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Got my vinyl stripes yesterday and decided to put them on myself. What a ball buster.
 

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Been there. Done that. Now you've done the easy part. Try aligning two stripes, keeping them parallel and straight. Now that's tough.

Did you put them on wet or dry? Don't worry about any little air bubbles that may be there. Park it in the sun for a while and they'll go away.

BTW, it looks great.


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Looks great!!

I will be doing two large red stripes soon! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

But I am going to have them painted on ... thoughts?
 

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FRC Tom --

Looks cool! I like the red against the silver (and it must look great along with the red calipers).

Um... (I hope this comment isn't totally unwelcomed, but...) Any thoughts of having some kind of "return" to the stripe where it meets the front plate? As it is now (to my eye), it appears that the stripe stops "abruptly" at the front plate, whereas it might benefit from a rounded leading edge to compliment the shape of the nose.

I think we'd all concur that we'd have prefered if GM designed the nose with no removable front plate, but realize that it was a necessary evil since some states require front licenses. I'd just hate to see you accent the fact that that plate is there by having it be the reason that cool strip stops (or starts) where it does.

Hope that's halpful insight, Tom! (If not, it's just my humble opinion.) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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FRC Tom --

Looks cool! I like the red against the silver (and it must look great along with the red calipers).

Um... (I hope this comment isn't totally unwelcomed, but...) Any thoughts of having some kind of "return" to the stripe where it meets the front plate? As it is now (to my eye), it appears that the stripe stops "abruptly" at the front plate, whereas it might benefit from a rounded leading edge to compliment the shape of the nose.

I think we'd all concur that we'd have prefered if GM designed the nose with no removable front plate, but realize that it was a necessary evil since some states require front licenses. I'd just hate to see you accent the fact that that plate is there by having it be the reason that cool strip stops (or starts) where it does.

Hope that's halpful insight, Tom! (If not, it's just my humble opinion.) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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On 2001-04-05 15:28, No Mercy! spewed forth this drivel:
Looks great!!

I will be doing two large red stripes soon! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

But I am going to have them painted on ... thoughts?

I'm glad you asked this. I had painted stripes on my original SS and will never do it again. They take a beating from road grime and tend to look bad in short order. If you don't have to get too fancy, vinyl is the way to go. It's much more durable and can be replaced easily. Also, the vinyl stripes cost me $80, where the paint was over $1000.

It's up to you though. Do what makes you happy./phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif The stripes will look great on your car.
 

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On 2001-04-05 15:58, KMeloney spewed forth this drivel:
FRC Tom --

Looks cool! I like the red against the silver (and it must look great along with the red calipers).

Um... (I hope this comment isn't totally unwelcomed, but...) Any thoughts of having some kind of "return" to the stripe where it meets the front plate? As it is now (to my eye), it appears that the stripe stops "abruptly" at the front plate, whereas it might benefit from a rounded leading edge to compliment the shape of the nose.

I think we'd all concur that we'd have prefered if GM designed the nose with no removable front plate, but realize that it was a necessary evil since some states require front licenses. I'd just hate to see you accent the fact that that plate is there by having it be the reason that cool strip stops (or starts) where it does.

Hope that's halpful insight, Tom! (If not, it's just my humble opinion.) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

-Kirk
I am not sure what you mean Kirk,
I only started to put them on last night and I still have a piece for under the front
plate and the roof to do yet.
Suggestions are always welcome /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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On 2001-04-05 21:56, Dave Schotz spewed forth this drivel:
Is it just me, or does the stripe on the Front Clip seem to not be straight, in comparison with the hood stripe? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

It does look that way in the photo, when I get the rest of the pieces on I will take some better photos.
Trying to decide if I should put the C5 logo back on or not and if I do maybe a painted silver one. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
 

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On 2001-04-05 15:17, CorvetteSS spewed forth this drivel:
Been there. Done that. Now you've done the easy part. Try aligning two stripes, keeping them parallel and straight. Now that's tough.

Did you put them on wet or dry? Don't worry about any little air bubbles that may be there. Park it in the sun for a while and they'll go away.

BTW, it looks great.


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I put them on wet but the hard part is the valley in the center of the hood and roof.
I got the idea for these stripes from an episode of Motorvision about a German company that makes a limited production edition C5.
Anyone read German?
http://www.red-motorsport.de/lemans.htm


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Thanks SS! I did not think of the durability issue you may have just saved me some $$ and hassles. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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On 2001-04-05 16:49, FRC Tom spewed forth this drivel:
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On 2001-04-05 15:58, KMeloney spewed forth this drivel:
FRC Tom --

Looks cool! I like the red against the silver (and it must look great along with the red calipers).

Um... (I hope this comment isn't totally unwelcomed, but...) Any thoughts of having some kind of "return" to the stripe where it meets the front plate? As it is now (to my eye), it appears that the stripe stops "abruptly" at the front plate, whereas it might benefit from a rounded leading edge to compliment the shape of the nose.

I think we'd all concur that we'd have prefered if GM designed the nose with no removable front plate, but realize that it was a necessary evil since some states require front licenses. I'd just hate to see you accent the fact that that plate is there by having it be the reason that cool strip stops (or starts) where it does.

Hope that's halpful insight, Tom! (If not, it's just my humble opinion.) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

-Kirk
I am not sure what you mean Kirk,
I only started to put them on last night and I still have a piece for under the front
plate and the roof to do yet.
Suggestions are always welcome /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif


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Ah, ok, Ton. There was no indication from your post that you weren't done applying stripes, that you had more pieces, etc. Nothing more to "undeerstand" from my post -- just ignore it! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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Tom:

Love the stripes! R-U bringing it to the birthday bash?

Zippy /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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On 2001-04-06 11:45, Zippy spewed forth this drivel:
Tom:

Love the stripes! R-U bringing it to the birthday bash?

Zippy /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

See you there Zippy, I'll be parked with Corvette Concepts in the vendor area.
 
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