Customizing your Car- Pinstriping Basics

Written by Carlo Morelli

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Striping with stencil tape is also popular. There are several types of stencil tape that are suitable for auto pinstriping applications. Stencil tape striping uses brushes, and a specialized pinstriping brush is an essential ingredient in a successful project. Stencil tape allows you to apply different color stripes without needingrepparttar other stripes to dry.

Freehand pinstriping isrepparttar 137504 most difficult method, requiringrepparttar 137505 most practice to master, but permits unrestricted creativity. The simplest plan for a freehand striping newbie is to lay a strip of masking tape down approximately a quarter inch from where you wantrepparttar 137506 finished line to be, and then use this tape as visual guiding for your stripes. Whatever you do, donít use regular masking tape, or your pinstriping paint will bleed underrepparttar 137507 edge. Get some auto body masking tape from an auto supply store.

No matter what method you use, pinstriping is one ofrepparttar 137508 finest ways to make your vehicle distinctive. Just like anything else worth doing right, practice makes priceless results but havingrepparttar 137509 best equipment you can get your hands on helps too.

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Pay as You Drive Car Insurance- a Win-Win Proposition

Written by D.Demetre

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Pay as you drive auto insurance is an excellent idea for those individuals who do not use their car very much or try to find cost saving methods or environment saving alternatives. Currently this type of program is not yet available, but there are supporters in many states who are hoping to change that soon. Groups including Environmental Defense,repparttar Conservation Law Foundation and evenrepparttar 137485 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working to organize a national cooperative that would work with insurance companies to offer deep discounts for low-mileage drivers; halfway a step toward PAYD (Pay As You Drive) insurance. General Motors and On-Star Offers PAYD Rates. In mid-2004 General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) Insurance began offering mileage-based discounts to OnStar subscribers located in some states. The OnStar system reports a vehicle's odometer readings atrepparttar 137486 beginning and end ofrepparttar 137487 policy term to verify mileage. Motorist who drive less than specified annual mileage can receive insurance premium discounts of up to 40%. PAYD programs are also currently available in Israel, South Africa and Holland. PAYD is gaining momentum, and will be coming to your area soon.

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