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I bought my 12 SVT off the lot so don't really know what was possible had I ordered it. I went with a black stripe delete car for two reasons. One, my wife didn't like stripes, but could have been persuaded, but my main reason was I didn't want stripes on the seats. I am now considering stripes but have never seen a black 11 or 12 with White SVT stripes. Was such an animal ever made and if so does anyone have any pictures of one with SVT stripes or even the wide white stripes?

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I bought my 12 SVT off the lot so don't really know what was possible had I ordered it. I went with a black stripe delete car for two reasons. One, my wife didn't like stripes, but could have been persuaded, but my main reason was I didn't want stripes on the seats. I am now considering stripes but have never seen a black 11 or 12 with White SVT stripes. Was such an animal ever made and if so does anyone have any pictures of one with SVT stripes or even the wide white stripes?

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We also have a 12 black stripe delete because my husband doesn't like the stripe over the top. We put a silver stripe on the rocker panels and silver hash marks-also some chrome accents and it looks really sharp. I haven't posted pics as yet but will do so soon. Waiting for some nicer weather to get some nice outside shots! Its nice to have the ability to make your car unique and one of a kind.

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I am now considering stripes but have never seen a black 11 or 12 with White SVT stripes. Was such an animal ever made and if so does anyone have any pictures of one with SVT stripes or even the wide white stripes?

 

 

 

I can't say for '11 or '12 but in 2010 you could get a black car with White, Silver or Black stripes on it.

 

The '11 & '12 SVTPP cars *all* had the thin "LeMans" stripes on them or no stripes at all (Stripe Delete). You could not get a PP car with the thick OTT stripes.

 

 

Phill

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Thanks to all for the feedback. I have the brochure saying what was standard but thought maybe if one was ordered any of the SVT stripes would be available. It is strange how Ford will do one thing one year and something else the next. I guess they are just trying to make each year a little unique.

 

I have read where many people with stripe delete cars have added stripes and the thing I am surprised by is the apparent sucess rate of getting a set applied at the dealership as I haven't read a single post where the dealer screwed up the application job. Unfortunately, I don't have much confidense in my dealer and wondering if it is something I could do or does it require anything special only a dealer has.

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Thanks to all for the feedback. I have the brochure saying what was standard but thought maybe if one was ordered any of the SVT stripes would be available. It is strange how Ford will do one thing one year and something else the next. I guess they are just trying to make each year a little unique.

 

I have read where many people with stripe delete cars have added stripes and the thing I am surprised by is the apparent sucess rate of getting a set applied at the dealership as I haven't read a single post where the dealer screwed up the application job. Unfortunately, I don't have much confidense in my dealer and wondering if it is something I could do or does it require anything special only a dealer has.

Certain base colors are only available with certain stripe colors...that's the way it's been since 2010 - that I know of. I don't know about the previous years.

 

That is true that I have read mostly positive results from stripes being applied by dealerships or shops. It is something that you could do yourself...but if you mess up...it's a very, very expensive mistake. A board member named "Mr. Farmdog" makes his own stripes and has a website called stuckonyougraphics. He has threads on the application on various forums if you want to read up on the process. Plus, I believe that he offers a wider range of colors than ford would.

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That is true that I have read mostly positive results from stripes being applied by dealerships or shops.

 

 

My bet is, the dealers all farm that out to a specialist. It would be a body shop job and there's not too many body & paint guys that know how to apply vinyals.

 

 

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I did everything I could to get Ford to put wide black stripes on my '12 Kona non-SVTPP when I ordered it. No dice. The dealer farmed out app of an OEM black stripe kit. The guy that did the work was a gentleman, and immediately agreed when I pointed out that the gap and centering on the hood and front end were out of whack. On an older car, meh, wouldve been ok, but not on a new $50K Shelby. I threw him a few extra bucks to help, but those stripes are crazy expensive and he (and maybe the dealer) had to eat the additional cost. Be careful about applying them yourself - could indeed be costly. BTW, end result is awesome. Realize your unique vision of how your car should look and enjoy it! Good luck.

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White SVT stripes have a black accent stripe so they would not work on black cars. The reason I really like the thinner SVT stripes are the addition of the accent stripe. They did the same thing on the 66 or 67 Gt40 cars with thinner stripes. The other thing I like about the thinner stripes is they are unique to the GT500. After I bought my car I started paying more attention to newer mustangs and was kind of shocked how many standard stangs have the wide Shelby type stripes. Phil is right above about stripe application being farmed out. Usually people who specialize in clear bra's can do this type of work.

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My understanding is that only the 2010 GT500's have the wide white stripes, see below my B/W 2010. There were 70 coupes and maybe ~14 Verts with the combo. Not as rare as Blue and Red but not a common combo.

 

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I ordered my SVTPP stripe delete for this exact reason. Didn't really like Sterling Grey with a bright, in your face red stripe. I ended up installing a set of FLX-Paint stripes myself in Merlot red (maroon) and the result was fantastic. It just looks plain mean. Anyways - installing stripes yourself isn't hard at all, you just need to take your time. The correct spacing between the stripes for SVTPP is 1"... so just get a roll of 1" painters tape and do a lot of measuring. Once that's done, the actual installation is cake. To do it right you will need:

 

  • Your stripes. I got mine from a guy in TX at auto-morphosis.net. He sells the SVTPP kit for $275 in Vinyl and $475 in FLX paint.
  • Rapid Prep solution (1 qt is plenty). This removes the wax and oils on the paint so you get good adhesion.
  • Rapid Tac (same deal as above). Solution to promote adhesion; gives you about 5 minutes of adjustment time. You could also use soap and water, but that will take much longer to dry.
  • Felt squeegee to lay the film flat and squeeze out any air/water bubbles
  • about 4 hours of patience

 

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If you want to get the OEM kit, your options are White w/black, Red w/black, Red w/silver and they run about $800 through Tousley.

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I ordered my SVTPP stripe delete for this exact reason. Didn't really like Sterling Grey with a bright, in your face red stripe. I ended up installing a set of FLX-Paint stripes myself in Merlot red (maroon) and the result was fantastic. It just looks plain mean. Anyways - installing stripes yourself isn't hard at all, you just need to take your time. The correct spacing between the stripes for SVTPP is 1"... so just get a roll of 1" painters tape and do a lot of measuring. Once that's done, the actual installation is cake. To do it right you will need:

  • Your stripes. I got mine from a guy in TX at auto-morphosis.net. He sells the SVTPP kit for $275 in Vinyl and $475 in FLX paint.
  • Rapid Prep solution (1 qt is plenty). This removes the wax and oils on the paint so you get good adhesion.
  • Rapid Tac (same deal as above). Solution to promote adhesion; gives you about 5 minutes of adjustment time. You could also use soap and water, but that will take much longer to dry.
  • Felt squeegee to lay the film flat and squeeze out any air/water bubbles
  • about 4 hours of patience

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If you want to get the OEM kit, your options are White w/black, Red w/black, Red w/silver and they run about $800 through Tousley.

 

Awesome color combo!

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> I got mine from a guy in TX at auto-morphosis.net. He sells the SVTPP kit for $275 in Vinyl and $475 in FLX paint.

 

> Felt squeegee to lay the film flat and squeeze out any air/water bubbles

 

> If you want to get the OEM kit, your options are White w/black, Red w/black, Red w/silver and they run about $800 through Tousley.

 

 

A. What is "FLX paint"? And is it worth the extra cost over the Vinyl?

 

B. Where did you find a felt squeegee?

 

C. Is that price for the full kit, frt. bumper, hood, roof, trunk & rear?

 

 

TIA,

Phill

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A. What is "FLX paint"? And is it worth the extra cost over the Vinyl?

 

B. Where did you find a felt squeegee?

 

C. Is that price for the full kit, frt. bumper, hood, roof, trunk & rear?

 

 

TIA,

Phill

 

 

FLX paint is basically a specially formulated automotive paint and clear coat (extra flex agent I assume) applied to a 3M substrate. It acts like vinyl during installation, and I am extremely happy with the result. I did a lot of research and basically came to the conclusion that I could either replace the vinyl stripes every X years, or just pony up a few extra bucks and do it once and be done. The pricing includes the over the top stripes (everything you need bumper to bumper), the side stripes were an additional $100 or so. One additional perk to the FLX paint is that since it IS paint with a clear, if you get a chip or a scratch in it, it can be repaired without replacing the stripe either through buffing (as you would on any clear coated product) or with touch up paint. To me this was a huge bonus.

 

I talked extensively to the guy over at automorphosis who is selling the GT500 kit, and got a lot of good knowledge and tips from him. He pointed me to the tools that I needed, including the Rapid Prep and Rapid Tac products. If you do a search on the web, there are a number of places that carry the products and sell to consumers. I think I spent about $30 total for 1Qt Rapid Prep, 1Qt Rapid Tac, and 1 felt squeegee. There is probably a vinyl supply shop in your area. I used Beacon Graphics:

 

Rapid Prep: http://www.beacongra...P%5F30OZ&eq==

Rapid Tac: http://www.beacongra...F30%5FOZ&eq==

Squeegee: http://www.beacongra...ic=Z1058&eq==

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