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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Mark Giordmaina, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Mark Giordmaina

    Jul 25, 2019
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    Hi anyone has the exact specs/dimensions of the pista stripes. As far as I know it tapers front to rear but never seen one on the flesh to measure.

    Would like to do the exact same stripe on a 458.


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  2. mkraft3003

    mkraft3003 Karting

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    I believe there was another thread with the exact dimensions. You may get some resistance from people that the stripe should only be on special edition cars and putting it on a normal car is a poser. I say do what makes you happy it’s your car. Good luck.
     
  3. Solid State

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    Poser for what may I ask? They are all just street cars. Even track cars are far from race cars. Unless you risk your life for a worthless piece of plastic every week it could be argued (effectively so) its all posing. Get the stripe if you like it. :)
     
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  4. BLKBLK

    BLKBLK Rookie

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    I agree. It's your car, do whatever you want to do to it so you can enjoy it to the max.
     
  5. Pis7a2020

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    The stripes are reserved for certain cars, that’s why Ferrari doesn’t offer them on standard cars.

    Some may say that getting the aftermarket stripes is equivalent to slapping on a fake badge (M, AMG, Turbo, etc) on other cars.

    Secondly, I’ve seen folks do the vinyl stripes and they don’t look very nice up close. After a year or two, they look really bad.

    I have buddy who did a black stripe in PPF, and that actually looked like paint. Problem is that PPF only comes in clear, matte, and black.

    However, if it makes the OP happy, go for it. If he does vinyl, he can always remove them once he gets them out of his system.

    Has anyone ever been successful at professionally painting them on? This would probably look the nicest and like a factory option. Bad part is that it’s permanent.


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  6. Solid State

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    Unless you pay then you can get much better stripes on any car. As it should be for vehicles in this category.

    https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/auto/personalization
     
  7. Pis7a2020

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    I can tell you that Ferrari won’t do certain stripes. A buddy of mine just got denied a certain stripe (across the hood from side to side) on his tailor made 812 GTS order, presumably because it looks too much like the Monza stripe or perhaps like an option on the future 812 GTO.

    However, if you can get them done from the factory, that is the way to go. Vinyl looks terrible.


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  8. s4play

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    My take is just do any strips you like don't copy the OEM ones. I had custom ones made for my Huracan and now considering doing something unique for the 458 Spyder....

    There are plenty of reputable vinyl shops that can do the work. Not sure where you are located but if in CA there are quite a few.

    This was my last Huracan with the custom stripes, loved how it turned out!

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  9. Il Co-Pilota

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    This is not entirely true. If you do a TM car, Ferrari will put all kinds of stripes on them. Once production of a model has finished, nothing is sacred. Want Scud stripes on your F8? No prob. Speciale stripe on your Lusso? Have at it. It's only prohibited for current models.
    So the whole idea about certain stripes only belonging on certain cars. Lol, yeah right.
     
  10. Il Co-Pilota

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    You've been spending too much time in Lambo-land. Spiders are Ferraris and Spyders are for the farm tractors.
     
  11. obbob

    obbob Formula Junior

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    Just know that Gloss vinyl has a ton of orange peel, and will stick out against the paint finish, especially if you choose a wide/fat stripe design.

    In pictures they will look like paint, but gloss vinyl looks very distinct from paint in person. Satin vinyl is much better in this regard.
     
  12. SoCal to az

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    I had a stripe on my 488. It was vinyl. It cost me 100 bucks. when I got sick of it, I pulled the stripe off. Who cares... if you want stripes, put stripes. its your car. enjoy it
     
  13. Pis7a2020

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    Have you ever done a TM car and had certain stripes approved?


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  14. Il Co-Pilota

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    No personal TM cars. But I have specced TM cars with other family members and friends, so I have experienced the process a few times.
     
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