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Arizona pinstriping

Arizona pinstriping
 n.— «I’m not out there to abuse it, but paint is optional here in Tucson due to Arizona pinstriping. So why make it pretty when the next time out, the brush will stripe the hell out of it? Functional is good.» —“Scout lift & cam questions” by ED Usenet: rec.autos.4×4 Apr. 7, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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