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Automotive Painter's Kit (3 Book Set)

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In this updated edition of the definitive pinstripe how-to, acclaimed veteran striper Alan Johnson shows you how to get started, further your mastery of the form, and create solid designs.

Even before the heyday of Von Dutch and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, the ultimate way to personalize your car or motorcycle was to lay some wicked lines on top of the paintwork. Done with a steady hand and an eye for style, pinstripes speak volumes. In How to Pinstripe, Alan shows you everything you need to know about tools and materials, getting started, practicing and mastering the form, and understanding how a good design comes together.

Following a primer on the history and evolution of pinstriping, How to Pinstripe launches into a step-by-step guide to the pinstriping process. While stressing the importance of finding your own style and having fun with the hobby, Johnson covers:
  • Choosing paint and brushes that suit your style and abilities
  • Preparing surfaces
  • The basics of color theory
  • Experimenting with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs
  • Striping freehand
  • Using grids and patterns
  • Unique considerations for antique and collector cars, hot rods and customs, and motorcycles
And now, updated material includes primers on the pinstripe-associated gearhead art forms of lettering and gold leaf, making How to Pinstripe a comprehensive resource. For more advanced pinstripers, there’s also tried-and-true advice on apprenticing and working car shows.

Illustrated with color photography throughout, How to Pinstripe is the perfect source for beginners and veterans alike. Learn how to tackle all types of automotive paint and graphics projects with this photo-rich reference by award-winning custom painter JoAnn Bortles.

How to Design and Apply Automotive and Motorcycle Paint and Graphics covers the most popular custom painting stylesand techniques in an easy-to-understand format. Step-by-step examples of projects are accompanied by handy tips and tricks features, as well as photo galleries to provide examples and inspiration.

Writing for hobbyists and professionals alike in an accessible, easygoing style, author and award-winning custom painter JoAnn Bortles presents both traditional and modern techniques and tools, from low tech to high tech, making it easier than ever to obtain professional results on your hot rod, muscle car, truck, or motorcycle.

In addition, Bortles includes content that has not been properly addressed in existing custom painting books, with chapters devoted to painting muscle car rally stripes, lowrider graphics, and creating plotter-ready vector drawings for stencil work.

With details on tools and materials as well as how to design paint jobs and test paint techniques, you will learn how to design and apply:
  • Both traditional and realistic flames
  • Ghost effects
  • Multilayered graphics
  • Two-tone paint for cars and motorcycles
  • Lace paint
  • Gold leaf
  • Free-hand and tape pinstriping
  • Patina effects
  • Logos and lettering
  • Clearcoats
  • Troubleshooting

All the information is designed to enlighten both automotive and motorcycle applications and includes the most popular paint and graphics out there.

Whether you are experienced with an airbrush and masking tape or simply aspire to lay unique paint and graphics on your vehicle, How to Design and Apply Automotive and Motorcycle Paint and Graphics is the ultimate one-stop resource for instruction, ideas, tips, and techniques.

The Motorbooks Workshop series covers the topics that engage and interest gearheads. Written by authorities in the subject matter and illustrated with color photography, Motorbooks Workshop is the ultimate source for how-to know-how.

There was a time when a heavily weathered collector car or truck was considered a bit of an eyesore. In fact, if you brought one of these vehicles to a car show more than likely you would receive grief for showing a car with faded paint and surface rust. But not anymore. The era of patina on vehicles has been fully embraced, and rightfully so.

Currently the genre is ripe with creation. Kevin Tetz of Paintucation® has delivered the first book ever on the many variables involved with patina. In step-by-step format, Kevin walks you through creating patina from existing paint, preserving *already there* patina, and painting patina (steel, plastic, glass). Each process is unique and requires its own set of skills, procedures, and tools.

With tens of millions of potential projects to consider, finding the right car or truck to patina shouldn’t be a problem. And now with Patina: How to Create & Preserve you will have the perfect book to guide you through the patina process.

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