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Old 05-20-2009, 03:58 PM
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Default Stripes Before or After Clear Bra?

I want to Viper Stripe my Clubman front and back(no roof)

I assumed I should stripe it then clear bra it, but Aesthetic Creations is telling me to clear bra it first. They said having the stripes down first can cause a small area of space between the strip and clear bra where dirt can collect. They said it can also cause the vinyl to fade differently(I can see this)

I just think it will look funny with the stripes on top of the clear bra.

What order do you guys do this in?

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Bra first. If you decide down the road that you don't want the stripes any longer you can remove them without having to pull up the bra too.
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Bra first. If you decide down the road that you don't want the stripes any longer you can remove them without having to pull up the bra too.
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Pir8 beat me to it.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:13 PM
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I'm not a fan of the standard Cooper strips on Clubmans. The Viper Stripes will awesome on this car. I have silver back pillars with Astro Black Car and Roof. I just feel the need to tie the silver pillars to the front of the car.
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the other side to the argument that i have heard is that if the stripes are under the clearbra they cannot be messed up due to rock chips. mine were on top and the front of them look like swiss cheese...
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Always do the bra first! AC is right, as are these guys. I was "Top Bra" salesman last year with our vendor and would have stock stripes pulled off before bra. Even if the stripes have to be replaced, they are cheaper and easier to do than the clear bra.
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I was "Top Bra" salesman last year with our vendor...
Oh and he has a Fantastic award to show for it too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for setting me straight. I too would much rather replace stripes than a bra.
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I always do the stripes first and have the clearshield butted up to the stripe. If you do the stripe over the clearshield, it will be noticeable. This way, the stripes can still be replaced down the road if they get wore out.
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