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Old 04-16-2014, 05:21 AM   #1
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Gill Stripes? Recommendations?

Everytime I wash and dry my car I notice how "unfinished" the stamped side gills look. I know they sell gill stripe decals for about $30, but I'm not sure what color to try on my Red Camaro. I'm leaning towards silver (which would simulate metal), or black to basically work like a shadow.

Any thoughts about what you've seen? Example photos of Red cars with gill stripe decals?

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Old 04-16-2014, 06:02 AM   #2
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:53 AM   #3
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I have metallic-silver, vinyl gill accents (not the rectangles that fill the bottom of the recess) on IBM and it looks really good. On a lighter car, black may be better. Maybe a black/silver combo?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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Ditto, I went with matte black and had a local vinyl shop install them. They send extras in case you mess up, but I didn't want to take the chance. I've gotten alot of compliments on them, nice addition for sure.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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Just did mine myself.

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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Or take a walk on the wild side with a set of these. Their on the expensive side too.

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #7
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if your doing vinyl then go with the slp they are a bit pricier but have the fade effect and look the most real that i have seen

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...d=0CIEBEKkrMAI
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
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The SLP faded stripes look awesome on VR! I had them on my VR SS and they actually looked like real vents. You had to look pretty closely to realize they were just decals.

They aren't the cheapest version our there, but they look the best of the ones I've seen.

https://www.texas-speed.com/p-1862-s...rter-gill.aspx

EDIT: I see a few of us posted the exact same thing at the same time!
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:37 AM   #9
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Haha yeah we all did SLP faded, they're the best or seems!
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:21 AM   #10
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Thanks guys!
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:22 AM   #11
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The SLP faded stripes look awesome on VR! I had them on my VR SS and they actually looked like real vents. You had to look pretty closely to realize they were just decals.

They aren't the cheapest version our there, but they look the best of the ones I've seen.

https://www.texas-speed.com/p-1862-s...rter-gill.aspx

EDIT: I see a few of us posted the exact same thing at the same time!
Think I'm going to order these today. I've been wanting to do these for a long time. Did you put them on using the wet or dry method?
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:35 AM   #12
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Ditto, I went with matte black and had a local vinyl shop install them. They send extras in case you mess up, but I didn't want to take the chance. I've gotten alot of compliments on them, nice addition for sure.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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Think I'm going to order these today. I've been wanting to do these for a long time. Did you put them on using the wet or dry method?
I used the wet method. Just take your time to get them right where you want them before squeezing out the water. When they stick they are pretty much on there for good.

Here is a pic on my old VR SS.



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Old 04-17-2014, 09:38 AM   #14
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Does the red color car just not create the same illusion of gill slits. Cuz' these pics of red ones just don't seem to have the same effect as on lighter colors. Also the decals dark lines looks to be on the leading edge of the gill louver in the above pic instead of the trailing (rear) edge.
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