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Clive Lungmuss
Experienced User
Username: clive_lungmuss

Post Number: 26
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 04:56:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Recently I needed to put the coach lines back on the Bentley Turbo. In the past I had used 'stick on' coach lines but was never happy with that method and to find someone locally with the skill to hand paint the coach lines was not possible.

In my research for a solution I came across a company in London that specialised in sign writing and artist materials. After some discussion by telephone with company representative I purchased the recommended paint brush, the paint and mask that I considered the match for the original coach lines. The mask I chose gave a 2.38 mm stripe, 3.17 mm space & 1.58 mm stripe.

The mask comes in a roll and is in essence in two parts. Using the curve in the panel on SZ cars I placed the 'sticky' side on the top of the curve just under the door handles. (this was the route of the original coach lines). Once in position and straight on on all the panels, you can carefully peel the clear top layer of the mask cover away which the leaves the mask. With the paint brush it is then possible to hand paint between the mask lines. A steady hand is needed although the paint if not dry can be wiped off using white spirit. When the paint was dry I pulled away the mask leaving, in my case two straight gold coach lines the length of the car.
Should anyone need more details I would be pleased to email a fuller account giving some of the techniques I found by trial and error of getting coach lines back on the car and contact details of the supplier of the materials.
Regards, Clive
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Robert J. Sprauer
Grand Master
Username: wraithman

Post Number: 447
Registered: 11-2017
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 05:34:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The fine lines on RR/B were applied by a squirelhair brush by Mack or Blick #2/0 approx 2 1/4 length. The paint is enamel and flows smooth onto the surface resulting in little to no "edge".
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richard george yeaman
Grand Master
Username: richyrich

Post Number: 1081
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 05:47:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Clive That's good information I am sure it will be useful for anyone attempting this fiddley job, It was nice to have met you along with Michael and his wife at flying spares in September 2017.

Richard.
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michael vass
Grand Master
Username: mikebentleyturbo2

Post Number: 564
Registered: 07-2015
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 06:16:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Richard was nice to met you too
and all the other guys :-)
Mike
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Mark Aldridge
Grand Master
Username: mark_aldridge

Post Number: 617
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 08:27:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Clive,I have used this tape several times with good results.If applied carefully, the tape can be used to stripe the hubcap rings on Shadows.
Mark
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Larry Kavanagh
Grand Master
Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 457
Registered: 05-2016
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 10:24:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Clive, I've recently had a bare metal respray on my Silver Shadow 11 but didn't have the coach lines redone because the paint shop were a little hesitant so I decided to leave well enough alone. I'd be interested to know more about you techniques and about the tape products you used as I might bight the bullet and give it a go myself.
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Robert J. Sprauer
Grand Master
Username: wraithman

Post Number: 448
Registered: 11-2017
Posted on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 10:33:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

..or attend a local car show or motorcycle show and look for pinstriped vehicles and maybe make a connection...aka networking.
Nothing better than a fineline done by hand
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Clive Lungmuss
Experienced User
Username: clive_lungmuss

Post Number: 27
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, 16 June, 2019 - 04:14:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hello all,
Larry I will endeavour to finish the short write up and get it to you asap.I would agree there is 'nothing better than a fineline done by hand' the difficulty I found was finding someone with that skill. I quite enjoy the task of resolving problems associated with our cars, such as refurbishing the door capping pieces which I did following advice from someone that did it for a living.
Richard I do remember our meeting and unfortunately I have not been able to attend further get togethers, perhaps in the future?
Regards, Clive
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2098
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Sunday, 16 June, 2019 - 09:28:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Depending on your level of originality regarding re painted cars, please check your build sheets and they will tell you if in fact you had fine lines (as they were called pre BMW involvement) or Coach lines on your particular car at all, and the colour of those lines.

Be careful as to the placement/positioning of these lines, how many there were also, as this can effect the originality of your car as well.

Regarding hub caps (pre Silver Seraph), the same applies here. The colour, the positioning and most important, was there one or two fine lines on the hub cap.

A sign writer friend of mine had great success with hub cap fine lines using an old record turntable.

This can be a pretty hot topic, so letís go

Here is a link to an earlier thread.
http://au.rrforums.net/forum/messages/17001/16703.html

Of course if originality is not your thing, and just having what you want, where you want, then go for it.
Iíve seen some great fine lines on cars that looked amazing.

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