Although this video is 3 years old, it hasn’t stopped amazing me. It’s about the only coachline-painter working at Rolls-Royce: Mark Court.
Coachlines are the horizontal lines that are placed at each side of the car running from front to rear. For a Rolls-Royce this means the coachline needs to cross an average of 6 metres, a meticulous process which can take up to 3 hours.
This extraordinary artist (“painter” doesn’t do him honour enough) paints all coachlines on all Rolls-Royces by hand! And the only tool Mark uses are handmade brushes made of squirrel hair, custom cut for each coach line.
Keeping in mind that he can not make any errors or the paintwork of the car has to be redone, Mark does an outstanding job creating the perfect coachline with a seamless join. This type of finishing touch on a Rolls-Royce is really a pinnacle of automotive craftsmanship.
Below are two pictures of Mark working in Kuwait, repainting the coachlines on a Rolls-Royce Wraith.