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Old 05-26-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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I know many of the members here do not like pinstripes. I would like to see other pictures of late model Foci 08-11s with pinstripes done. I did 2 quick photo shop jobs to test it, but still really cant get a feel for it or if it will look good. I have searched and only seen 1 or 2 pictures of them on these model foci. Any ideas or suggestions would be nice!

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Thicker Stripe: (probably too thick)



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Nobody has any comments or any ideas? or links to others? :(
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I think the problem with pin striping the 08+ is due to the body line on the side of the car. That along with the pin stripe makes the side of the car look to "busy". I would maybe try a pin strip that follows the body line instead. Start near the bottom of the fender and go all the way back.
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I think the problem with pin striping the 08+ is due to the body line on the side of the car. That along with the pin stripe makes the side of the car look to "busy". I would maybe try a pin strip that follows the body line instead. Start near the bottom of the fender and go all the way back.

I thought about that, and Thats why I think it looks sort of off to me...

I feel like putting a pinstripe down there would look funny because the stripe would just start in the middle of nowhere, instead of headlight to tail light.
I'll shop it up and see
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yeah man throw up some ideas. You have me curious
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what about something along the lines of the original striping kit from Ford? Spelling out Focus along the lower body side panel or a fading stripe in that same area.
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I wouldnt do a pinstripe, but a graphic.

http://shop.tfbdesigns.com/Side-Stri...O-FOCSTP08.htm
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Ok, here is striping along the fender and body line, its nice, looks better, but how would it look for real....i mean its $40-50 for striping done right and I want to make sure....ugh!!

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I wouldnt do a pinstripe, but a graphic.

http://shop.tfbdesigns.com/Side-Stri...O-FOCSTP08.htm
Funny you guys should say this....

The whole reason I thought about black pinstripes, because TFB designs just came out with those wicked hood stripes, which I totally plan on getting ASAP....I wanted something to go along with them on the sides....

I thought about that side stripe, but my car isnt lowered, its not a race machine or anything, and those looks SORT of rice to me, would it look silly with those thicker side bars?
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