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Old 05-19-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Earned my Rally Stripes

Bought Bumblebee Rally Stripes #83 Medium Silver Metallic from Mopro Auto last week and installed them on Saturday. I do have experience installing vinyl, but not stripes on a car. Also, I don't have a garage. Performing the install outside on a hot humid day made the install take at least an hour or 2 longer then I would consider normal for my experience level. Wind, debris, some rain, bugs in my face and 6 hours later I was finished


The kit comes with 2 front options, with or without mailslot. The "with mailslot" option is precut and lies about 2 inches under the mailslot, leaving that area under the mailslot free of vinyl. The "with mailslot" option just looks ugly to me, so I used the "without mailslot" option and cut it myself, so that it lies flush around the mailslot. This required a hair dryer to help stretch the vinyl into place.


The Mopro kit technically comes with 3 rear options. No spoiler, top of spoiler, or wrap around spoiler. The trunk stripes are long so that they can be used as the non spoiler option, so I needed to trim them about 2-3 inches contoured to fit under the spoiler. I went with the "top of spoiler" option because I felt it looked cleaner or a better design imo. Again, I used a hair dryer to stretch the vinyl around and underneath the front of the spoiler.


Aside from nature's attempts at intervening my work's integrity, this was really easy and I think that anyone can save themselves $200-$300 by installing it themselves. Just don't do it outside if at all possible. Do all of your measurements, keep the vinyl and target area wet with soap and water during placement, squeegee the vinyl from the center of flat areas and work bubbles outward, dry the vinyl and application tape with a hair dryer before removing it, use a small needle to remove any bubbles left behind. Also, when using a hair dryer to stretch vinyl, be careful not to stretch the vinyl too much and possibly break. If anyone has any questions on their own upcoming install I'd be glad to give more insight

P.S. I spoke with the guys at Mopro and they said that their vinyl has no issues with clear coat, so I am strongly considering doing this. Does anyone have theirs clear coated? How does the clear coat hold up on 3m vinyl over time?
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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Looks great !

I want to learn stryping, vinyl, clear bra applications.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:09 AM   #3
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Looks great! I like how the stripes come back into the mailslot. I like the medium silver also. I was thinking of rally stripes in CGM, but, I like the contrast a bit better with your color. Can you post a 3/4 front and rear shot?
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:04 AM   #4
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I also like the contrast with the brighter stripe, nice job
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:08 AM   #5
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Looks Great!!
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #6
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Thanks to all! Here are some 3/4 pics as requested.

Direct sunlight


Daylight. The vinyl's metallic color seems to bring out the OEM hood's angles like never before.


Night under street light


Sunshine


Some shade. Make sure to clean and claybar the target area for the best results. You might even need to repair any deep scratches, chips or dings before applying vinyl as they will remain visible even with the vinyl covering them.


If I decide to clear coat everything I'll post new pics here.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting. Looks great. I like that night shot.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:06 PM   #8
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Very nice stripes~!

Look good on your car
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:11 PM   #9
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Looks good I like how you did the mail slots.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:21 AM   #10
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Very nice looking, great job!!!
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:42 PM   #11
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Very good work! Your choice of and handling of the "no mail slot" option made the stripes. It is amazing how the angles of the hood show up with the stripes.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:25 PM   #12
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Thanks! Can't imagine my ride without them now
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:50 AM   #13
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