic white that is seen on newer Lexus and some Audi's. Then I was thinking a metallic charcoal stripe with the roll bar painted to match. Now I have to figure out what kind of stripe to do. Gundy, I'd like to see a good pic of yours, from what I recall I liked it.
So everyone, show me what you have!

Gundy
04-20-2011, 10:13 AM
I'm going without stripes on my respray.
I like the wide stripes on the car now but
just wanted to have it clean and tidy for a bit.
This is the only pic I have at the office.
I'll find some rear pics when I get home this PM.

bugedd
04-20-2011, 10:14 AM
Very nice, I do like that

mightymidget
04-20-2011, 01:30 PM
I would really think about the white pearle on a small car with alot of open body lines and metal fender beads. My wife wanted a white pearle on her BE and I finally have got her on Primrose Yellow

Sopwith_Camel
04-20-2011, 02:25 PM
well I should be quiet now.
but white with blue cobra stripes is good or blue like the Ecurie Ecosse sprite.

steve

bill_powell
04-20-2011, 03:02 PM
https://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/Mini/PICT0006-1.jpg

https://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l129/bill_powell/Mini/PICT0008-3.jpg

Sopwith_Camel
04-20-2011, 03:19 PM
I see your stripe and Raise !!
https://sites.google.com/site/shaggysadventure/_/rsrc/1302367014161/home/volda-trip/VoldaOct.1290.jpg

bill_powell
04-20-2011, 03:40 PM
Sup-Wit-Camel, I stand humbled and awed.

You sir, obviously don't mess around when it comes to stripes...

:bow:

Gundy
04-20-2011, 04:59 PM
Here is the rear of the stripe.

bugedd
04-20-2011, 09:47 PM
hmmm...the original eggshell white looks good on the car,so I don't see why a metallic white, a bit brighter, would look bad??? And a silver or some other metallic strip like Gundy's would make a nice contrast. Tough to say like any paint job, hard to visualize

bugedd
04-20-2011, 09:49 PM
BTW, Gundy, can you email me a front and back pic for higher resolution to hamiltonedd@yahoo.com .

JPSmit
04-21-2011, 07:55 AM
I think I decided on the metallic white that is seen on newer Lexus and some Audi's.

There is a pearl white that is to my eyes very close to Old English White - see it on Escalades - I was tempted when painting Ms Triss but didn't want that look.

Gundy
04-21-2011, 08:48 AM
BTW, Gundy, can you email me a front and back pic for higher resolution to hamiltonedd@yahoo.com .

I don't have a high res of the rear and now I will never have one with the new spray. :wink:
I sent a high res of the front.

scoutll
04-21-2011, 09:31 AM
My car is actually red, with a really wide black stripe... :rolleyes:

bugedd
04-21-2011, 09:54 AM
Wow, thats one wide stripe :)Nice looking car!

Gary_D
04-22-2011, 07:03 PM
Little Red with black stripes

Gary_D
04-22-2011, 07:13 PM
Larger photo of Little Red

scoutll
04-22-2011, 09:47 PM
:thumbsup: :lol:Thats what they look like with a narrow black stripe.

hooey
04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
my stripes

Rut
04-23-2011, 06:28 AM
Hooey, got more pictures of your car? Very cool looking!
Rut

Jim_Gruber
04-23-2011, 11:54 AM
I'm partial to this one since "The Mite" wasa SWA Spridget originaly. Only thinking about Bright Yellow rather than twin White for Bugsy.

Jim_Gruber
04-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Or this one is interesting, again a SWA with BE Bonnet.

jlaird
04-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Hooey, we want more pics. Please.

Hooey, we demand more pics. Please.

Come on man, PLEASE.

JPSmit
04-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Or this one is interesting, again a SWA with BE Bonnet.

car looks happy - seat looks VERY unhappy, odd

Nelson
04-23-2011, 04:06 PM
I went with off center stripes on Little Mo. The stripes can be seen on my Webshots page as I couldn't remember how to attach it here.

https://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2716817760034015213ATCZJq

Jim_Gruber
04-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Yellow SWA w BE Bonnet . This was during autocross days. Interior fully stripped.

hooey
04-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Hooey, we want more pics. Please.

Hooey, we demand more pics. Please.

Come on man, PLEASE.


I have lots of pics
what do you whant to see ?

lbc_newbie
04-25-2011, 10:21 AM
I'm really interested in HOW they are painted. Anyone have a process for lining everything up, masking, and painting from bonnet to boot?

Sopwith_Camel
04-25-2011, 02:10 PM
carefully and realy wrap around the edges of the panel. the mistakes in the gaps bug you for years.

leecreek
04-25-2011, 06:56 PM
I set my temporary stripe up with fan-fold paper and painters tape.

hooey
04-25-2011, 07:35 PM
a tip is to paint the base color or clear over your tape
before you paint the color if the stripes this will seal the tape and give you a nice clean line when you remove the tape

bgbassplyr
04-25-2011, 10:21 PM
Yeah, it's not street legal, but only pic I have and car has been gone since 1973. Colors are appliance white with Hugger orange and yellow stripes w/ black pin stripe separators.


https://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/bgbassplyr/5-6-201010003AM.jpg

lbc_newbie
04-26-2011, 09:54 AM
Are there any striping kits that work well?

hooey
04-26-2011, 04:40 PM
you could go get them made at a sign shop