Good thing about the vinyl stripes, is they're fairly easy to remove and replace with another color if you change your mind.
I was one of those "I buy a $55K car and you put VINYL stripes on it?" kind'a guys at first too.
Then I saw what people are paying/getting to paint a pair of stripes on their cars.
And like you, realized I can change them (color, style, etc) fairly easily.
I want to put a white Super Snake style stripe on my car and if they were painted on, that would be too costly to do.
As it stands now, *I* myself can remove the OE stripes and install the SS stripes, and on the cheap (reletively speaking).
Edited by 2010KonaBlueGT, 09 April 2012 - 08:18 AM.