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Old 07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
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I might try and install a 12 inch dual stripe kit from Baltimore street mods. I have a vista blue Gt and i'm thinking of going with the antique white stripes. Has anyone installed the 12 inch kit? They recommend professional installation with this kit so i'm a bit worried. My main concerns are bubbles and making them straight!

If you installed a 10 inch kit and ran into any problems that I might need to know, please post your experience. I'll probably have to do half the car one day and half the car another, that shouldn't be a problem though.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
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Did anyone install any size stripes and regret not having a professional do it? What went wrong?

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:51 AM
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Just pay a pro.

Think of it as helping to stimulate the economy.
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I installed mine but would probably choose not to next time. My problem wasn't so much bubbles as it was creases. If you're real careful about smoothing things out while the paper backing is on you shouldn't get too many. Plus, if they're small you can "pop" them with a pin and smooth them out and never notice. You'll never see creases when the paper is on and it's tough to straighten out once the paper is off. I've since learned that it's handy to keep a hair dryer at the ready and heat things up when necessary. Getting them straight really wasn't tough. I just layed out the perimeters with masking tape first and snugged the end of the vinyl up next to it.

Still, go with the pro.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:40 PM
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Just pay a pro.

Think of it as helping to stimulate the economy.
That and you can make them replace the stripes for free if they mess it up. Don't think you want to buy yourself some new stripes if you mess it up.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:45 PM
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i have 10" inch stripes with 1" outer stripes. i did them by myself and had no problems. just be patient.
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I'm still trying to decide who the pros are in my area. I only have two places that might do it, one is a custom truck place that also does window tint and the other is an ATV motorsports place that i'm told installs graphics. I'm not sure either could do a more professional job than myself. My other options are atleast 50 minutes away and I can't be without the car for more than a day. It might have to wait until I take vacation in October.[>:]
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:06 PM
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just be patient.
Well, that rules out doing them myself. Patient isn't something I'm known for.
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:18 PM
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What color are you considering?

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Well, that rules out doing them myself. Patient isn't something I'm known for.
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