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2011 MCA Tape Stripe Delete?

I found the 2011 V6 configuration I want on a local lot except for one thing......the tape stripe. Is it possible to have the dealer remove the tape stripe or it is something I can do? Will it mess up the paint or the look of the car? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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i had the same question when i boought my 2010 v6 with the sport pacakge, it had the "mustang" strip down the side on the paint. i ended up buying it though and about 1 year later had the stripe removed by the dealer, it cost about 50 bucks to remove, and i must say that i dont notice anything wrong with the paint underneath it it still looks like new and there is no fadding or any thing it just looks normal.

If you want them to remove it just tell them to do so and they will probably do it for free since you are buying a new car, and dont worry it wont look bad it will just look like there was never a strip there.


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Cool, now that I know this I can move forward, thanks.
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I got the TSD option on my MCA so the factory took care of it (hopefully by not first installing it.) The car looks way better without the silly stripe.
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I got the TSD option on my MCA so the factory took care of it (hopefully by not first installing it.) The car looks way better without the silly stripe.
UH-OH! Guess I'm in trouble.

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I have a MCA and just took the strip off myself when I got home from the dealer......Very easy to do and just washed / clayed of any residue
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So is it the general consensus that the tape stripe should go? I ordered the Pony Package, which includes a tape stripe, for other reasons besides the stripe. Didn't know at the time that I could have had it deleted.

So, would you pull it off or leave it? Opinions please...

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If I had a different color than black, I would take the MCA stripe off. I still might, but on black it's almost like a ghost stripe and I like it at times.

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took my tape stripe off myself with goo gone, then washed area after wards. Tape came off very easily
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If I had a different color than black, I would take the MCA stripe off. I still might, but on black it's almost like a ghost stripe and I like it at times.
DITTO ... but I've got a Kona Blue MCA. Very hard to see the stripes on there unless the sun is hitting it just right and I like it that way. If I had a lighter color car, I would probably not care for them and they would have to go.

Did a Car Cruise Friday night with 300 other cars and a Car Show Saturday. A lot of people stopped and looked at the "1st 2011 in the area" over this two day period, and still heard no negative comments about these controversial stripes !!

So to date, I've only had only had positive comments about these "ghost stripes".

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took my tape stripe off myself with goo gone, then washed area after wards. Tape came off very easily
Goo Gone is safe?

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If I had a different color than black, I would take the MCA stripe off. I still might, but on black it's almost like a ghost stripe and I like it at times.
I have the same car as you and I think black is the only color the hockey stick stripe looks good on. It's stealthy looking :yelpleased:.


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Goo Gone is safe?
used it several times. just use a fresh water rag and clean it afterwards. only used the goo gone to take off excess adhesive.
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