4. Lay it
Now that your truck is masked, it's time to lay out the graphics. Start by referring to your rendering ideas and pick a starting point on your truck. For this truck, CCC started on the fenders above the body line. Depending on how detailed your graphic, you can use either 1/4- or 1/8-inch fine line. John used 1/4-inch fine line for the initial design.

Once you are satisfied with the layout of the graphic, start masking the outside of your artwork, covering everything that is not part of your graphic. When you are finished masking at this stage, you should be able to see only the parts of your truck that will be painted with your graphics. Wipe down your graphic with wax and grease remover, followed by a tack rag, and you're ready to spray. For layered or multicolor designs, repeat the previous steps for masking out each layer.

5. Duplicate It
To get your graphic design to be identical on both sides, a common method to duplicate a pattern is to make a rubbing. This will be used to duplicate your design on the opposite side of the truck. Once you have the rubbing, you punch holes along the lines with a pounce wheel. This perforation will allow the chalk in the pounce pad to go through and stick to the surface of the truck, leaving you a traceable line.

6. Paint It
Some painters prefer to apply the edge stripe after the graphic is applied or use pinstriping. At CCC, John prefers to do the edge stripe first. He starts by painting the edge of the graphic a contrasting color. After proper flashtime, he runs a line of tape to cover the edge of the graphic. This tape will protect the color of the edge stripe while the rest of the graphic is being sprayed. After proper flashtime, you can remove all masking around your graphic and prepare to clear. Always pull masking tape back and away from the graphic keeping the tape as close to the panel as possible.