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I may be wrong, but I think this was discussed a while back. Not sure though. Try a search. Good luck.

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I've always heard that '69 stripes are a booger!! I remember reading the ones they put on one of the prototypes were actually put on crooked.

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Dave,

Although involved, it is not all that difficult. I like to make several measurement points and then use some 1/4 inch 3M Fine Line low tack masking tape to stretch a nice straight guide line along the length of the car. I double check by sighting down the car from rear to make sure the guide line is not lopsided.

Using lukewarm water with a small amount of liquid dishwashing soap (a couple of teaspoons), I sponge on a liberal amount to the area to be striped. I then position the stripe, using the guide line tape as a reference point. Using a nylon squeegie (bondo appliers you can buy at Walmart, Pep Boys, etc), I carefully work out any bubbles from the center of the stripe out to the edge, using a towel to wipe off the excess. I let the stripe airdry for a few hours before pulling off the protective backing, making sure you pull the backing almost parallel with the stripe itself so as not to pull it off. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

In the future, try not to get wax on the reflective stripe as it tends to lift the edges eventually....

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I really like the looks of your car. The stripes you put on I assume are the decal type you are referring to. How about the hood - are they the same? The soap doesn't interfere with the adhesion?

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Not sure what year/style your referring to. I found the 70 a little more difficult and involved but pick a cool day and put the car up on level stands or a lift (I like to sight down the side to line up the long stripes.

As already mentioned water with a very little soap, mask the stirpes into place along the top edge and start with the big stripe first.

Make sure you get a chance to look at some original cars (if you care) first beacuse the stripes often had little oddities as how and where they were place. Example 70 stirpes varied a bit between the Dearborn and NJ plant installation

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Thanks guys for all the response. It's a 70. Wish me luck. I'll post a picture when it's done.
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