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Getting ready to order a 2015 and really would like to get the hood strip.The car will be kept inside and will not be a daily driver,my question is do they have any problems with them peeling?do they fade from being in the sun?can you wax over them with no problems?
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I got mine through vettefx and you can make them custom any way you like. Helps make your car more unique.
 

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No thank you on the vinyl please. No. 1, reminds me too much of the stickers and decals they used back in the 60's and 70's. No. 2, there's always going to be a sharp ridge from where the vinyl sits above the paint, which comes across to me as kind of an afterthought or cheap add-on. That's counter productive to the persona of the Corvette stepping into the International Supercar arena.

For the life of me, I find it difficult to understand why, if the hood is made of carbon fiber why they don't simply cover where the stinger would go during the paint process and then clear coat over it? Personally, I'm going to order the car without and then pay the extra money to have a body shop paint the stinger carbon flash and clear coat over it. In fact, if there's any issues with orange peel when I take delivery, the entire car will end up with additional clear coat if need be, so the detailer will have something to work with, without rubbing through the clear coat. Don't mean to sound like some may take this, but after reading a number of issues that have come up in other threads, I find it necessary to anticipate things I "MIGHT" be confronted with, finding solutions and dealing with them. Rarely is there anything that is truly turnkey right from the start. The stinger is just one thing on a potentially long list of things that may have to be done.
 

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Tom, I have contemplated just having the stinger painted on as well. I am also contemplating aftermarket vinyl so I can go back and forth between various looks. Is it cheap-looking? I won't argue that either way, but I think it might be fun to play around with it every now and then.
 
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Only to a forum member/Vette can anyone tell it's vinyl. The rest of the world thinks it's fine. Since I don't see forum members every day, I'm content with vinyl on the stringer. It is compartmenatlized so you can't really tell by looking. I would not have vinyl on the exterior of my car anywhere else as it looks like vinyl.
 

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No thank you on the vinyl please. No. 1, reminds me too much of the stickers and decals they used back in the 60's and 70's. No. 2, there's always going to be a sharp ridge from where the vinyl sits above the paint, which comes across to me as kind of an afterthought or cheap add-on. That's counter productive to the persona of the Corvette stepping into the International Supercar arena.

For the life of me, I find it difficult to understand why, if the hood is made of carbon fiber why they don't simply cover where the stinger would go during the paint process and then clear coat over it? Personally, I'm going to order the car without and then pay the extra money to have a body shop paint the stinger carbon flash and clear coat over it. In fact, if there's any issues with orange peel when I take delivery, the entire car will end up with additional clear coat if need be, so the detailer will have something to work with, without rubbing through the clear coat. Don't mean to sound like some may take this, but after reading a number of issues that have come up in other threads, I find it necessary to anticipate things I "MIGHT" be confronted with, finding solutions and dealing with them. Rarely is there anything that is truly turnkey right from the start. The stinger is just one thing on a potentially long list of things that may have to be done.
My vinyl is under my Xpel. Cant you tell that it's vinyl covering the nasty shiny plastic that was on the grille? Also the products from vettefx are top quality and match the carbon flash perfectly.
 

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What color do you think would look best on a black c7?


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If you have a red interior a red stinger stripe looks good.
 

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Didn't mean to put the vinyl down or those that have chosen to go that route, so I apologize. I'm probably just looking for things while remaining in limbo for any additional information being released on the 2015 Z06, which has been pretty sparse as of late. I think I'm being driven crazy in anticipation. :)
 

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http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...sions/5665-hood-stinger-stripe.html#post68728

Looks like it would be difficult to duplicate by a body-shop. How about use the vinyl stinger stripe and then have it clear coated in place?

I like the looks of this one with the "Supercharged" .... I take it that the writing and trim is clear so the red shows thru?
Mine would be Laguna Blue showing thru. :)
Bob, not sure how the clear coat would take to the vinyl as far as compatibility..... Plus, am not sure how the edge created by the vinyl would affect it as well.
 

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I can probably get the stripe in Carbon Flash, but I want it different than in the above link.
I would like the SUPERCHARGED on the sides of the hood stinger area. Should be a little deeper on the Z06 than on the stingray.

Probably going with carbon fiber for stinger stripe and the black letters on each side saying SUPERCHARGED.
May extend CF stinger stripe to front of hood.
The car will have a CF roof, front and side splitters, and instrument panel.


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Kind of a 'back to the future' look from the 1970 Muscle car era!

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Clean is good....the z06 has a lot of surface entertainment already....you can gingerbread up this car pretty quickly, IMO...
 

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Had mine painted on then hood clear coated. Can not feel the edges of the stripe.
 
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Getting ready to order a 2015 and really would like to get the hood strip.The car will be kept inside and will not be a daily driver,my question is do they have any problems with them peeling?do they fade from being in the sun?can you wax over them with no problems?
THANKS. AL. .
The OEM stripes carry with them some advantages over traditional "sign vinyl". While there are some good aftermarket solutions for stripes (if cost is an issue) the OEM stripes have automotive finishes one them. What does this mean? They are adhesive and a vinyl carrier - like the aftermarket solutions but the OEM are actually coated with automotive paint and clear. The carbon flash metallic is the same carbon flash metallic used to paint the vents on the Stingray and have a similar clear coat on them as the painted panels on your car. As a result they can be washed, waxed, polished and generally treated the same as any other painted panel on your car and they carry the OEM warranty.

Traditional "sign vinyl" stripes will also be durable and will resist fading and wear by design but how you can treat the surface will vary by product and manufacturer. They may not hold up as long or look as good over time. The price difference may mean that doesn't matter to some owners.

The OEM stripes have a radius edge that tapers to the painted panel surface so it makes for a very shallow step and they bond very well. These stripes have all been tested through many of the same tests that automotive painted panels go through. They are manufactured by a company who specializes in automotive products. Kay Automotive Graphics is the supplier and they are a carry over from the C6 stripe packages.
 
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Paul - I have really tried to believe all that is written about the OEM stinger, but I have had the OEM stripe ($500) on a premier car sit right next to my Oracal 951 stripe (not sign vinyl) ($150) and I'll be damned if I can tell a diff between the two. Mine going on 1 year old sitting in Florida sun too:
 
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