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Pinstriping Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

Updated on August 30, 2015

Pin Stripe Your Ride - The Perfect Addition to Any Vehicle and a Profitable Business Opportunity

Pinstriping adds value to any car or truck, even a Rolls Royce, Bentley, Cadillac or Lexus.

When we purchased our first Rolls Royce Silver Wraith in 1972 we just loved the look of the custom pin stripes on this magnificent car. The pinstripes on these luxury cars are still done by hand.

After many years of car ownership, and being huge car enthusiasts, we found an easier way to upgrade our cars. With a small amount of cash and to give our cars great curb appeal, we found that pinstriping was the way to go. There is an easy way to pin stripe your vehicle.

Every car or truck we have owned, or own, has pin striping on it. This photo is of a Toyota Corolla that we own.

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What is Car Pinstriping?

Pin striping (pinstriping) is a very thin line of paint or thin vinyl tape applied to a vehicle or any product. It is applied as a decoration and usually enhances the value of the vehicle.

Our preference is paint. Painted lines can be done by skilled artists with shaped brushes, but then there is another way. With the right tools and know-how you can make it an inexpensive job. The pin stripe follows the lines of the car and the contrast in color gives the car the perfect finishing touch.

Pin stripes can also be applied to SUVs, motorcycles, trucks, boats, surfboards, furniture, etc.



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A Pin Striping Business Might Increase Your Income

Someone who wants to have a business, and is prepared to work to increase their income, will enjoy this line of work. This is the perfect business opportunity if you love cars, enjoy meeting people and if you want to work at your own pace and set your own hours. Be an Independent Contractor.

Automotive News Data Center reports that there were 7,884,601 cars sold in 2007 and 8,269,351 trucks and SUVs sold, This makes a total of 16,153,952 new vehicles sold in 2007 in the United States of America.

New car dealers that sell over 16 million new cars and trucks in the U.S. every year are looking for a way to increase their profit on each car. They charge anywhere from $200.00 to $400.00 plus as an upgrade for pin stripes. This adds to the price of the car and to their profit when they sell their cars.

Most dealerships do not do the pinstriping themselves and if you become an independent contractor you will find the opportunities endless.

New and used car dealerships want their car pinstriped because:

It increases the retail price of their vehicles.

It greatly increases the chance of selling a vehicle.

The car logo, as well as the logo of the dealership, incorporated into the pin stripe, makes this is a great way for the dealer to advertise.

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Endless Business Opportunities for Pinstriping Vehicles

Visit new car as well as used car dealerships, and offer your services. If your city is large, you could do it in partnership with one person selling your service and the other doing the pin striping. There are many dealerships about town. Promote your business and when you do a good job, there is the potential to earn a very good income.

Enjoy your work by visiting car shows, car clubs and networking with all the right people.

In every state in the United States of America and in virtually every country in the world, you will find car clubs. The owners of these cars are passionate about their cars and love updating as well as restoring their cars. Many cars need pinstriping as part of their "look" and it is highly sought after.

Every car, truck, SUV owner is a potential customer.

Fundraisers are another great way to go. Work together with any organization where you can offer to pin stripe vehicles and donate a percentage from every job you do.

Advertise with Company or Car Logo

Pin Stripe Your Car

With a bit of practice, you will soon be an expert. We practiced on a scrap door that we found and in no time at all perfected our pin striping. With the right tools you can be an expert too.

The only tool we used was the Beugler and with the help of their DVD tutorial, we were well on our way to making the perfect pin stripe. With the purchase of their complete set, pinstriping is a no brainer. You definitely don't have to be artistic, but just need to take pride in your work.

Please watch these 2 videos to show you how easy it is to pin stripe a vehicle or any product.

Perfect Pinstriping - To make your job simple - These are choices of items you will need

I believe Instructional DVDs is a must to teach you how to make the perfect pin stripe. If you perfect your pinstriping, your customers will give you repeat business.

For the Professional touch this Magnet makes the job "Easy"

You will be taught how to clean the surface of the car where you will be adding a pin stripe, and how to line the magnet in the correct position. With the Beugler Tool you can make the perfect Pin Stripe EVERY TIME.

Your Pinstriping Tools can be kept in theTrunk of Your Car - Some of the items you will need

Train Yourself to Start This Business

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very cool ideas here.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi this is all new to me, thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If given the choice between a vehicle with or without pinstriping, I'd chose pinstriping every time, it just adds such a nice touch!...*

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      This is definitely a job opportunity for someone. Thanks for passing on this information. Angel blessings.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A pinstriping business sounds like a wonderful idea for someone who loves being around cars. Great lens and very informative!