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2006 Shelby GT-H stripe installation


Larry T

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Interesting video. They did the Shelby GT's a little different. Only 2 pieces were used on the trunk of the SGT, not 3 as shown there. I'm curious how they cut out for the rear emblem though.

 

At any rate, if you ever have to remove these things, you'll be sorry you didn't take them off immediately. I'll never have vinyl graphics on any car again.

 

Mine is just about ready to go to the PAINT shop. :)

 

 

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Taking to razor like this to the stripes while on the car make me squeamish.

 

I'm pricing out material and labor now to re-stripe my SGT. Depending on the cost I may go with paint, which I would prefer. My only worry is the quality of work when painted. I've see too many painted stripes that I never want on my car. Looked a Mustang GT last weekend that the owner shows and is extremely proud of. I noticed the stripes where painted. From 20ft looked great. Up close it was obvious that the panels were not completely covered in clear and that masking tape and not fine line was used at the edges of the stripe.

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Taking to razor like this to the stripes while on the car make me squeamish.

 

I'm pricing out material and labor now to re-stripe my SGT. Depending on the cost I may go with paint, which I would prefer. My only worry is the quality of work when painted. I've see too many painted stripes that I never want on my car. Looked a Mustang GT last weekend that the owner shows and is extremely proud of. I noticed the stripes where painted. From 20ft looked great. Up close it was obvious that the panels were not completely covered in clear and that masking tape and not fine line was used at the edges of the stripe.

 

If you have to remove them yourself, I don't think you would use vinyl again. You could pay someone to remove them but I bet the cost involved would be more than actually having them painted.

 

What do you mean you can tell masking tape was used ? The masking tape I used to mark mine has a straight edge.

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Ok, Wow. I made the comment about masking tape without seeing the photo you posted.

 

Paiter's masking tape, which is more or less paper tape, will leave a fuzzy edge to the paint line. What you want is a fine line graphics tape. Any automotive paint supply shop will have it in various sizes. Fine line is a vinyl tape that will leave a razor straight paint edge as long as tape was laid straight. You then use masking tape to overlap the fine line to extend the coverage and hold down your plastic or paper mask.

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Ok, Wow. I made the comment about masking tape without seeing the photo you posted.

 

Paiter's masking tape, which is more or less paper tape, will leave a fuzzy edge to the paint line. What you want is a fine line graphics tape. Any automotive paint supply shop will have it in various sizes. Fine line is a vinyl tape that will leave a razor straight paint edge as long as tape was laid straight. You then use masking tape to overlap the fine line to extend the coverage and hold down your plastic or paper mask.

 

Gotchya, I may have to retape mine. I do have to say that the masking tape I used does have a very sharp edge though.

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