Remember my slick Bugeye Gumby with the glistening green paint? Here it is, with the paint roughed up down the middle, as Russ the painter gets ready to apply the silver stripes. In order to get a great job, he has to scuff up the green, mask it off, paint the silver stripes over the green, re clear coat it, and then buff all the color back up again.
Along the way, I got to agonize over how wide the stripes should be, and how many pin stripes. We looked at lots of racing stripes, but I kept coming back to Shelby (the blue Bugeye shown), which struck me as the perfectly striped Bugeye. Thus, we have copied that configuration, and now, the tape is laid and the silver stripes will go on this weekend. Russ also had to fit the grill and hood emblem to make sure they will center on the stripes. In this photo, the tape masks the green, so what is blue or yellow will be green, and everything else will be silver. Gumby is already looking better than ever!