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#271 OFFLINE   Redlinetoys

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:34 PM

No one?
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#272 ONLINE   zachman

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

Have you tried emailing John Farmer stuckonyougraphics again.
I have used his contact page and he will return your email. Hope this helps.

#273 OFFLINE   Bobert

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:17 AM

On three of my 4 Shelby GT's I have had the stripes painted on. We just recently acquired a Hertz Vert and when they go bad we will have them done as well. I had them masked off to replicate the factory stripes to include around the washer on the hood. The only thing I did differently was had them paint through the rear license plate area and run the stripe through the plate. If they had been painted on at the factory, I am sure they would have been done that way  (to save time) and if you look at any of the 1/18 models  you will see they were done on the model that way.   The tape goes around the plate because it was fast and avoided wrinkles and cutting issues. I had them masked identically to the original stripe stopping short of the trim around the windows just as the original tape stripes were done. I had the paint matched perfectly and then clear over so they will last for years to come. Mine have a ridge just as the tape does so they look just like the vinyl...The side stripes hold up better as they do not get the heat and sun so I left them tape from the factory. If you look at my cars the only thing you will notice is the stripes are shinier.

 

I blew a ton of money and time fooling with warranty claims and such on my cars. The oldest, our 07 White car went bad in two years with the new and improved stripes. Don't waste your time, go get them painted. With the new computer paint technology they can match the color and your car will look great for years to come. I really doubt that paint vs tape is going to change the value of these cars and if anything the cars with painted stripes for sale seem to be bringing a stronger number....or at least they will be easier to sell as any Shelby enthusiast knows about the stripe problem.

 

Corvette came out with a Silver stripe on its 427...was talking with the Corvette group at Carlisle two years ago. My wife suggested they Google Shelby stripe problem and the Corvette guy just about pooped a brick when he read it on his phone....they got a warranty problem coming big time as one of the test cars was already showing signs of the deterioration. Silver and gold vinyl do not hold up well in the heat and sun.

 

Just my 22 cents worth...Bobert



#274 OFFLINE   JeffIsHereToo

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

Bobert,

 

Yeah...the metallic are problematic especially when horizontal.  You REALLY need to take special care with them or they will get bad fast.  Once they do there's nothing you can do short of replacing them. if you're not of the mind to do that then painting is your best option and yours sound well done!

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

Now i just need to find a shop in San Diego that wont rip me off and i will have mine painted on.  The stripes tend to fade.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

I've gone through 2 sets of stripes on my 07 SGT.  It's in the shop to have the stripes painted on.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

I took the plunge and replaced the vinyl stripes with painted ones.

Really happy with how they turned out.

 



#278 OFFLINE   Shelby1981

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 04:19 AM

Do you have to remove the hood scoop before you add new strips? My hood scoop is in good condition.

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#279 OFFLINE   mr2turtle

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:37 AM

My shop did remove and repainted the scoop as well. They did a great job.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

What is the going $ price to get them removed and painted on?


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