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Old 06-25-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Vinyl!!!

I have never done vinyl before and I will never do it again! I've been at this for 7 hours now and still have the back to do!
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That looks great though!

Nice rig beside it too!
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Dude that looks nice! You've done a good job good luck with the rest
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:37 AM   #4
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Looks good! Are those 12"?
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It looks good, but I hate to break it to you, they're crooked. Towards the back of the hood, they pull towards the passenger side.
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I can't tell. They look good to me!
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Looks great!! Love the black with white
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It looks good, but I hate to break it to you, they're crooked. Towards the back of the hood, they pull towards the passenger side.
Keep in mind this Is coming from an OCD mustang owner as we all are, the average driver will not notice it only people like us. To me you've done a damn good job for doing it yourself you should feel a sense of accomplishment. I did mines myself the first time decent job but not professional, though i did notice the difference when I paid somebody to do it professionally ....
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Keep in mind this Is coming from an OCD mustang owner as we all are, the average driver will not notice it only people like us. To me you've done a damn good job for doing it yourself you should feel a sense of accomplishment. I did mines myself the first time decent job but not professional, though i did notice the difference when I paid somebody to do it professionally ....
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Oh believe me, I am very very tedious and picky and I just about ripped the vinyl off out of frustration because it wasn't perfect. But, I had to walk away for a bit and when I came back, I figured why not keep at it.

The problem I had was getting the centerline of the car! Using measurements and visual reference points on the car, I laid down a centerline. When Installed the hood stripes they were centered on the windshield and roof BUT, they were not centered between the hood vents on the hood. So while the stripes were centered based on my measurements, they didn't look centered between the vents! I probably took almost 2 hours just trying to get it right on the hood. If I lined the roof stripes up centered with the hood, it was OFF center going down the trunk! LOL

So needless to say, I did the best I could and when my brother showed up 6 hours later to help, he didn't even notice that the hood and roof don't line up perfectly until I pointed it out. My idea was to do each visual section at a time, so that any mis-alignments would be isolated to major breaks in the car, for example hood to roof, as opposed to hood to bumper.

I started at 10am and called it quits at 10pm. I still have to finish the trunk and lower part of bumper. I think I'll leave the stripes for awhile until I can afford to have a professional shop do them. I like it though, looks badass.
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That looks great! My first attempt at vinyl was my hood vents....a lot smaller project than you took on! Took me two hours for those.
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All finished and a coat of wax too.
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Looks good bro nice job !!!
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"I have never done vinyl before and I will never do it again! I've been at this for 7 hours now and still have the back to do!"



Looks great and never say never. I have done several and it is easier each time!
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Thanks for the compliments guys.
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That looks sweet man!!
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I have never done vinyl before and I will never do it again! I've been at this for 7 hours now and still have the back to do!
I understand the pain (helped my roommate put some matte black stripes on his '12 GT), but my gosh those look awesome!! You've almost pushed me towards going with white stripes (as opposed to matte black).

I'm a bit conflicted though. I've got a 2013 GT/CS, and I feel like "racing" stripes wouldn't work with the pedestal spoiler and the CS style wheels. I didn't like the stock decals though so I tore them off soon after purchasing.
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I understand the pain (helped my roommate put some matte black stripes on his '12 GT), but my gosh those look awesome!! You've almost pushed me towards going with white stripes (as opposed to matte black).

I'm a bit conflicted though. I've got a 2013 GT/CS, and I feel like "racing" stripes wouldn't work with the pedestal spoiler and the CS style wheels. I didn't like the stock decals though so I tore them off soon after purchasing.
Thanks man! Why not check out the mustang customizer and put the racing stripes on with the CS spoiler? Honestly, that's how I designed what I wanted my car to look like. I actually customized a GT500 and a GT, then merged the photos to see what the car would look like.
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Thanks man! Why not check out the mustang customizer and put the racing stripes on with the CS spoiler? Honestly, that's how I designed what I wanted my car to look like. I actually customized a GT500 and a GT, then merged the photos to see what the car would look like.
Well that's just about the best idea I've heard all day. Thanks man!
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