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My car has the stock 02 GT hood with the raised scoop. I would like to have a black racing stripe (wide center stripe with pinstripes on either side) on the hood of my Mustang and possibly the front bumper. I have seen vinyl decals at auto parts stores that have all of this as a one-piece application and the prices are much less than anything you can order online. Would I be stupid to simply buy one of these and attempt to apply it myself? I don't want it to end up looking 'ghetto', but if the materials are just as good and I can put it on fairly easily, I would as soon not spend a couple hundred bucks on something that can be done for much less. If this is something I can do myself, anyone have any good links to how-to articles on this subject? How much more difficult would the job become if I decided to take the stripe all the way from the front bumper, across the hood, over the roof, across the trunk and down the back bumper? Thanks.
 

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I don't know specifically what quality product you're seeing at auto parts stores, but most "dress up" items at the big chain auto stores are crap.

This is probably a good case of you get what you pay for. I've heard several people say they have had good luck with the 3m vinyl stripe kits.
 

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it is a goo idea also to pick up some pinstripe masking tape to lay out the edges if you are going to do this yourself. The only problems you will face would be bubbles in the stripe, off center, anti symetrical striping.
 

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Thanks. I guess I will wait and order what I want from Bob White graphics and/or Graphic Express. They seem to be the folks with the best looking Mustang graphics and both claim to use 3M. I will probably even have them put on by a pro. I talked to a guy at a paint/body shop the other day and he said they could probably put on everything I want for around $100 in labor cost. He said that they could paint what I want on the car, but it would cost about ten times as much. For what I want, he actually recommended going with a good quality vinyl rather than paint. I'm not planning anything outrageous, but am doing all my mods - mechanical and appearance - with extra money as I have it. I guess I am getting anxious to see the finished product. I just need to remind myself (or be reminded) that I plan to have the car for years and it is better to wait and have a better end result.
 

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One sight I believe in totaly is bobwhitedecals.com and you will find pictures of what you may want there, and he is affeliated with Ford and if you have any questions just email him at [email protected] and say that Kathy sent you, I have done business with him for going on 4 yrs. He will designed almost anthing you want.
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My car has the stock 02 GT hood with the raised scoop. I would like to have a black racing stripe (wide center stripe with pinstripes on either side) on the hood of my Mustang and possibly the front bumper. I have seen vinyl decals at auto parts stores that have all of this as a one-piece application and the prices are much less than anything you can order online. Would I be stupid to simply buy one of these and attempt to apply it myself? I don't want it to end up looking 'ghetto', but if the materials are just as good and I can put it on fairly easily, I would as soon not spend a couple hundred bucks on something that can be done for much less. If this is something I can do myself, anyone have any good links to how-to articles on this subject? How much more difficult would the job become if I decided to take the stripe all the way from the front bumper, across the hood, over the roof, across the trunk and down the back bumper? Thanks.
 

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Just check out the pics of my Stangs and you will see what he has done fore me, and I had the local dealership put mine one. If you want to do it yourself, he explains in detail on his site.
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Thanks. I guess I will wait and order what I want from Bob White graphics and/or Graphic Express. They seem to be the folks with the best looking Mustang graphics and both claim to use 3M. I will probably even have them put on by a pro. I talked to a guy at a paint/body shop the other day and he said they could probably put on everything I want for around $100 in labor cost. He said that they could paint what I want on the car, but it would cost about ten times as much. For what I want, he actually recommended going with a good quality vinyl rather than paint. I'm not planning anything outrageous, but am doing all my mods - mechanical and appearance - with extra money as I have it. I guess I am getting anxious to see the finished product. I just need to remind myself (or be reminded) that I plan to have the car for years and it is better to wait and have a better end result.
 

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I have a silver 02 GT, and have been thinking about two 10" black stripes about an inch apart to match a set of black FR500 rims, Is it true that you can't wax once the decals are applied??
 

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I have a silver 02 GT, and have been thinking about two 10" black stripes about an inch apart to match a set of black FR500 rims, Is it true that you can't wax once the decals are applied??
Well, you don't want to wax the decals. It'll turn white, just like if you get wax on black plastic trim.
But you should still be able to wax around and between the decals.
 

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99-04 with stripes AND hoodscoop??

My 02 has the factory hoodscoop and was wondering if ANYONE has the two 9 or 10 inch side by side stripes applied to their car and if so, how was the scoop striped if at all. Any pictures????
 

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I have found some on bobwhitedecals.com passing pictures on, but you could ask him at his email address [email protected]
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My 02 has the factory hoodscoop and was wondering if ANYONE has the two 9 or 10 inch side by side stripes applied to their car and if so, how was the scoop striped if at all. Any pictures????
 

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I know I sent you pictures of stipping for an 05, but I think these pictures are what you are looking for , and you can purchases them from Bob at bobwhitedecals.com
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My 02 has the factory hoodscoop and was wondering if ANYONE has the two 9 or 10 inch side by side stripes applied to their car and if so, how was the scoop striped if at all. Any pictures????
 

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I know I sent you pictures of stipping for an 05, but I think these pictures are what you are looking for , and you can purchases them from Bob at bobwhitedecals.com
one question, did you find what you are looking for..
 

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Well I found some 3M 12" stripes on ebay for about 50 bucks. I do like the wide stripes but its the curve on the hood scoop that concerns me, I don't want it to bunch up around the sides of the scoop.:shrug
 

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The more I look at pictures on the 'Net and see other yellow Mustangs, 'plain' and with various stripe kits, the more I think I don't want stripes, after all. I have really liked the stripes I have seen on other colors, and have seen some yellows with nice stripes, but as I see more yellows, the more I like the 'clean and simple' exterior look - especially on the zinc yellow that mine has. I think maybe just a good tint job and letter inserts for the back bumper (am still deciding between black or stainless) will look the best. If I do stripes at all, it will probably just be rocker panel stripes and I will go to a good dealer, buy a 3M product and likely have it professionally installed. Thanks for all the input!
 

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Storkdork said:
My 02 has the factory hoodscoop and was wondering if ANYONE has the two 9 or 10 inch side by side stripes applied to their car and if so, how was the scoop striped if at all. Any pictures????
This is a picture from the Internet that first made me think I wanted stripes (wish I remembered where I got it so I could give credit due). It gives a pretty good view of how the scoop is handled, although I don't think these stripes are quite as wide as the ones you want. Hope this helps.
 

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JB02GT said:
The more I look at pictures on the 'Net and see other yellow Mustangs, 'plain' and with various stripe kits, the more I think I don't want stripes, after all. I have really liked the stripes I have seen on other colors, and have seen some yellows with nice stripes, but as I see more yellows, the more I like the 'clean and simple' exterior look - especially on the zinc yellow that mine has. I think maybe just a good tint job and letter inserts for the back bumper (am still deciding between black or stainless) will look the best. If I do stripes at all, it will probably just be rocker panel stripes and I will go to a good dealer, buy a 3M product and likely have it professionally installed. Thanks for all the input!
For me , I love decals even on yellow, but it is your preferance. Here is a picture of a yellow 99 Stang, of a friend,and we put reflective black and is much more sutle for color.
 

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Not bad -- not a fan of the window horse -- but everyone's different! :)

Geez though -- at least get rid of that huge dealer sticker!
 

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Not bad -- not a fan of the window horse -- but everyone's different! :)

Geez though -- at least get rid of that huge dealer sticker!
sorry guy, but this not mine, I both my husband and I don't line dealership stickers either:so Some asked a question and I just answered and showed a picture ok
 

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JB02GT said:
Thanks. I guess I will wait and order what I want from Bob White graphics and/or Graphic Express. They seem to be the folks with the best looking Mustang graphics and both claim to use 3M. I will probably even have them put on by a pro. I talked to a guy at a paint/body shop the other day and he said they could probably put on everything I want for around $100 in labor cost. He said that they could paint what I want on the car, but it would cost about ten times as much. For what I want, he actually recommended going with a good quality vinyl rather than paint. I'm not planning anything outrageous, but am doing all my mods - mechanical and appearance - with extra money as I have it. I guess I am getting anxious to see the finished product. I just need to remind myself (or be reminded) that I plan to have the car for years and it is better to wait and have a better end result.
Bob White, He designes for all my Stangs. Check out the side panals and all my pics, trust him completly. way to go....:thumbsup
 
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