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rider graphics....AAr side strobe...choice B or C?

they say C is closest to the original, but im thinking B may be better since the new models are much larger...im worried going with the 1970 C version may look too small on a larger body 2015

anyone have any experience on which to choose?

can anyone find photo's or each installed on a 2008-2015?
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Here's the Rider Graphix "C" Strobe Stripe on my 2008 SRT. It has held up well and I plan to add it to my Hellcat in the spring. I have emailed several times with Brian at Rider Graphix and they have a wrap for the hellcat hood as well. I am waiting until spring to see what the factory comes up with as far as Black satin Hood paint issue resolution and will decide either to have my hood painted satin Black using the same process, buy a pre-painted factory hood if that becomes an option (YO! SRT!! HERES AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MONEY. YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE DEMAND FOR PAINTED HOODS IS!!!) or have the hood wrapped.

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[QUOTE="huggytree, post: 45082, member: 749"is it something you could do yourself? anyone recommend trying it yourself? tips?
or is it worth a few hundred for a body shop?[/QUOTE]

I considered trying it myself on my 2008 SRT. After seeing the various groups of striping that needed to be lined up properly to look good, it was obvious that it is not a job for an amateur. I contacted several body shops who referred me to their "experts" and they passed as well. In the end, I took a chance on FASTSIGNS and they did an outstanding job for less than $150 (in 2008). I would strongly advise getting professional help on this one. I think that there are many more "experts" in the field now given the popularity of "wrapping" vehicles with various graphic designs. Shop around and check their portfolios!
 

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when you wax around the strobe do you take blue painters tape and tape out all those lines?
I have always just carefully waxed around the stripes. With time and patience, it's never been an issue. If you happen to "color outside the lines"'as long as you wipe it off immediately, it does not cause any change in the matte finish.
 
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I am ordering my stripe kit from Rider Graphix, also! I am happy to read that some of you have enjoyed your experience with their product!

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You won't be disappointed. Just make sure that you find an installer that knows what they are doing. Mine has survived automated car washes (the "normal" or "non-brushless" type) and average direct sun light (8+ hours in parking lot in summer) without peeling, bubbling or fading.
 

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anyone buy their hood wrap?
anyone buy their hood wrap?
I assume you are referring to the Rider Graphix hood wrap. So far, I have not purchased but likely will unless some good solution to the Black Satin paint problem comes about. I have the rest of the winter to make that decision.
 

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Are the graphics removable in the future if you want to make the car stock again?
Yes, the vinyl graphics are fairly easily removed using low heat with a hair dryer. In the case of the Strobe Stripe, I have often wondered if it might look like a "Ghost Stripe" due to natural fading of the surrounding paint after several years when the vinyl is removed. That may prove to be an interesting effect on its own. Kind of like having to wait 12 or 18 years for Scotch Whiskey (or Bourbon, etc.) to age!
 
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