2020 Shelby GT500 OTT Painted Stripes - Painting Process

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  1. HoosierDaddy

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    Can you arrange to pick it up at the closest dealer to the plant?
     
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    THIS and THIS AGAIN. I ordered a car many years ago with dual vinyl stripes. It obviously sat on top of the trains top level as the diesel fumes/smoke from the train drifted back over my car. When it came in I could see that the dealer tried to rub it out but to no avail. I asked him (like a good detective would do) whats going on in those white stripes. He sheepishly said "well it came in from the factory like that". But after some careful thinking I realized it did not happen at the factory but it was the diesel fumes from the train that it was on for many days before coming into the yards over at the C.B. rail yards. Diesel fumes are quite nasty for those of you that have never been around them. So I too worry about this situation as well. And just for the record, I once ordered a M5 (BMW). They come in on an "enclosed trailer" and never see a train. Just the difference in companies.
     
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    I saw a carrier loaded with Volvos that were each in their own plastic bag, so owner didn't have to worry about what can happen even inside an enclosed trailer. LoL
     
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    Not to mention, will the general fit and finish of these cars be better than a typical Mustang (i.e. not that great in many cases) prior to all the pampering for the painted OTT stripes?....
     
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    I would think, even if it's an unspoken rule, the GT500s get a little more attention.

    When I ordered my Z06 through the National Corvette Museum delivery program (which is super f***ing cool), we picked it up in Bowling Green, and our tour guide more-or-less said, NCM delivery cars get the "special treatment" through the whole production process, I mean, Im sure there's some lip service, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's not a little bit of improved oversight/QA.
     
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    for 10K painted on stripes? Ford ought to look at that option very closely
     
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    Mine will.
     
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    Based off these photos, I would suggest the above mentioned process is not 100% accurate. The window sticker clearly states painted over the top stripes. Carbon fiber wheels and wing already installed. But no stripes or splitter wicker.

    My guess is team Penske is going to scuff and paint strips then clear only the needed body sections. AC44477F-4FA0-466C-9549-8328EAD98F30.jpeg 516F3FD4-A4D7-455A-811A-AFC8EC6CBA84.jpeg 4A9B8612-45F5-4D05-84B6-8DC8CCA35DE5.jpeg F96411D5-B7FA-42BD-9ED0-3246217D19E6.jpeg
     
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    For those of you that ordered any Limited Edition 2015 Mustang GT's that was pretty much the same scenario that was employed with the 2015 Mustang GT Anniversary Models a number of years back.

    I took delivery of a couple of these 2015 cars and as you can see they also had a nice full body cover with plastic zippers in place for the drivers door and fuel filler cap.

    Also you can see there are openings on the cover for the front grill area which allows these vehicles to be driven short distances either around the FRAP, rail yards, truck transport holding areas or at the dealership level.

    Would certainly be nice if Ford employed this sort of transport cover on our new GT500's!

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    You could be right about the information that I was provided being wrong but keep in mind that this is a 1 of 1 charity car heading over to Penske therefore who knows what the process is for this unique car.

    Bottom line is whatever the process is the final result based on what I inspected this past weekend was outstanding but as others have indicated the condition of these cars upon taking delivery of their vehicles is paramount and hope that every precaution during transport is taken very seriously.

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    If you drive that Mustang around like that, you'll have the same visibility as a Camaro ...


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    Too funny and pretty well bang on!!

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    Possibly....

    However, my '07 GT500 and '09 Bullitt didn't have radically different OEM fit and finish. Both of which were better than my S550.
     
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    Rookie mistake. Ordered the car and stripes the same color. LoL
     
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    No excuse not to since they appear to already have a "bag" the car will fit in with little or no modification to the bag.
     
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