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    cost as much to paint the sign as the car was worth. but the guy has talent
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    I have been an Oliver since birth. After 65 years I stall cant paint signs!

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    I had a friend like that. He used to pinstripe new cars. Worked with several dealers. His pin stipes were MUCH BETTER than the factory could do. He would load his brush and drag a stripe the whole length of the car. Walking along, skipping the slots at the doors, and picking up at exactly the right spot after the skip. All the while, talking and joking with the guys, often me, who were watching, fascinated at his skill. Sometimes not even LOOKING at the brush or the line until he got to the end of the car..

    Then he would drag another line, slightly different color, right along side the first, no measurements, just did it. Perfectly spaced, same exact width.

    Also did all kinds of graphics with his brush or air brush.

    Was amazing to watch.

    Miss him a lot!!!

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    I used to hang around a paint and body shop as a kid. There was a guy there who wanted to paint a sign on a car in "Old English" letters. But he didn't have a set of letters to reference from. I told him I had Old English letters in my encyclopedia at home. Which letters did he need? I ran home on my bicycle and brought back 19 encyclopedia volumes. I nearly killed myself balancing them all on my handle bars!

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    When I lived in Florida (left in 1978) I knew a car painter who had a bad case of the shakes all the time EXCEPT when he was actually painting. He'd pick up a sprayer, waving it all over, but the moment he pulled the trigger he was dead on target. The moment he let go of the trigger he'd start shaking again. Amazing to watch.


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