Should I put stripes on my ‘18 Kona Blue GT?

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    Hey guys, I’ve had my ‘18 GT pp1, with 15k miles, for about 6 weeks and love it so far! I’m starting to think about doing some mods and stuff, and I’ve always liked the racing stripes. Since Kona is pretty dark, my color choices are limited. I’d love to do matte black, but I think it would get lost in the blue. So I’m thinking white with a thin red pinstripe would look cool. I saw that combo on a gt350 and it looked great - red, white, and blue for an American muscle car, lol. I’d do the thinner stripes like on the gt350, I think they’re 7 inches. Anyway, just wanted to get some opinions from you guys. And I’ll buy lunch for anyone who can do a good photoshop job on my pics to give me an idea of what it would look like!




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    #2 ezracer, Jul 27, 2019
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    I have the Deep Impact Blue which is very close to Kona Blue. I did double 6" gloss black with a red pinstripe on each side. Very conservative but still noticeable.

    2nd choice was med. gray with the red pin stripes. 3rd. choice was silver stripes with red pinstripe."Big Worm Graphics" has lots of options. Check them out. IMG_1052 (3).JPG
     
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    I think it looks clean with no stripes, looks good with them no offense to others, but if I had my choice of cars, it would be without.
     
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    If yiu like the look of stripes, go for it. What you like is most important.

    On blue cars ive always like white stripes. The blue / white looks so good together.
     
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    If you care about resale value, I think no stripes is the way to go. Limit amount of interested buyers by doing stripes.
     
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    "Should I put stripes on..." yes.
    The answer is always yes.
    White with red pinstripes would look awesome. Black with red is also great. If you want to be BOLD I have seen light metallic blue stripes on a similar color with amazing results. Check out Big Worm Graphix for pics and ideas.
     
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    If the stripes are vinyl, they can be removed. But, depending on how old and/or how well you have protected the car, the paint will be better under the stripes when removed.You may be able to tell if stripes were on the car if the paint has not been taken care of. Probably not much of an issue with removal if you have a quality car cover or garage for paint protection. 034.jpg
     
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    The fact that you need an exterior opinion might indicate a weak desire for the mod, so the answer is "No, no stripes."
     
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    No stripes. Do the chrome trim around the side windows. It looks amazing with the blue color.
     
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    Frank, I see what you’re saying but in this case it’s because I like cars both with and without stripes. I think the Kona without stripes look really clean, but with stripes it looks more sporty, IMHO. I’m indecisive in general so I just wanted to get some opinions.
     
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    Ezracer, I was considering silver with red pinstripes too! I was thinking it might be too “old man” of a combo, lol. Although at 45 I’m no young man!

    I think your blue/black/red combo looks awesome!!
     
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    That’s an interesting thought - hadn’t considered that.
     
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    There's sporty looks, and then there's the Aston Martin look.
     
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    i've been debating the same "stripe" considerations. will likely go with a subtle dark-silver rocker panel stripe similar to one of the options below. rocker panel stripes.jpg
     
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    You must have "Extra Sensory Perception" (ESP) . I'm actually 74 years old going on 20 so yes I wanted something more conservative. HOWEVER this thread is making me think I may remove the gloss black and apply silver ( red pinstripes ). I think with a few more mods I can hit 18 ( years old that is )
    :handsinair:

    Actually, I got my idea of blue/black/red from a Mustang GT350 I saw at a "Mustang" only car show.
    Suh-weet!
     
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    Stripe it, bro. White or silver looks great with blue.
     
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    I have chrome trim windows windows

    I don’t actually have a pic of phone in car. But I took this recently of my gf and car, here’s the chrome on my blue with 55% smoked tint lol

    People compliment the chrome trim often and ask how I got it, my car came with it. But chrome looks amazing on our trim I agree

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    I love those sandals . . . . . . .
     
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    Yeah, the trim looks good
     
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