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    Lets get some technical how to type threads started on the main Model A forum. These threads will be merged into our tech forum for future reference. We have a few merges in the Model A engine topics thread so far (ck it out). When we get more drive-ability things for instance they can eventually be merged into one thread in that forum. Each category is not limited to a certain amount of info. One person may do something one way and another accomplishes the same task differently, that's fine we want to hear about it. Those that contribute good relevant info that gets posted there will also have their names added to the wall of fame in the sticky.
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    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    Mitch: Stripers are far and few between and often beyond budget. So we do our own pinstriping using Finesse pinstriping stencil tapes from New York state. There are multiple styles available. Once the stencil tape is down, we use pinstriping enamel and a pinstripe brush also available from Finesse if desired , then peel of the stencil before paint set and in direction of stripe. With the striping / sign enamels available form art stores, etc.one can mix colors to suit and have plenty for touch up. The result may have a slight edge but future waxing reduces the edge down some. The tapes come in rolls and are not re-useable but are very reasonably priced. The smaller the tape width, the easier to negotiate curves like on upper reveals, etc. 3/32" width appears to be about correct for an A based on original cars but that could vary. For example, adjusting tan/beige enamel with yellow and white can come very close to Model A straw. If wheels are powder coated first, they can be matched using this process of mixing.
    Last edited by plyfor; 06-12-2017, 02:49 PM.

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      Mitch, do quick TIPS qualify for the tech section? I've got "107" of them---LOL
      Dad

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