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To tape or not to tape
#1
Has anyone seen or has a car where the stripes are painted instead of taped? We are considering painting ours so the stripe would be under the clear coat. My painter thinks it will look better and look more uniformed with the hood. Taped striped always smacked of afterthought rathe than original plan.

Thoughts?
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#2
At least seen one
Disclaimer- This is not correct or the concourse way to do it and you might get some negative feedback.
It was a no brainer for me because that was no concern to meBig Grin


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#3
Sorry I just posted this on your other thread.....

When I was working in a "production shop" where we converted brand new p/u trucks and did some custom paint on them there were a couple versions we painted stripes and then before the clear went on we would take 1500-2000 grit on a block and soften the edge of the stripe by sanding slightly (careful-careful-careful) the edge where the stripe and paint came together. the result was a near smooth surface when the clear went on. I know unusual but it worked well and I was impressed at how well the clear flowed over the stripes. I plan on painting the hockey strips on mine then burying them in clear when the time comes.

I will add this, we did this because the paint tends to be a bit thick or funky where the tape and stripe paint came together even with fine line which is what would be used there would be a build up and thats why we would just soften the edge a bit.
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Go Time;84693 Wrote:Sorry I just posted this on your other thread.....

When I was working in a "production shop" where we converted brand new p/u trucks and did some custom paint on them there were a couple versions we painted stripes and then before the clear went on we would take 1500-2000 grit on a block and soften the edge of the stripe by sanding slightly (careful-careful-careful) the edge where the stripe and paint came together. the result was a near smooth surface when the clear went on. I know unusual but it worked well and I was impressed at how well the clear flowed over the stripes. I plan on painting the hockey strips on mine then burying them in clear when the time comes.

I will add this, we did this because the paint tends to be a bit thick or funky where the tape and stripe paint came together even with fine line which is what would be used there would be a build up and thats why we would just soften the edge a bit.

Yeah mine are smooth to the touch. The only bad thing about it is when people walk up they want to rub your car to see if they can feel the edgesAngry
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#5
To me that is the only way to go but thats just my taste. I don't like matte paint and I cannot tolorate the stripe line (wax collector).
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#6
IMHO Paint is the only way to go Roy's looks fantasik!

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#7
If you are going to clearcoat the car, then you are going to have a nonstandard finish anyway. Might as well paint the stripes and have it the way you want.

Painting does not allow the easy replacement of any damaged sections in the future though.

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Tnfastbk;84694 Wrote:
Go Time;84693 Wrote:Sorry I just posted this on your other thread.....

When I was working in a "production shop" where we converted brand new p/u trucks and did some custom paint on them there were a couple versions we painted stripes and then before the clear went on we would take 1500-2000 grit on a block and soften the edge of the stripe by sanding slightly (careful-careful-careful) the edge where the stripe and paint came together. the result was a near smooth surface when the clear went on. I know unusual but it worked well and I was impressed at how well the clear flowed over the stripes. I plan on painting the hockey strips on mine then burying them in clear when the time comes.

I will add this, we did this because the paint tends to be a bit thick or funky where the tape and stripe paint came together even with fine line which is what would be used there would be a build up and thats why we would just soften the edge a bit.

Yeah mine are smooth to the touch. The only bad thing about it is when people walk up they want to rub your car to see if they can feel the edgesAngry
Yes they do and I am one of them finger rubbers...lol
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#9
Thank you guys for your feedback. As I posed in the my other forum, my painter backed out on me today. He was nice enough to put me in contact with another, but the price just jumped 1,500. ug
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jeremycfr;84908 Wrote:Thank you guys for your feedback. As I posed in the my other forum, my painter backed out on me today. He was nice enough to put me in contact with another, but the price just jumped 1,500. ug

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