Originally Posted by MouseFink
Are those vinyal stripes and graphics durable? I have been considering applying Carmaro style stripes to the hood and tailgate of my S10 Blazer. I was told by the manger of a company that applies vinyal graphics to commercial vehicles that some will peel or can be damaged by a car wash. I only hand wash but knowing what a car wash can do to them will give me a good indication of their durability.
Painting them on with a clear coat is the best option but that is also five times more expsnsive.
I can't comment on the vinyl graphics, never had them on any thing I have owned. But I know the painted on ones will last as long as any good paint job will. I am not a big fan of the black stripes under the clear coat, its too shiney for me. I really like the DuPont Semi Gloss black, its not even really semi gloss, its more like a matte finish or a subdued black.