Originally Posted by Bob C
I've done it both ways. It makes for a lot less masking when you paint the stripes first. Just paint the general area and tape off the stripes.
This way works like a champ and you can't feel the transition from one color to the other when the paint work is done. We just painted a car with stripes painted in that manner and you can't feel the color change. We used single stage ChromaOne. I ended up color sanding the car because of orange peel, but before sanding it was hard to feel where the stripes began. We actually taped the stripes and painted them and then taped over them and painted the rest of the car.