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Old 09-12-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default $10k hand painted racing stripes...

I'm curious what our resident paint and body guys, retired or otherwise, would have fetched to paint some stripes on a car.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/am...acing-stripes/
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:20 AM   #2
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10k is fucking ridiculous, I think 5k for stripes would still be a “fuck you price”
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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Macco stripes for sure!!!
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:35 AM   #4
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hand painted, as opposed to what?

some suit at the table is just laughing because he has a bet how many they will sell with another suit at the table.
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I’m willing to bet that the stripes are stopping a very tight and limited paint production line (which can delay other vehicles etc.) for that car and that price is basically Ford begrudgingly saying “yeah, we’ll paint them on... but your ass is gonna pay for it.” Call it Price of Admission to have a first-run car with the painted stripes as a stickered/documented factory option (think Barrett-Jackson in 40 years). I don’t agree with the price, just saying I see why.
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So, I have no idea how new cars are painted. That being said, when we use to put stripes on a car we would sand the whole car with like 1500 grit, tape and paint the stripes, then sand the stripes, then tape and clear the whole car. While I don't find it to be 10k worth of work, it sure made the paint look nice and was labor intensive. I saw one for sale like 15 years later and the paint still looked new and shiny on it. If dad just integrated the clear in the top top coat and then buffed it out later it looked nice but not the same.

If they clear these dudes after they paint them on the line I could see it being a pain in the ass but not 10k. Plus, coming from Ford that way would not hurt the value as opposed to someone doing it afterward. I am not sure current collectibles are thought of in the same way as the ones from back in the day. Like being able to prove your factory painted 67 fastback had some unique shit on it.
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Likely, they have to pull it off the line, after being dipped in paint, before it's cleared, and corresponding hood/lid/bumpers/etc that will be taken to a special paint prep area, and then those parts will have to go back to the production line to be assembled after. I can imagine that in a production plant assembly line situation, that's like an act of god.
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Likely, they have to pull it off the line, after being dipped in paint, before it's cleared, and corresponding hood/lid/bumpers/etc that will be taken to a special paint prep area, and then those parts will have to go back to the production line to be assembled after. I can imagine that in a production plant assembly line situation, that's like an act of god.
The whole car, man. Roof too.
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The whole car, man. Roof too.
read that again, slowly.
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read that again, slowly.
That's the only way I read, man.
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Likely, they have to pull it off the line, after being dipped in paint, before it's cleared, and corresponding hood/lid/bumpers/etc that will be taken to a special paint prep area, and then those parts will have to go back to the production line to be assembled after. I can imagine that in a production plant assembly line situation, that's like an act of god.
Yeah something like that for sure. The last part was my thoughts also. I would think it would all have to be on the car to do stripes as I am not sure that shit would align to their standards.



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