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Old 01/24/2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Location: Weatherby Lake, MO
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Stripe Experience


As you all know, we are new at this mustang restoration deal. Just as the good things we share, we must also share the bad things. Therefore, those who attempt to install their own GT/CS stripes, listen up!! :D

I ordered the kit from Steve (recommend by Paul N's book and by this site). The stripes were excellent. (this is where it becomes my fault). Next, we set a day to install stripes (yesterday) and our painter/body shop guy and myself began our work.

Now, I also need to explain that in the short amount of time of getting set up, we had visitors. Our mother, one of our wives, the guy who used to own the car, and a good friend of ours all dropped by to see the GT/CS and stripe installation in progress. (oh, and the family dog) ???

Now is the learning part. Never, Never, Never, Never, attempt to install stripes with that much going on. As well, peel the backing off the stripe, wet down the car with good soap water spray bottle, then attach stripe. DO NOT DIP the stripe with backing still installed into a bucket of water. This will only make the backing attach to the stripe and you can kiss that piece goodbye.

So, we did manage to only mess up on GT/CS piece and two door stripes. All other stripes are installed. >:( :( :'(

I made a call to Steve (stripe guy) late last night begging for another chance and he immediately said he would have those pieces sent to my house in a couple of days. A Great Guy!!! ;D

Anyway, just wanted to relay a bad experience. Nothing that money and time can't fix.

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