Has anyone used one of these? Comments on your experience would be appreciated.
I have, they're great!!!!!!!
The double wheel is difficult, but the singles are no problem and do a very nice job.
Marc,If your looking to buy one I have one that I never used for sale at. $60. 00. Tim Franko. 216-447-0437
A friend of mine has one on loan to me. It takes LOTS of practice. My roll around tool box and rototiller have pinstripes on them. I was not brave enough to do my car, so I found a local guy with a steady hand and a squirrel hair brush.
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Get some very narrow tape, about 1/16", and use it as a visual guide I put the tape down and then follow it, staying an even distance away. I find that easier then completely freehand or the wire guides they include. If you do start to wander just gradually make your correction to get back on track. Yes, you'll know where every imperfection is, but most people will never notice them at all. If you,do make an error just clean it off with mineral spirits and let it dry completely before reattempting. For something like a wheel fellow where you do the double line lay one down, let it dry completely, then lay down the other. The wheel fellow is where I tried the double line wheel and just never got good results with it.
I used tape and so far it's sticking fine. Absolutely no previous experience.
What are you pin striping?
When Dad striped the 12 he practiced on a card board box and he said always start and stop on tape for clean starts and stops. Dad striped the 12 with the old small glass bottle and wheel 1963, It is much easier with the Beugler. Cheers Colin
For myself, it was easier to master a dagger than the wheeled device. Tip when pulling long straight lines, don't look at where you are, look to where you'll end up.
Eventually old car work, but initially I plan to try doing rings on painted clock dials using a turntable, then a safe.