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Old 01-17-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Factory vs Dealer applied stripes

I posted a similar question in another thread, but I think the question deserves its own topic. I don't know how the stripes are applied at the factory, but I'm assuming that it's more or less an automated process that will apply the stripes very consistently. In other words, they're not going to be at all crooked or uneven, and they will be perfectly parallel to each other, always the exact same distance apart from car to car, and basically flawless.

But when it comes to dealership applied stripes, is there a foolproof process that guarantees even a mediocre or less skilled technician will be able to apply them perfectly?

I hate that only CGM or white stripes are applied at the factory. I really want black, considering I'm looking at a white or yellow car at this point. However, I'm skeptical that the dealership can apply the stripes with the same consistency as the factory operation. So believe it or not, I'm considering CGM stripes even though they're my second choice, simply because they're factory installed. Is that crazy thinking?
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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I thought during the last IDL they said they were going to apply all of the Rally stripes at the factory now?
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I thought during the last IDL they said they were going to apply all of the Rally stripes at the factory now?
No in the IDL they said that they are looking at expanding the colors that they do at factory in FUTURE MY's.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:12 AM   #4
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Dealership will most likely be fail(as dealerships are almost always fail). Also, the stealership ones won't be covered under warranty like the GM applied ones will be
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:37 AM   #5
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now that iv seen the stripeing on the ss im not all that impressed... dont get me wrong it looks nice, but at this point i have figured out that if i have to question it i shouldnt do it... getting them painted on with a custom style is the safest bet for concerned stripers...
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:14 AM   #6
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Dealership will most likely be fail(as dealerships are almost always fail). Also, the stealership ones won't be covered under warranty like the GM applied ones will be
If you buy the dealer installed colors at the time you purchase the car, they will have the exact same warranty as the factory installed stripes. And guess what, dealers have been installing vinyl decals/stripes for a long time. Its really not rocket science to install them correctly like everyone makes it out to be.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #7
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If you buy the dealer installed colors at the time you purchase the car, they will have the exact same warranty as the factory installed stripes. And guess what, dealers have been installing vinyl decals/stripes for a long time. Its really not rocket science to install them correctly like everyone makes it out to be.
I'm not in any way saying it's rocket science. In fact, I have no doubt that many shadetree mechanics could apply them in their own garages.

My presumption really is that the factory is going to have a dedicated area and process where the striping happens, and there will be some templates or aids to help the installer consistently apply the stripes.

The process at the dealership, however, I would think would be quite different. Number one, most dealers are selling a handful of these cars right? And maybe half of them don't have stripes, or have factory-applied stripes. So, there's a good chance the technician will be applying them for the first time, with little or no experience.

I'm just being really anal about this, that's all... If a technician at the dealership installed the stripes and one was 1/4" crooked (not parallel to the other one), I wouldn't be able to live with that. It would drive me so crazy that I'd rather take them off.

As far as vinyl versus paint, I've had 3 Z28s with vinyl stripes: a 1974, 1980, and 1984. I never had any problem with any of them as far as peeling or fading. I washed and waxed over them like they were paint, and they looked perfect as long as I owned the cars.
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