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Tank pinstriping skill!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS1961, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. XS1961

    XS1961 XS addict!

    Superfast pinstriping skillsat the Enfield factory!
    Bushyeyed1, MaxPete, nighthog and 3 others like this.
  2. bdholsin

    bdholsin XS Enthusiast

    That is absolutely mad skill. Under three and a half minutes and he was done. That's crazy.
  3. No templates, no deacals, fuck that shit. Just a man and a brush and skill. Thats all skill, you cant teach that. WOW
  4. MiniDanzig

    MiniDanzig XS650 Addict

    haha i knew what video this was gonna be just from the title. how fuckin insane is that guy. i love it.
  5. I watched that with such amazement!

    That demonstration of skill also served to underscore my increasing reluctance to reflexively dismiss items made in such countries as India, China, etc., as poor quality. While I confess some political/economic reticence to buy items from certain countries, I own several Chinese-made guitars that are representative of the kind of skill displayed in that video. They are immaculate, and produced by one or more artisans who obviously cared about the net result of their combined effort.

    For sure... some amazing skill in that video!

  6. oldbiker

    oldbiker oldbiker

    the royal enfield motorcycle web site actually has a section on the guys doing the pinstriping on the tanks,,, regards oldbiker ,,,, its interesting too note that since the new owner took over enfield they have re-tooled the factory set up and gone to a iso9000-9001 standard.. with polished motors /electronic ignition polished forks plus disc,,, etc..
  7. TurboBully

    TurboBully XS650 Enthusiast

    Looks like hes done this once or twice before. :yikes:
  8. Saggs

    Saggs XS650 Enthusiast

    It's amazing how he lays that second thinner stripe down right next to the fatter one using it as a guide. He runs his fingers right along side but never touches it ! Then touches them up w/ out adding any blemishes. It looks like they bring him in for the pinstriping alone, he's got some talent:thumbsup:
  9. retiredgentleman

    retiredgentleman XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Its a pleasure to watch a skilled craftsman do his thing.
  10. Max Midnight

    Max Midnight XS650 Addict

    Bah humbug!

    I reckon if I had several milena to practice I could be as good as him!......................or not.

    The west may have the high tech but sometime low tech is still best.
    MaxPete likes this.
  11. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Thought this would be good for a Bump...........eat your heart
  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Good stuff. My 2011 Triumph had absolutely beautiful paint. It was also hand striped and on the underside of every tank the pinstriper left his initials. It was pretty cool in this mass produced world.
    MaxPete likes this.
  13. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    So cool. :thumbsup: I guess the moral of the story is: you can do a lousy job yourself, and do it over and over until it looks "okay", or you can pay a master artist some $$, and get a job done, the first time, that'll stand the test of time. :bike:
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  14. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Now that's a talent...painting two sizes of stripes with one brush.:yikes:
    Did you watch his co-workers? He amazed them too.
    Skull, you find the best threads!:thumbsup:
    Superjet, 59Tebo and MaxPete like this.
  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I’ll bet he limits his coffee intake before work....
    59Tebo and cra-z1 like this.
  16. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    It is nice to see talent like that! Thanks for sharing. JC

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