Solid Adhesion

Making sure these letters have had good adhesion has taken up more of my waking moments that I care to admit. After several test panels to make sure I could have a nice finish as well as good adhesion, I went with masking off the area where the raised lettering would be, coated out the sign board (MDO) ,removed the mask and then secured the letters to the sign, leaving a nice finish and rock solid letters.

Some New Weapons

I've been doing a lot of fill in with my good lettering brushes and had to replace one (expensive)... So I bought a set of mixed hair brushes 169's, Mack has made these a cost effective alternative to the all natural brushes and there not bad just did a hour of fill ins... More spring then the 189's great for the carved letters I've been painting.

Sign of my time.

These sign is my current work and nemesis, it's all in primer, four coats in total and has been a lot of fun.  The raised letters are not glued down yet, name plates are removable and all lettering will be 23k Gold leaf.   Posts flank the sides and the bottom is trimmed and detailed (not in the picture).   As with all my work I have used re-purposed hardwood for all the trim.  The letters are all CNC'd from HDU and the sign board is MDO, both have a 10 year warranty for indoor and outdoor use. So the sign will keep people's attention for a long time.

Vintage Torque Fest

The notice has been sent out and Vintage Torque Fest will be in Maquoketa, Iowa May 4-5, 2012.
Last year I painted up one of the suppled panels and this year will be doing the same. Heres a sample of some of the fine art up for aution last year.

Autofest

 18th Annual Autofest Aug 26-28

I'll be pinstriping at the Autofest show, Saturday.

It's a great weekend long show starting Friday night with a Kickoff Party downtown Oshawa and then Saturday and Sunday will be held at Lakeview Park.

New this year is the Truck Sale from 10am - 3pm where participants can sale related item from the truck of there automobile in a designated area.

Pinstripers will be there all weekend long so please stop in and have something striped or just to say Hi.

Holy crap, mentioned in a news artical!

Northeast ECM online artical 'Liebau offers artistic perspective on trucking'
Dustin Liebau of Bellevegas Pinstriping and Letter Supply put on the 'Panel Jam' at the 2011 Sterling Truck Show this past June 18th weekend. We all had a great time painting, talking with the people that attended the show and donated work to the Stirling and District Lions Club for there annual dinner and auction. Thanks again Dustin for the good times