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Old 06-18-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Opinion on dealer removing/installing new stripes.

Sorry if this questions has been asked before.

I am in the market for a IBM Camaro with white stripes. My dealer located one with black stripes. He said they can remove the black stripes and install white stripes.

I am afraid they would damage the paint if they try to remove the black stripes. What do you guys think?

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Old 06-18-2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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They can be removed easily. They heat up an edge to soften the vinyl, then the peeling begins. They come right off if they are fairly new.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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removing stripes

I had several issues with my dealer that I won't get into now. However, I had white stripes applied to my jewel tint red Camaro. They applied them crooked and had to remove them. It was not a problem for them at all. So that shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #4
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Removal is easy. As rlchevy noted, I would be more worried about the installation.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #5
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How did the White look on the RJT?? I'm still muddling over really metallic silver or Pearl white stripes.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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They can be removed easily. They heat up an edge to soften the vinyl, then the peeling begins. They come right off if they are fairly new.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:31 PM   #7
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Who usually installs the stripes? I know last year the dealer said it was a dealer installed option.


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Old 06-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #8
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Have them remove. That should be fine.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #9
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They use a big ice scraper, comes right off, not to worry.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #10
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Removal will be fine. I ordered mine without stripes then decided I wanted the rally stripes. My dealer claimed they tried two sets and still left air bubbles, ripped the thin outline stripe and did not line the stripes up evenly. After bringing this to their attention, they said they would either order me one more set and I would need to install them myself, or I could leave them on and they would give me $350 back. Hopefully your dealer is more respectable! I finally got them to remove them and give me a full refund. I would recommend looking for a shop that does this professionally (as I did with my aftermarket rallys), or be sure your dealer can do this right.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #11
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Who usually installs the stripes? I know last year the dealer said it was a dealer installed option.


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Reading the note below is why the dealers are no longer in charge of the install when the stripes are ordered from the factory. There is a local shop near the factory that handles the stripe installs. This way they are done correctly and consistently.



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Removal will be fine. I ordered mine without stripes then decided I wanted the rally stripes. My dealer claimed they tried two sets and still left air bubbles, ripped the thin outline stripe and did not line the stripes up evenly. After bringing this to their attention, they said they would either order me one more set and I would need to install them myself, or I could leave them on and they would give me $350 back. Hopefully your dealer is more respectable! I finally got them to remove them and give me a full refund. I would recommend looking for a shop that does this professionally (as I did with my aftermarket rallys), or be sure your dealer can do this right.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:13 PM   #12
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I just came back from the dealer and they said their vinyl guy cuts their own rally stripes. Would it be possible to order them direct from Chevy? I am afraid aftermarket cut ones won't look right.

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Old 06-19-2010, 12:37 PM   #13
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I'm sure you can order the GM ones from your dealer's parts department. However, there are several shops that have both the rally and bumblebee style, and from what I've seen there is little or no difference from the factory ones. Take a look at my garage if you think it can help you decide.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:10 PM   #14
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I would save the $$ and have them painted on when you can afford to. I love the look of mine, but they always seem to have white swirl marks on them. I plan to have them painted on in the near future.
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