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ricks2524
08-02-2014, 10:07 AM
Todays question is Striping best under or over clear? Paint or vinyl?

Len
08-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Todays question is Striping best under or over clear? Paint or vinyl?

Vinyl stripes are the quick and inexpensive way to put on a graphic but in most cases paint can do a lot nicer job. If we want a really nice stripe we apply the stripe color before we paint the car then we sand it with some 1000 grit and mask it off and apply our car color. We remove the mask off of the stripe then clear then entire vehicle. While spraying we will usually apply more clear on the stripe so that we can sand it to remove the paint ridges then we polish it. We end up with a perfectly smooth finish over the stripes.

If the vehicle doesn't need painting and you're only going to stripe it then just use vinyl.