: D90 Stripes from Phoenix Graphix
Jul 4th, 09, 09:27 AM
Has anyone ever used the vinyl stripe kit from Phoenix Graphix and do you like them? The way I am looking at it is the stripe kit is closers to original than paint under the clear coat. I am just wondering how they will hold up and if the will look bad after time.
My car is getting real close to paint and I am undecided although I already have the kit from Phoenix.
Jul 4th, 09, 10:47 AM
If origionality is your goal as you state; the factory painted the stripe on the fender and the door was a decal. High performance vinyl has good longevity. Every sign you see is vinyl, but not necessarily H.P.
Jul 4th, 09, 01:36 PM
Is the Phoenix stuff considered high performance. How do the look and feel once on? Would using these vinyl stripes be cosidered cheesey?
Jul 5th, 09, 03:19 PM
Jul 5th, 09, 05:40 PM
I would assume they are H.P. Lesser grades are thicker. HP vinyl is guaranteed up to 7 yrs ( conservatively) with 24/7 direct outdoor exposure. Some I've done over 15 yrs ago are still fine. Cheesy? That depends on the observer. Decals/paint, Over/under clear is subject to the owner. I did a rust free L-78 with build sheet for my friend the way the factory did it. He would not have it any other way. They don't bother me either, but I would not do the whole D90 in decals. Bottom line is you have 3 options. Your choice.
Jul 5th, 09, 05:47 PM
Painting them on will more than likely be more expensive, but if it were my Camaro (and I'll be crossing this bridge later on) I would do it. Vinyl decals only introduce another possibility for issues later on. Paint will last as long as you wax and take care of the car.:yes:
Jul 5th, 09, 06:31 PM
I never like the waxy buildup on the edges of the paint and vinyl, so I opted for painted stripes with clear over. I know it is not original, but I opted for the less maintenance route.
Jul 6th, 09, 07:00 AM
does anyone have the vinyl stripes on their car that can show me some pics?
Jul 6th, 09, 05:31 PM
I was at a show the other day and there was a 69 there with vinyl...it looked great! I had to get right up on it to see it was vinyl. After seeing this I plan to go this route becasue I cant decide on white or black over orange. So, i will go black and If I like it have them painted on at a later date or just keep the vinyl.
Jul 31st, 09, 06:27 PM
Who has installed the vinyl stripes?
I'm thinking of getting the bumble bee vinyl stripe for my car, but want it to look good. Is the installation difficult to get a nice clean look?
Jul 31st, 09, 07:34 PM
One thing about the D90 stripe, maybe 1 in 50 get it right. Do the research to position them correctly.
Jul 31st, 09, 10:14 PM
I did see one that looked great at a show in calabasas, ca. All vinyl. Guy said he got them off ebay. said it was easy to put on. Who knows. I am going to do this as well with white to see if i like it. If no then black next. once i get it the way i like it they are comming off to be painted on at some point.
Aug 1st, 09, 08:34 AM
I painted mine on with this kit from "Stencils and stripes unlimited"
Have a look:
Part number 1051065A
Although they might not have been the easiest to apply, with patience, I believe they came out good. I understand they they are patterned off of EXACT Chevy D-90 size/location specs.
You be the judge:
Either way; Good luck to you on your project!