After new paint job, How long should you wait before putting stickers back on??

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  1. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    I Got the car back this week from the paint shop and was wondering if one should wait a bit for the paint to "cure" before adding the Boss side stripes? Or its fine as is...... Paint was finished on Wed.
     
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    Two weeks is what my guy recommends usually. Patience...
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Thanks... Will count the days! Gives me just enough time for a Cars&Coffee track day on the 16th!! Its not very competitive..... but its fun to be on the track with vintage cars.

    PS...will leave the traction control on and behave.........LoL
     
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    What color stripes will go back on? White really looks outstanding. But that's my own thoughts. They also say it will add about 23hp. ;)
     
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    Hmm, One side black, and the other white..... Kinda a Dr.Jykle and Mr. Hyde thing? I think I will keep in touch with my darker side......
     
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    Where’d you get your stripes?

    I wanted to buy another set just to have them, but don't want some knockoffs, and the Ford dealer wants a killing for them.
     
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    Being right in the heart of Nascar Country I would just suggest asking around to see who does quality automotive vinyl. Would bet you will have no trouble finding someone to replicate your stripes as a very reasonable cost. The price Ford wants is so silly, you could get someone to paint the entire scheme on your car for that price.
     
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    Ahh, so you’re familiar with this place!

    Yeah, I’ve got a few contacts from work that I plan on reaching out to handle it. I always try to go OEM initially, but yes; this is definetly a job for TDS, Russo’s, or Designer Ink Graphics.

    I’ll give an update if I have any luck!
     
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    Good luck , but sure you will be successful as I know we have repaired some vehicles with a couple of our local graphic artisans and you can not tell from stock.
     

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