Custom Pinstriping

Custom Pinstriping by Bill

Custom pinstriping is a speciality service I have been offering since 1986. I do hand painted striping on cars, motorcycles, guitars any anything else I can get my hands on. 

Here are some examples of my work:


custom pinstripingHere is a BMW I striped to ornament the BMW hood emblem.  I used a two-tone color harmony that blends nicely with the color of the vehicle and color scheme of the emblem.  The gray in the stipe blends with the white of the hood and emblem.  The red stands as a strong contrasting color to the blue in the emblem.


custom pinstriping

This is a simple, single toned design I did on a Volkswagen.  The tight, symmetrical patterning is indicative of the “old-school” pinstriping style, popularized in the 1970’s but still appreciated today.


custom pinstriping

This a design I completed recently on a surfboard.  This went with a 3 toned color scheme, something that would go well with the natural color of the board with its inner stripe.  Out came something aerodynamic, with the overall flow of the design flowing with the contour of the board itself.  Additionally, the entire design, from a certain perspective, looks like a fish – appropriate given the medium.


custom pinstriping

Here we have another simple yet effective design.  The two colors we chose for this stripe really pop against the white of the vehicle.  Balance here is apparent, as we see that the Chevy emblem serves as the center point for the design.


custom pinstriping

This design has an unmistakable retro vibe to it.  We chose a neon light orange to sit atop the unique green of the vehicle.  The black is subtle but adds a nice layer of depth to the design.  Again notice the symmetry and patterning of the old school striping style.

Pinstriping by Bill

If you are interested in having me custom stripe your vehicle, feel free to give me a call.  I do my work out of my home in Farmingdale, NJ.  If you are not in my general area, I also offer my services on a mail-away basis – you can mail me your components and, after work is complete, will mail them back to you.  Please allow patience as faster or slower turnaround is based on my project que.  Thank you for your understanding.

I look forward to speaking with you,

Bill 908.415.6574

Motorcycle Pinstriping

Motorcycle Pinstriping by Bill

As a striper for over 32 years, motorcycle pinstriping has always been a speciality of mine.  I hand-paint my designs, typically in an “old school” style, to enhance a motorcycle’s overall appearance.

Old School Pinstriping

motorcycle pinstripingThe old school pinstriping style is what you are seeing in the images here.  Notable about this popular style is its abstractness, balance and color coordination.  It adds definition to your bike with a streamlining effect.  In the neighboring image, note how the symmetrical design guides with the curvature of the rear fender – this way, bike and design both work to compliment each other.  Also note subtle yet distinguishable color harmony.

motorcycle pinstripingMotorcycle Pinstriping and Nuanced Expression

In the next image, I created a tight symmetrical pattern with a two-toned harmony.  The first color, the reddish-orange hue, is an almost perfect match to the color of the fender.  The second color, black, stands above it.  Together, they blend into a nuanced design that adds just the right amount of pop.  Here my client wanted to enhance the presence of his bike without looking too “gaudy.”

motorcycle pinstriping

Creating The Appearance of Motion

Motorcycles are synonymous with aerodynamics, speed and motion – highlighting these features is what we’re going for.  In this next design, you’ll notice that we covered a decent portion of the front fender with a sharp pattern that implies motion.  Even when the motorcycle is in full-stop, the design leads us to believe it is still blasting through space.  Also notice the subtle, single tone design – the light blue is noticeable enough to add flare to the bike without going stylistically “overboard.”

Color Choices

motorcycle pinstripingHere I created an earthy effect on this gas tank.  What we ended up with is something that leaves a natural, subdued impression yet is prominent enough to add obvious aesthetic value to the bike.  A triadic color harmony, as seen here, opens up an almost limitless amount of creative possibilities.  For example, if I had chosen different colors here, I could have created an entirely different effect while still working with the brown of the tank.

As there are many variations I can achieve with color, be sure to communicate to me exactly what effect you’re after.  I have the experience, and can most likely get you close to what you are looking for.

Pinstriping by Bill

I stripe out of my home in Farmingdale, NJ.  If you are interested in having me stripe your bike, I will require that you leave the bike or components at my place for a few days.  Turnaround time is based on my work load.  If you are out of the tri-state area or unable to get to me, I can stripe your bike components on a mail-to-me I-mail-back basis.

Thank you for your interest and patience.  I hope to meet with you soon.



Car Pinstriping

Car Pinstriping by Bill

car pinstriping

Since I started my trade thirty-two years ago, car pinstriping has been my main area of focus.  I do strictly hand-painted pinstriping using One Shot lettering enamels.  Yes, old school style pinstripers still exist, and you know their work when you see it.  A hand-painted pinstripe defines the body lines of a car, and with new model produced, pinstriping adds definition.

Harmony is key – when its comes to aesthetics, we’re looking for that fine balance between prominence and subtlety.

Old School Design

car pinstripingWhile I’m capable of duplicating any design that best fits your needs, I initially grew my business around the “old school” style of car pinstriping.  Old school pinstriping can best be described as a tight, intricate series of lines, often in symmetrical patterns, that complement the color and contour of the car.  This style of pinstriping is typically abstract, representing nothing but keen aesthetics.  The way I stripe, I honestly never get the same design twice – while I can make your stripe match the style I’ve used on thousands of other vehicles, your’s will be unique in its own right.

Attention to detail is crucial as we create a design for your vehicle – there is no one-size-fits all approach.


Color matching is something that I’ve gained a knack for over the years, as it is a crucial component in a good design.  Complimenting the exterior color as well as the interior color is the usual approach, but sometimes you might want to add “pop” with vivid colors.  Popular to conventional wisdom, painted pinstripes can be removed without damaging the clear coat on the vehicle, additionally, if desired, you can go over the existing pinstripe with a totally different color. There is much that can be expressed through color choice, so I will help you discover what it is you’re trying to communicate through your design – this way, your stripe truly represents you.

We will add expression to your stripe with careful color choice.

NJ Custom Pinstriping

I accept cash, credit cards and checks.  I will pinstripe your car at my residence in Farmingdale, NJ.  Turnover time is 2-3 days, depending on my work load.  If you are looking for transportation out, I would recommend Lyft or Uber.

Call 908.415.6574 and let’s talk about your stripe.