Oct 22, 2010, 1:54 PM - pinstriping?
What or how did every one pinstripe there jango helmet. I was thinking about useing black auto pinstriping. Painting it seems to be a real big hastle.
Oct 22, 2010, 4:41 PM - Re: pinstriping?
Thats the way its done go for the 3 ml or 1'8 inch its well worth the hassel to make your lid look the part. it beats using a sharpy
Oct 22, 2010, 4:59 PM - Re: pinstriping?
yep...auto parts store. You can get enough in one package to do about 100 helmets, so if you mess up and have to redo its no big deal.
I used the 1/8th but I have also heard of guys using the 1/16th (I think) to make them just a bit thinner.
Oct 22, 2010, 6:38 PM - Re: pinstriping?
1/8th pinstriping from an auto parts store (or hobby store) is the way to go.
Oct 22, 2010, 8:24 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I used 1/16th inch pin striping....if you go to autozone they have the double stripped pinstriping with one line being slightly thinner....I cut the thinner line off and just used that...I still have a whole role if you need some, roddie...I can cut some and mail it to you...just PM your address.
Oct 22, 2010, 8:41 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I really don't recommend 1/16th. It is way too thin. It doesn't look right.
Oct 22, 2010, 9:20 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I was thinking the 1/16th to Ry,but my wife works at an auto body shop...soooo I got her to gank me a few differant sizes.
Oct 22, 2010, 9:22 PM - Re: pinstriping?
Cool...go with the thinner stuff I think the actual size was 3/32 or something like that...not sure where I read that but it sticks in my head. I had the 1/8th on and changed it to 1/16th and it made a huge difference.
Oct 22, 2010, 11:20 PM - Re: pinstriping?
Cool,good lookin....thanks guys!
Oct 23, 2010, 8:45 AM - Re: pinstriping?
Have your wife order you some 3/32" striping. I use 3/32" and see post #36 in this thread to see how it looked on Zoltan Tyrell's helmet: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/z...inished-32928/
Oct 24, 2010, 5:06 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I like the way the 3/32 looks,I put the 1/16 on & to me it dosent look much differant than the 3/32.
Thanks again Cruz......stand up job on the parts.
Oct 25, 2010, 1:19 AM - Re: pinstriping?
Aside from the actual width, just be cautious when applying. I've had the pinstripping actually narrow even thinnner sometimes when I accidentally put too much tension when applying it. Other than that, Just be aware of the space between the rim going around the helmet (along the visor and around the back) and the spacing between the top most pinstripe.
I helped at SDCC '08
Oct 25, 2010, 1:56 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I use the 3/32". I thought it looked better than the 1/8".
Oct 25, 2010, 2:08 PM - Re: pinstriping?
That's why I recommended 1/8" over 1/16". The 1/16" is already too skinny as is, and when you stretch it, it will get even skinnier.
Oct 25, 2010, 2:25 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I would go with the 1/8. I just put these pics together to illustrate the sizes. I used Zoltan Tyrell's helmet which Cruzer states that he's pinstripe is 3/32 and a picture of the real deal.
Oct 25, 2010, 2:40 PM - Re: pinstriping?
I didn't get a chance to stretch my pinstripe like Fox suggested, so it looks a bit thicker on my helmet. But here's a comparision with my helmet.
Oct 25, 2010, 2:56 PM - Re: pinstriping?
awesome comparison shots.....just what this thread needed
Oct 26, 2010, 6:01 AM - Re: pinstriping?
With a jango i recently purchased the maker suplied of the lid added a lenght of 1,8 as it happens prior to my purchaseid boughta roll of 3ml witch is how it comes over here i put the to next to each other and the 1.8 was a fraction thiker than the 3ml the way i see it becouse the lid was made over here they used the 3ml on the original,
if any one would like some of the 3ml pm me iv got about 10 meters of the stuf