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Old 03-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #51
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thanks. yours looks like one of the nicer stripes i have seen yet.
I appreciate the compliments. I found a couple more pics and I'll put them in a separate post. Not exactly what you're looking for but iit will give you the idea.

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Thought I'd move the conversation to your build thread.....

Cool. I know I want my stripe between 1/2 to 1" wide, so yours gives me a good reference. I'll keep an eye out for your updates...

Thanks! The accent color will be Medium Quasar Blue Metallic to match the front bowties. Then maybe change the pinstripe on the wheels to match.
I think that will look really good. Are you doing that in vinyl?

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Great looking truck! I'm pretty sure you were right behind me in the cruise at the rally. I really like your car. Nice choice of mods.
Thank you...I'll have to look at some of the pics my wife took on the cruise to see. I can't remember who I was behind, but I can tell you I was making sure I didn't rear-end whoever it was. There was a serious rubber band affect on that one. whew!

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #52
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Here are a couple more pics I found that helps give you a better idea of what the center stripe looks like. The stripe currently stops at the edge of the hood and the stripe wraps around the front and tapers down to a point.

The new stripe will wrap in front of the mailslot and do the same thing. In the back, the stripe is going to come down to the bottom edge of the trunk lid.





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Old 03-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #53
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that looks amazing!! thanks
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #54
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That looks real nice!
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I think that will look really good. Are you doing that in vinyl?

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The stripe is painted on. The hood is already done, just need to do the front bumper, roof, trunk and spoiler (if only I could find time to have the car in the shop). The strip will end on the topside of the spoiler, so it won't look too busy with my rear blackout. The blue accents will be painted on too, but I'd like to do them in a blue vinyl first to make sure I like it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #55
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Wow that looks really nice. Can't wait to see the end results.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #56
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I'm glad everyone seems to like the pictures. I'm psyched to get it back.

He sent me a text message suggesting that we widen the fender stripes. He used some black electrical tape and blue vinyl tape to give me an example and sent me pics. I think I like the wider stripes better, but he also wants to put more angle on them. The added angle isn't shown in the pics but I asked him to tape it off and send me another pic.

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Proposed Stripe - without added angle


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #57
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Definitelyyyyyyy add more angle to them, and I think they'll look even more sweet! It's looking amazing already.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #58
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They look good with the blue around them, I'd leave the blue on just the outside like that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #59
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They look good with the blue around them, I'd leave the blue on just the outside like that.
Yes absolutely. The blue isn't changing except it will be a little wider and more angle.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #60
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Yeah go for the wider blue for sure!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #61
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I stopped by the shop to check out the progress on my car. I'm pretty calm about it because I know these guys are going to knock it out of the park.



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Old 03-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #62
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It's coming along great, and once out of the shop, it'll be even more of a mean bastard.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #63
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I love the blue accents in the new pics they really look good man, Car is looking clean keep up the killer job
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #64
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Subscribed! Looks Amazing. I have been thinking of doing hash marks for a while I was going to do a photoshop. . . now I dont need to haha looks great! Probably wont manage to do it for a while tho. . .
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #65
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Thank you everyone...I took a little time off to do some of this on a cruise ship:


and I came home to some updated pics. It looks like things are moving along nicely.







I'm pretty sure I'll get it back mid to late next week.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #66
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DAAAMMMNNNNN looks alot better when a REAL painter goes to town on it. and i know its gonna look like its 2 inches thick when hes done. cant wait to see the difference
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #67
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So badass man!! It truly is coming along flawlessly. It looks like a work of art. Those painters seem to know their shit.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #68
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Sweeeet....Glad to see it's coming out the way you'd hoped!
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Thank you everyone...I took a little time off to do some of this on a cruise ship:


and I came home to some updated pics. It looks like things are moving along nicely.







I'm pretty sure I'll get it back mid to late next week.

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Looks sweet Rob cant wait to see the finished product
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #70
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I ran over to the shop to take a look at my car with the painter. He wanted me to check out all the stripes to make sure I'm happy with them before he goes any further. Next he will etch the stripes, tape them off, paint the white, pull the tape off, and then immediately clear coat. Moving right a long and I'm thinking I will get the car back towards the end of the week, if not sooner.

As far as the stripes go, he definitely made the fender stripes wider and the candy blue is about 3 times the width that it was before. It basically comes out to be the width of standard 3/4" masking tape. At first, I didn't want it that wide, but after seeing it, I like it better. There will be a 3/4" strip of white down the center to make 2 separate stripes. Here's a pic:


Hope you like it.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #71
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It's looking so badass just from the pics I see now. It's going to be insane!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #72
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Here's a piece of tape thrown on there just to show the separation. LOL



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That's gonna look real good!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #74
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It's looking so badass just from the pics I see now. It's going to be insane!
Thanks man...I can't wait till he starts laying down the clear coat.

It should have a nice wet looking finish.

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:19 PM   #75
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The painter ran into a little snag on my car and had to sand it down and re-do a lot of it. I'm just glad he didn't try and cover it up and give the car back to me.

He started with the hood to make sure he didn't run into any further issues and sent me some pics. I'm really happy with it but I think I'll take a trip to the shop tomorrow to check it out.





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