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jsgoofn

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That looks pretty darn cool....love the effect of coming in from above..... Btw, can I bother you to take a still from above your hood to get a clear pic of your decal? And one of the rear? I want to show it to graphics guy. I also just realized that your '16 has a different hood than my '15. But the decal is a nice understated design that I can adapt to the idea I have in mind. Thanks!
 
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That looks pretty darn cool....love the effect of coming in from above..... Btw, can I bother you to take a still from above your hood to get a clear pic of your decal? And one of the rear? I want to show it to graphics guy. I also just realized that your '16 has a different hood than my '15. But the decal is a nice understated design that I can adapt to the idea I have in mind. Thanks!
Here you go, sir. I hope this works?

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Perfecto!! Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes with graphics guy....
 

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Perfecto!! Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes with graphics guy....
Good luck, man. Be sure to take photo's of your ride and post it here!!! Love to see it!!!
 

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You bet I will!
 

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jsgoofn

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Good luck, man. Be sure to take photo's of your ride and post it here!!! Love to see it!!!
Hey, did they tell you not to wax the vinyl graphic?

And so I can get a feel for price, if you don't mind, how much did you pay for the graphics install? I found a website - http://houseofgrafx.com - and they are a DIY outfit. The instructions and videos they provide are excellent and they will produce custom graphics. Their stock racing stripe vinyl hovers around $80 for the whole car stripe.

Thanks....:salute:
 

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I was messing with a program on my PC and my goofy attempt to try different striping ideas looks like this. Which looks best or do either of them look decent? I am leaning to the smaller one. I only plan to put it on the hood and rear (a la @jonnoriega) in matte black. Not sure if I would follow the indentation on the hood though.

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Hey, did they tell you not to wax the vinyl graphic?

And so I can get a feel for price, if you don't mind, how much did you pay for the graphics install? I found a website - http://houseofgrafx.com - and they are a DIY outfit. The instructions and videos they provide are excellent and they will produce custom graphics. Their stock racing stripe vinyl hovers around $80 for the whole car stripe.

Thanks....:salute:
I never paid attention to waxing it and I just had it clay bar and carnauba wax several months ago. As for the price, I did the entire car for $500 (door handles, side view mirrors, roof rack, etc). A bit pricey but lifetime guaranteed.
 

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I was messing with a program on my PC and my goofy attempt to try different striping ideas looks like this. Which looks best or do either of them look decent? I am leaning to the smaller one. I only plan to put it on the hood and rear (a la @jonnoriega) in matte black. Not sure if I would follow the indentation on the hood though.

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I'm a little biased and I like the 2 stripes but both look good.
 

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If those are the only 2 choices, I would pick the first one.
 

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I was messing with a program on my PC and my goofy attempt to try different striping ideas looks like this. Which looks best or do either of them look decent? I am leaning to the smaller one. I only plan to put it on the hood and rear (a la @jonnoriega) in matte black. Not sure if I would follow the indentation on the hood though.

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I'd go for the smaller one personally. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out when you decide.
 

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I never paid attention to waxing it and I just had it clay bar and carnauba wax several months ago. As for the price, I did the entire car for $500 (door handles, side view mirrors, roof rack, etc). A bit pricey but lifetime guaranteed.
Not pricey to me. You got to pay for quality...looks good and will last a long time.
 

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If those are the only 2 choices, I would pick the first one.
Thanks! I just chose these two because they were easy to do. I will mess around a bit more....
 

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I'd go for the smaller one personally. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out when you decide.
Thanks for the suggestion...I am hoping to pick something soon. Stay tuned!
 

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Tire shop mounted my tires on to steel (PIU) rims. I was never crazy about the Ultra Motorsports aluminum rims that came with my Exp. I had hoped I could mount trim rings to detract from that "cop look" which my wife did not like (for years I drove us around in a cop take home car and she grew to dislike that "look" ) but the shop said they would not fit. I scoured the web for 18" trim rings and all but one stated they did not fit PIU rims. One vendor said his would, I even sent a photo of the steelies, but unfortunately he was incorrect and I'll have to send them back.

So now my car has PIU steelies and no trim rings. Hopefully my wife won't notice it since it's a grey SUV and my cop take home cars were all white sedans with interior emergency lights.

Gotta' admit, I really like the steelies' look more than the Ultras.
 
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