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    Putting On Blackbird Stripes....

    This weekend I plan on putting on some blackbird stripes on my T/A.... Anybody have any advice / instructions on how to do this? I never done it before, and I got a quote from my paint guy and he said it would be like $75-$100.. So I wanna do it myself ..

    The stripes didn't come with any instructions, so I definitely need some ..


    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    This weekend I plan on putting on some blackbird stripes on my T/A.... Anybody have any advice / instructions on how to do this? I never done it before, and I got a quote from my paint guy and he said it would be like $75-$100.. So I wanna do it myself ..

    The stripes didn't come with any instructions, so I definitely need some ..


    Thanks for the help
    well I just got mine on but I had them professionally done sorry to say... 75$ seems alright I payed 200$ to get the stripes and the front bird done and that covered everything work/supplies...

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    Cool I have small bubbles

    I put them on myself with a buddy, and it was not easy. You can still see some small bubbles. I tried everything, but it's still not perfect close up. But it looks good from 5 feet away. I used the soapy water method - then used a squeege to remove the water after you get it in the correct position. So even though I like to do my own work, I would say have it professionally done.

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    The soapy water / squeege didn't work?

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    for $75 mten, I agree on having it professionally done. Post up some pics when your done. I was thinking about this on mine also.

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    Cool water & squeege

    I couldn't get it to work perfect. But I'm not that patient either

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    I think I want to try it myself.. Just put in a 9", so $75 is a lot at this point hehe

    I will might do this on tuesday or something.. I will definitely post up some pics for you guys once I get them taken!

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    Good luck, and congrats on the 9".

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    Thanks.. I got most of it in today.. Just need to adjust the sway bar, and the driveshaft... can't wait!

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    $75.00 for 10 minutes work? hmmm...

    I put mine on dry method and have no bubbles or problems. You just gotta get it right the first time if you do it this way otherwise use soap and a credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99WS6RAMAIR View Post
    $75.00 for 10 minutes work? hmmm...

    I put mine on dry method and have no bubbles or problems. You just gotta get it right the first time if you do it this way otherwise you soap and a credit card.

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    Yeah they do look nice.. I would be too worried to mess up doing it dry, though.

    Nice looking car btw.. Just not a fan of the carbon fiber interior..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Ten View Post
    Yeah they do look nice.. I would be too worried to mess up doing it dry, though.

    Nice looking car btw.. Just not a fan of the carbon fiber interior..

    Thanks and good luck!

    Yeah c/f is a matter of personal preference. I liked it as it takes away from all the grey plastic and I made sure I put it only on pieces that I have new relacemnt parts for incase I ever want to change back

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    I have the Ram Air hood stripes and did them myself. I used soapy water and took my time in a garage where no dirt could come in contact. I think the 2 most important parts are the prep, make sure you hood is completely clear of all dust and dirt and the squeegee. What I did was spray the top of the sticker as well as the bottom and keep my eye on it. As the sticker drys the bubbles start to apprear and if they are truely air bubbles, they will come out. I had to redo one side due to the bubbles not going away and found that it was a piece of dust/ dirt. Ive had them on my car for 2 years now with no problems. I'll post some pics for you tonight when I get home.
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    Yep, I just got them on tuesday, did the same way you did.. They look pretty good now! I have a few bubbles in some areas, but they're very small and you can't see unless you get up close.. But I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out... Definitely worth saving the $75 the guy was gonna charge me !

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    I think there are instructions here


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    Good to hear, Labor is such a rip off!

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    Haha, yeah no kidding... Took about 30-40 minutes, used a hairdryer to dry em out afterwards too... Have stayed on good so far!

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    I will take some hopefully this weekend.. I have the next 4 days off

    Just gotta get my dad to get up and take me some !

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    Installed dry method and no bubbles...

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