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Old 10-26-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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how many canceling stripes b/c not long enough?

how many of u are holding off b/c stripes do not extend far enough on the front? i am canceling m order 4 black stripes since they do not go over the mailslot. i can't believe that gm doesn't notice that the stripes look so much better as seen on their concepts..not just the hood
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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get them painted then, if you talk to your dealer you could probably get it packaged into your sale and your loan
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm considering changing my order to delete the stripes for that very reason. I don't think they look right stopping at the hood line. I figure they are doing it that way because it's easier to install, but just because something is harder to do it doesn't mean you should take the easy way out...
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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yup going to change my order and stripe it myself... i will be using vinyl... if it can't be done i'll go ahead and paint them on....

i like vinyl only because you can always remove them if i really don't like them or the color (black, gray, white... )
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
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You can bet that the aftermarket will offer just about any stripe you want. As an example this place offers some nice stripe packages for the Challenger and will be doing the Camaro also. The white Challenger with the black side and hood stripes looks great. By the way I'm not endorsing this business.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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I'm also changing my order and having the stripes taken off. A good friend of mine has already told me that he can either paint the stripes that I want on or even do the vinyl ones. I would normally be leary about doing this as aftermarket, but he does some damn nice work!!! Plus it will save me some $$$.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #7
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I have a question that kinda relates to what has been said. How easy is it to put on your own stripes?

And also say if you get a new camaro with stripes and don't like them after a while, you can take them off, do a little waxing, and the car should look like it's all one color right?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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do we have proof that the stripes will fall short? Link? Anybody? And which ones? Factory or dealer installed?
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #9
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You can bet that the aftermarket will offer just about any stripe you want. As an example this place offers some nice stripe packages for the Challenger and will be doing the Camaro also. The white Challenger with the black side and hood stripes looks great. By the way I'm not endorsing this business.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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So you are saying it doesn't look like:



How do you know it won't be like that?
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:35 PM   #11
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If you can find that MSNBC video on the Camaro...you'll have to scan through it until it shows ED Welburn with a Silver Camaro + black stripes in a studio. It shows what the rally stripes will most likely look like....I used that video to make this PS of mine.

I imagine this has more to do with the ability to manufacture/apply and still maintain predictable quality. Imagine trying to fold and stick the vinyl stripes into that mail slot. It would be pretty difficult, right? And then you have the issue of having two different front facias...when you're trying to cut costs to keep a vehicle inexpensive -- are you going to have two different stripe decals designed (one for LS/LT cars, and one for SS cars)?? I agree, the concept's looks better...but there are many reasons for choosing this route.



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Old 10-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #12
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Why would the image showing the stripe packages that came straight from GM not be what we actually get.



That clearly shows the rally stripes going past just the hood.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:42 PM   #13
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A good point also is if you want stripes along the roof, get them aftermarket. You want the same person to do the whole car instead of trying to match something already half completed. It would be like getting a brand new car in orange, then getting a scrape along the side and having a new door spot matched. The fade of the paint around it can't be duplicated.

If you have the after market or dealer paint your stripes, pick one or the other and have them do everything instead of going to two different places.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:04 PM   #14
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:25 PM   #15
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So you are saying it doesn't look like:



How do you know it won't be like that?
thats the way it should look..its BS to stop just at the hood b/c its easier to install
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:27 PM   #16
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Why would the image showing the stripe packages that came straight from GM not be what we actually get.



That clearly shows the rally stripes going past just the hood.
good point!
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:28 PM   #17
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A lot of things are BS...that doesn't mean it doesn't make sense.

I'm not even sure if what I said was the reasoning behind the move to stop at the hood...but if it was, you can be sure they took the saved money and put it towards something more worthwhile...say...powertrain/suspension/interior/build quality?



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Old 10-26-2008, 11:57 PM   #18
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Is that video the only proof you have? That video is quite old if I remember right, lots of things could have changed since then.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
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That video is quite old if I remember right, lots of things could have changed since then.
Most definitely, I agree.

I'll try to get a more definitive answer for you...but for now, that video holds more water with me, personally, than a Photoshopped presentation slide.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:39 AM   #20
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Most definitely, I agree.

I'll try to get a more definitive answer for you...but for now, that video holds more water with me, personally, than a Photoshopped presentation slide.
thyanx for those pics bro. silver ss looks great w/o stripes so thats what i'm goin w/
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Well I hope they release some official photos by December so I can change my order if it is in fact short.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:44 AM   #22
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I like the hockey stripes and the solid hood stripe...think I'm leavingmine like it is if they end up like the handout from GM.

Would love to actually see "real" colors and stripe packages before going final though!
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You can bet that the aftermarket will offer just about any stripe you want. As an example this place offers some nice stripe packages for the Challenger and will be doing the Camaro also. The white Challenger with the black side and hood stripes looks great. By the way I'm not endorsing this business.
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Thanks for the Kind words. One of your members directed me here. We are currently not offering anything for the New Camaro due to the fact that the car is not out yet.

We have added a Camaro link on our website directed to our email. We are looking for ideas and trying to see what you guys will be looking for when your cars show up. You can send your ideas here... info@ridergraphix.com

We have been very active in the Mustang, Charger and Challenger Community, and have had great success with our designs.

We currently own a 2008 Challenger SRT-8 we use or test fitting our stripes, and will possibly be getting a new Camaro when they come out as well.

I personally own three Camaro's myself. A 1980 Z28 with 72,000 Miles, a 1984 Z28 with 15,600 original miles and a 1994 Z28 with 8,600 miles.

We Design and Manufacture our own Stripes, and test fit all designs prior to selling them. I have a few design ideas up my sleeve, and we are looking forward to seeing what other ideas are out there.

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Old 10-30-2008, 01:41 AM   #24
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Don't be so quick to cancel. I mean...do if you must. But, give it some time to see if GM can say "OK. This is what we are offering and this is where the stripes stop."

I have not seen "official" stripes yet.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:22 AM   #25
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I cancelled my stripes, but not because they stop short...because the black stripes I wanted are dealer installed and that's kinda gay. Plus they are vinyl...I know I know vinyl has been used on Camaros for years, but I still don't have to like it. For me, it's painted stripes or nothing.
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