Hot Rod Surf Pinstriping Brush (HRS)
Our company has teamed up with HOT ROD SURF founder and artist Mark Whitney Mehran (MWM) to produce a specialized pinstriping brush for traditional freehand hot rod & motorcycle pinstriping.This brush is a faithful reproduction of the modified pinstriping brush that MWM uses in the Hot Rod Surf Pinstriping Techniques Movie and his book Basic Hot Rod Pinstriping Techniques with Hot Rod Surf.
The Hot Rod Surf MWM series pinstriping brush is a multi-functional brush that is great for the 1950?s style freehand pinstriping and rugged enough to be put into daily professional use.
The HRS-1 brush is specially designed to do it all from thick lines to thin lines, straight lines to circles, and everything in between.
- This brush was manufactured with the beginner in mind and has the quality for the seasoned vets.
- The brush is made with the classic dowel handle and the hair that is used is European dressed blue squirrel hair.
We are excited to bring such an expensive haired brush to the striper at an affordable price.
"Once upon a time in Michigan, Texas, and California, lived a lazy pinstriper. He wanted to make a lot of money fast. This pinstriper was busy with dealer lots, asphalt, dirt, and gravel. He pinstriped 20-30 cars per day in sun, rain, and wind. He started with a Grumbacher 1010, but when the wind blew, the little brush was taken by the wind. He wanted a brush the wind would not bother. He called Grumbacher and they made him a brush with taklon bristles. All was well, but the lazy pinstriper was still not happy. He now wanted to pull longer lines. He called Grumbacher again, but they sent him too short of a brush. He was told they had been conquered by the evil Kohinoors. The lazy pinstriper contacted the Maine Brush Company, but the Maine Brush Company was also conquered. The search continued for the magic bristle, leading the lazy pinstriper to the Andrew Mack & Son's Brush Company. Other brush makers suggested a blend of natural and synthetic bristles. The blend was highly sought after, a rare commodity, and soon to be extinct. He called Chris at Andrew Mack & Son Brush Company and cried, "Woe is me! These other nitwits forgot the formula and can't find the hair (or their ferrules either). The mighty Chris said, “Have no fear, I have an idea!” There is a new taklon and we can do it! After much trial, the Longstriper 1111 was created, the homage to the Grumbacher 1010 as per Spinal Tap where their amps went to 11. If you do commercial work, you are going to love these. This is the best straight line brush I have ever used. Moisture has no effect on this brush and the wind's 20mph is no match for this brush." -Michael Menard Available in sizes 00, 0, & 1 (#1111)
This series is a full synthetic filament mixture.
Exactly like the "Mack-Lite," only more belly to the shape in order to carry more paint. Made with kazan squirrel hair. Length out is graduated from 1 5/8" to 2". Available in sizes 00, 0, 1 & 2
The Mack-Lite has less belly than the Fast-Lite or Mack-Belly. The shape is similar to the "Old Dominican," which was discontinued several years ago. Made with kazan squirrel hair and bound with a brass ferrule. Length out is graduated from 1 5/8" to 2". Available in sizes 00, 0, 1 & 2
Kazan Squirrel - Bronze Handle"Just a hair' faster than the Vortex, but with all the quality, this baby moves right along. As fast as you can think of a design, the typhoon seems to read your mind and anticipate you next move. The hair was chosen for quick response time and accurate placement on any surface. I especially like this brush for motorcycle work because of the curved surfaces and the brushes 'forgiveness' in tight turns. I am amazed at its performance every time I use it." - Steve Chaszeyka Available in 3 sizes. Steve is also featured in our Pinstripers Hall of Fame: Award #9
The new Domini-Quinn striping brush takes its cues from the legendary "Dominican", arguably one of the finest brushes to ever lay a line. Mack Brush has teamed up with Paul Quinn to recreate this brush of legend! From the length of the hair to its ultra thin ferrule, this brush pulls lines with the precision of a razors edge! Available in sizes 00, 0, & 1
(Grumbacher Replacement)The Grumbacher Company was sold several years ago and the company that purchased Grumbacher discontinued many of the quality brush products. When the two Grumbacher stripers were no longer offered we found the company who had been making these for Grumbacher and began offering the same brush, but with our name on the handle. Unfortunately, that manufacturing company went out of business in mid 2002 and we assume the assets were purchased by a company in India. We were concerned about quality, distance, exchange rates etc., so we worked with several "Grumbacher users" and developed our own version of the old Grumbacher 1010. We can not offer the 1020 black plastic handle, since we would have to buy too many handles to get a cost effective price. Stripers who worked with us to develop this new brush also suggested that it be a bit longer. From this research came the New "Mach-One". Available in sizes 00, 0, 1, & 2 (see chart below) | Wooden Lacquered Handle Series 101
Similar to the "Mack-Lite," only the hair length is longer, and it is made with blue squirrel hair. Length out is graduated from 1 7/8'-2 1/4'. Available in sizes 00, 0, 1 & 2
All Brushes Made In U.S.A.
Finest Quality Squirrel Hair
- Stripers are lacquer and enamel resistant
- The dagger style is a valuable accessory for many purposes
- Finest quality squirrel hair
- Dark green thread ferrule