I bought some side stripes for my car after seeing some members cars who had added them. I'm now having second thoughts. Anybody else add them recently? I'm now thinking it looks cleaner without them.
Under, but there are pros and cons either way.Silly question? Did you put the stripes over the xpel or under?
I have gloss black. Yes, there is a choice.I'm in the "over" crowd, mainly because of the air gaps at the edges as Tom mentioned. If an installer can prevent that, I have yet to see proof.
Plus, if you take care of the stripes, they'll last a long time and, as Tom said, it's a whole lot easier (and a WHOLE lot less work and money,) than if they were "under."
Finally, PPF over stripes is only mild protection. Any substantial hit is going to show in the film anyway so why put up with the air gaps?
Tom: I like the looks and plan to do the same. I probably asked, (and can't tell from the image nor can I check the link cuz Firefox lost it,) did you have a choice of matt or glossy with the aftermarket side stripes?
Right. Thats why I bought another set. I'll let you know. When I told my xpel installer about it, he got a little nervous, until I told him I'd pay for the stripes. I wonder whos going to pay to put the stripe on, LOLIf you wind up with a virgin set that you don't need, I'll take 'em, Tom but I'll be surprised if pulling the film doesn't damage the stripes at least a little.
When the project is done, the helmet will be updated and the paper car will be honorably retired.Heck, you can put that stripe on yourself easily, Tom, as long as you keep it good and wet with "film goo" or just a little detergent and water.
BTW, did you ever finish the helmet?
Standing by on the stripes.
@marklboris gets the credit for this. He has been on the cutting edge of GT500 mods right out of the gate. Its a shame I got my car so late, many of these mods were on the list a long time ago. Carryovers from my GT350R stuff.This is the only side stripe I like. I don't like the OEM one without the GT500 on it.