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Offline Jord110

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"fading" matte black side stripes
« on: January 14, 2016, 04:10:30 pm »
Hi, I bought my 595 Competizione a few months back and I absolutely love it, although this is getting on my nerves. I'm not sure if it's me being picky, lazy or awkward but my stripes seem to keep fading unless I treat them with vinyl cleaner but even then water takes the cleaner straight off and they fade back to white. I was wondering whether they all do this or the stripes aren't OEM (I know they were replaced at some point in the past)?

Thanks for any help

TL;DR I'm tired of reblacking my stripes and getting the residue off the paintwork every time it rains!

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    Offline Lewis

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 05:48:39 pm »
    I've had black side stripes (both gloss and satin) and I have never noticed the colour fading so it might be the fact that the stripes aren't  OEM as you have said.

    Series 3 Abarth 595 Competizione in Cordolo Red.

    Offline Jord110

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 06:00:09 pm »
    Thanks Lewis, I'll ring the dealer tomorrow for a price on a new set.

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 08:02:29 pm »
    The silver stripes TMC have used on my car have faded quite badly too................................

    Offline Jord110

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 12:23:19 pm »
    So I've just rang up by local Fiat dealer and been quoted £144 pound PER SIDE and that's without fitting. Anyone know where I can get some good quality stripes? Thanks

    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 02:18:41 pm »
    So I've just rang up by local Fiat dealer and been quoted £144 pound PER SIDE and that's without fitting.

    Perhaps that's the price because of far better quality :whistle:



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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 02:59:26 pm »
    So I've just rang up by local Fiat dealer and been quoted £144 pound PER SIDE and that's without fitting.

    Perhaps that's the price because of far better quality :whistle:

    Plus some Abarth tax lol!

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 03:00:29 pm »
    So I've just rang up by local Fiat dealer and been quoted £144 pound PER SIDE and that's without fitting. Anyone know where I can get some good quality stripes? Thanks

    We got some off ebay, will be fitted at the end of the month so can let you know what they are like then.

    Were around £40 a pair, made from 3m vinyl with 7 year guarantee.

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 08:52:53 am »
    So I've just rang up by local Fiat dealer and been quoted £144 pound PER SIDE and that's without fitting. Anyone know where I can get some good quality stripes? Thanks

    Crazy price!  :thumbd: I had my matt black stripes supplied & fitted by a local vinyl sign specialist. They charged me £60 and I'm 100% satisfied. 3M quality vinyl - 5 years life span. The usual shiny 3M vinyl has a 7 year life span they said but matt will last 5 years.

    Worth doing a Google and phoning a few local firms close to you. Trust me, I'm really glad I didn't buy them and fit them myself considering the price I paid.

    Offline Jord110

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    Re: "fading" matte black side stripes
    « Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 09:27:07 am »
    Thanks for all the responses, will be ordering my stripes soon, anybody seen the stripes on eBay that just cover the door bottoms? Unfortunately I have no way of uploading pictures or posting links, they do look pretty interesting though!

     

    hungry