1- Histoire et origine du Pin-Stripping
Pin striping is the application of a very thin line of paint or
other material called a pin stripe, and is generally used for
decoration. Fine lines in textiles are also called pin stripes.
Pin striping can be seen all over the roads with custom choppers,
Choppers. Pinstriping motorcycles has been around for a long time.
Kenny Howard, also known as Von Dutch, a pioneer of the Kustom
Kulture lifestyle, became known as one of the original hot rod
paint. The tape versions are adhered directly to the painted
surface in the pattern desired, while painted ones are done by
skilled artists with specially angled brushes. The paint used by
the vast majority of stripers is a brand by the name of 1 Shot
although large companys such as House of Kolor also make
The goal of pin striping is to enhance the contours of the
surface, and the lines are generally of a complementary color.
In any other form of decorative pin stripes, the goal is the
Pin stripe décor is also applied to motorcycles, trucks, boats,
In the 1950s Von Dutch first utilized the techinique in
California. He created many designs which are still popular
today. There are countless brush artists who carry on the
tradition — The Doc in Compton, Preacher (Peter McDermott)
in San Antonio Texas, Steve Kafka in Arizona, Victor in Nebraska,
MWM from Hot Rod Surf in San Diego, to name a few.
The technology used by contemporary stripers is much easier in
the 2000s than in the '50s for those learning the craft. Mack
makes several swords, and Steve Kafka designed brushes which
has made the swirls and complicated designs much easier to do.
Most stripers even stripe toilet seats and office furniture--
pretty much anything that will hold still. Stripers can often
be seen demonstrating their craft at car and motorcycle