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Old 01-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Bubbles & Wrinkles in Rally Stripes after installation

I am having a time with my stripes and getting very discouraged. I had my new Rallys installed today and on the drivers side there is 3 wrinkles and one of the wrinkles is 1 1/2inch long and the other two are 1/2 inch long where the contour of the hood is and there is tiny air bubbles all over the stripes. The stripe guy said the tiny air bubbles will disappear is this true and what would you do about the wrinkle. Before anyone responds please note that I am a perfectionist and I think is isnt acceptable, am I wrong? or are the tiny bubbles on stripes just a fact of life?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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take it back and have them fix the wrinkles. did you pay him for the job? if so, you paid for a job well done, not a job half way done. im i right?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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I am having a time with my stripes and getting very discouraged. I had my new Rallys installed today and on the drivers side there is 3 wrinkles and one of the wrinkles is 1 1/2inch long and the other two are 1/2 inch long where the contour of the hood is and there is tiny air bubbles all over the stripes. The stripe guy said the tiny air bubbles will disappear is this true and what would you do about the wrinkle. Before anyone responds please note that I am a perfectionist and I think is isnt acceptable, am I wrong? or are the tiny bubbles on stripes just a fact of life?
I too am getting rally stripes this year.. As far as the wrinkles and bubbles I'd be upset too eager to hear what people have to say
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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I don't know about the wrinkles, but I had bubbles in mine and after a few weeks they did go away.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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The wrinkles are what I'd be worried about also. W/o a picture it's hard to say.

You buy the stripes from the installer?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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The wrinkles are what I'd be worried about also. W/o a picture it's hard to say.

You buy the stripes from the installer?
i agree wrinkles are bad but, the bubbles can be easily fixed.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #7
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The wrinkles are what I'd be worried about also. W/o a picture it's hard to say.

You buy the stripes from the installer?
Got my stripes on ebay but its from a good seller and it was 3m material. I paid this company $125 for the installation and I feel like I got the shaft and I showed him 2 times about the wrinkles and he said they would come out with a heat gun and his heat gun defintely didnt remove them. Im so pist that i am tempted to dispute the charge with my CC company because now I have to buy new stripes in order to get the one side of the hood redone and im not sure I wanna go back to this same company to have them fix what they originally screwed up.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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I wasn't questioning the quality of the stripes - more along the line if you bought from them then they should eat the cost of the new stripe. When you buy on line and have 3rd party then it becomes a risk.

Good luck - hope it works out for you.
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I wasn't questioning the quality of the stripes - more along the line if you bought from them then they should eat the cost of the new stripe. When you buy on line and have 3rd party then it becomes a risk.

Good luck - hope it works out for you.
I agree but regardless if your company does wraps and all that other type of Vinyl work then my Rally Stripes should have been a breeze. He said 3 hours to install them but it actually took him less than a hour and I personally think he got in a rush...
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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you have wrinkles because they hit the stripes with to much heat that is what happen. the wrinkles will not come out as far as the air bubbles go you can stick a pin in them and when you drive they should come out. but if i was you i would tell him that you know the wrinkles are because of the heat that was put on them good luck. if you are asking your self how do i know this its beacuse i install stripes all day long
I think im gonna ask him to redo the drivers side rally stripes but there are alot of bubbles all over the entire stripes he also said those will go away on there own?, Is he blowing smoke up my A**?
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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yes he is blowing smoke up your a@@. think about it if there is air bubbles how are they going to come out. the air is trapped so how does it come out. you have to pop them with a pin then they will come out. post up a pic i love to see this job that he did
Im gonna get some photos and post them, it may ne an hour or so though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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My friends strip had the bubbles - took over a month to go away.
There gone now and it looks great. The wrinkles is another story. If they said a heat gun (carefull not to burn them) - let them do it. it's what you paid for.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #13
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I hear they can be tricky, bet he did a dry install.....
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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thats fine. really want to see them
I give up Digital Camera says disk is full and wont let me delete any photos...what a bunch of crap
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