Roth, "the Greek", Jimmy C, to name a few i striped with, most of them are/were here in Cali are those who started it.It was & still has been an honor to have striped with / known them.
Ok, shweeeet boat ( i have a marine biz, so familiar with it ) Roth flaking & striping eh? ok i have my flake gun, striping brushes & airbrushes, what destination to i buy my plane ticket to ?!.....LoL
As to striping a customers stuff & in public, ya been doing it awhile now , but have learned to concentrate on what I'm doing not what's around me,....if i goof I wipe it off. Of course I try not to goof as it wastes time on a paying job. But I've seen even the greats like Roth striping along & - oops - wipe off & go at it again, we're all human & it happens Just don't dwell on it - As rocker Pat Travis would say " Go for what ya know ! "
Sometimes at big shows like Oakland Grand Nationals & SF Custom Rod & Car show,etc I would get a crowd behind me, ya can hear whispers & people trying to be quiet while i striped, tension in the air was high, so I would deliberately goof a line,say Oops- laugh, wipe it off & say it's ok to talk around & ask me questions while I striped,...Hee-Hee ...it help always brake the tension for me on what I was doing. Crowd or not you will get used to it......
You'll find that people are fascinated with hand striping & no matter what your doing,they're in awe, usually comments like "look at his steady hand", "crap, I couldn't draw a crooked line with a pencil if my life depended on it"......
Ya just get into the groove of & become " one with the brush & paint ". If you have a little boom box, pop in some oldies tunes to help ya get into the mood Noth'in like striping to some Beach boys or 50's - 60's car type tunes
Stripe on Finkster !!
I'll Pm ya as to not derail this thread about striping any further- needs to get back to your ubber kewl project !