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Damn you.... I thought I had it all figured out. Seriously, that ingot silver looks really good with the black stripes.
Yeah, in that photo it looks incredible, almost like mercury.




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After reading that dealer enrollment card that was released a couple weeks ago, I wonder if painted stripes are only going to be available on the Carbon Fiber Track Package cars? It's kinda the way it reads.
That sounds logical to me. I getting a base car and vinyl stripes are fine for me. How about you? You going for the Carbon Fiber?
 

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That sounds logical to me. I getting a base car and vinyl stripes are fine for me. How about you? You going for the Carbon Fiber?
Nope, too rich for my blood. lol!

Plus, I'd be paranoid to drive the car with those wheels and need/want the back seat.

I'm going for a base car with black roof, stripes, and the electronics package.
 

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After reading that dealer enrollment card that was released a couple weeks ago, I wonder if painted stripes are only going to be available on the Carbon Fiber Track Package cars? It's kinda the way it reads.
Yes
 

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Nope, too rich for my blood. lol!

Plus, I'd be paranoid to drive the car with those wheels and need/want the back seat.

I'm going for a base car with black roof, stripes, and the electronics package.
Same. I think i'm also getting the base seats. I like the heated and cooling too much.. Pic a color yet? I currently have an Ingot silver 19 GT, not sure what color I want to get in the 500.
 

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Same. I think i'm also getting the base seats. I like the heated and cooling too much.. Pic a color yet? I currently have an Ingot silver 19 GT, not sure what color I want to get in the 500.
Nice man! I keep going back and forth about the seats. I loved the heated/cooled seats in the my GT350. They were very comfortable. But, I love the look of the new recaros and kinda feel like this car needs them. We'll see.

I'm going with Twister Orange with black stripes. :like:
 

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Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure vinyl stripes are an option you can order. The painted stripes will be limited and more expensive.
possibly, im def getting recaros and tech pack and CF interior. Id love to have the CF wheels and wing, but no backseat means id be paying more, just to pay more after the sale to add them back in.

Stripes I can do at anytime, and probably even day of delivery ( after ceramic coat) for free since I have friends in that business as well, so no point in paying Ford for them if i can pay material cost
 

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possibly, im def getting recaros and tech pack and CF interior. Id love to have the CF wheels and wing, but no backseat means id be paying more, just to pay more after the sale to add them back in.

Stripes I can do at anytime, and probably even day of delivery ( after ceramic coat) for free since I have friends in that business as well, so no point in paying Ford for them if i can pay material cost
If you want stripes just get OEM. They will be better.
 

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If you want stripes just get OEM. They will be better.
I'm not so sure they are better. I think Ford uses a hybrid cast vinyl. So the color is "printed" on top of a base vinyl rather than all the way thru as with true cast. In the industry, cast is considered the best for durability and longevity. Ford's way lets them dictate the exact color and create special effects similar to tint coats with paint but I don't think its as tough as the top aftermarket stripes. But I'm no expert, just what I gleaned while researching my choice of vinyl or painted stripes (I chose painted).
 

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I'm not so sure they are better. I think Ford uses a hybrid cast vinyl. So the color is "printed" on top of a base vinyl rather than all the way thru as with true cast. In the industry, cast is considered the best for durability and longevity. Ford's way lets them dictate the exact color and create special effects similar to tint coats with paint but I don't think its as tough as the top aftermarket stripes. But I'm no expert, just what I gleaned while researching my choice of vinyl or painted stripes (I chose painted).
I know a lot of aftermarket stripes are junk but there are ones that are better than OEM also. So yes you are right.
Also the stripes are only as good as the people installing them.
 

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OEm stripes are no better than privatized business that do it for a living, plus it aids friends business'es, which Im a big supporter of. why spend $500 with ford, when i get equal/better quality from friends/local business for material at cost, and give them media content
 

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OEm stripes are no better than privatized business that do it for a living, plus it aids friends business'es, which Im a big supporter of. why spend $500 with ford, when i get equal/better quality from friends/local business for material at cost, and give them media content
And don't forget a LOT more color choices as well as style, widths, etc..Only way I would have factory vinyl stripes is if they were just that magic color that was also unavailable elsewhere or if they were forced on me by another option I needed.
 

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OEm stripes are no better than privatized business that do it for a living, plus it aids friends business'es, which Im a big supporter of. why spend $500 with ford, when i get equal/better quality from friends/local business for material at cost, and give them media content
You have a good point but the car will not be worth as much with aftermarket stripes no matter how nice they are.
 

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You have a good point but the car will not be worth as much with aftermarket stripes no matter how nice they are.
i dont think stripes has an effect on sales, especially in the timeframe id be getting rid of it. so its less than a moot point
 

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