Pin striping tape
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
When pin striping my tank, tool boxes, and fenders, I wasn't sure what size or brand of tape to use. After speaking with my painter, Rob Reardon, I ended up going with the product he recommended and we both decided on sizes together after looking at numerous photos. Here is what I used:
3M Scotchcal Striping Tape (available through most auto supply stores, although they'll probably have to order it).
- For the tool boxes: 72456 (1⁄2 inch × 150 ft Bright White). The tape is 1⁄2 inch wide but contains two stripes: 1 stripe that is 1⁄4 inch wide and 1 stripe that is 1⁄8 inch wide. The two stripes are separated by a 1⁄8 inch space.
- For the fenders: 73256 (4/16 inch × 150 ft Bright White). The tape is 1⁄4 inch wide but contains two stripes: 1 stripe that is 1⁄8 inch wide and 1 stripe that is 1⁄16 inch wide. The two stripes are separated by a 1⁄16 inch space. 3M's product info.
- For the tank: 73256 (Same as for the fenders). Except that we separated the 1⁄8 inch and 1⁄16 inch pieces to use them for different areas of the tank.
In sum, we used most of the 73256 roll and just a little bit of the 72456 roll.
Since I don't plan to change the pin striping, we applied the pin striping to the base coat and then applied the clear coat on top.