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I did a search but didn't see this specifically discussed. Have many of you added pinstriping to your Odys? If so, are there photos I can see?

I just think the Mesa Beige would look a bit sharper with pinstriping but haven't seen any examples to confirm my suspicion.

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I purchased my Ody that had dealer installed pinstriping. I think it looks cool. Definately different.

Mine's white in color and the pin stripes are black/grey - two actual lines.

I will send you pics tomorrow. I'm getting Lojack installed on it and it should get a good cleaning as well. . .

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Sounds nice. I look forward to seeing it. Anyone with a Mesa Beige w/pinstriping I can see? Thanks.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ellemeno:
Sounds nice. I look forward to seeing it. Anyone with a Mesa Beige w/pinstriping I can see? Thanks.

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Check out Ty's pictures in the Gallery section of this site. Click on Gallery on the top of the page.
 

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Personally the only striping I like on vans are the ones that do the full wrap around all the windows. The van I traded in on this one was white and had the "gold" package, so I had a gold pinstripe applied that went all the way around all the windows and it really set it off and tied in nicely with the gold package.

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If it were REAL striping (a line of paint, that is), yes. Tape stripes tend to "age" in the wrong way and I would just as soon stay away from them. I have had them in the past, and, as long as you do not polish or wash across them (run your mitt or rag ALONG the stripe at all times), they can last pretty well.

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Ellemno,

I have Gold Pin Stripping on my MB Ody. It was part of the deal I struck with the dealer. It looks nice but the two stripes are so thin that it's hard to see them unless you're fairly close to the van. If I were you , I'd go to shop that does pin stripping and have them painted on. I'm considering it.

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Hy's fantastic pinstriping:




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[This message has been edited by Jim F (edited 12-24-2001).]
 

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Pinstripes? save them for suits! now racing stripes....ahhhh!
like this! http://trickedodyssey.8m.com



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Pinstripes, in my opinion, should accentuate the lines of the car not distract from them. The Ody has a couple of nice lines that pinstriping could bring out, the side 'crease' throught the door handles and the upward sweep of the back edge of the side glass. My personal opinion is one of two things would look good:

1 - Place the stripe near the bottom edge of the glass, continuing forward to a point just above the side maker. At the rear it would follow the rear edge of the glass upward to a point at the upper rear edge of the glass.

2 - This is a bit more daring, and might be trickier to pull off. Put the stripe just above the 'crease' in the side that passes through the door handles. I'd put the stripe right over the actual hadle and the continue it onto the tailight (yes ON the tiailight) and follow the 'hook' in the tailight ending ther in a point. The front would end at apoint above the side marker. The trick is you need a color that compliments the MB and is darker than it but is lighter than the tailight and doesn't clash with the red!

BTW - my ody is MB too.


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dgs as an ind.des. you prob. do that well. as far as pinstriping, seek out a pro. a 20 yr. vet. pro. to get it done properly.
 

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Pinstriping from the dealer (includes the Honda "H"). It is painted.

Side note: I was an auto appraiser (wrote estimates for body shops on behalf of an ins. co.) in FL for 3 years and noticed that some painted stripes faded A LOT. However, more tape stripes showed age than painted and painted can be "touched up" or redone to look great. Tape is more difficult to fix.

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I wouldn't paint on pinstripes! mostly for the fade reason..it's MUCH easier to fix vinyl! I do it as part of my business, I know
easier to just replace a door or fender stripe than to have to try and recondition a painted stripe.

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All I can say is that I found it refreshing that Honda dealers no longer feel it necessary to add pinstripes to every vehicle that passes through their doors. Not long ago I was told by several dealers that they automatically added pinstripes to every car, along with the floormats and other dealer options. By the time you saw the car on the lot, the extra stuff had been added and you had to pay for it. I have a '93 Accord EX Coupe that came WITHOUT pinstripes and WITH body-colored side mouldings. To this day, I have seen only one other Accord of the '90-'93 generation without pinstripes, and only a handful with the body-colored moulding (which is common these days, but they were all black back then). I know that they're little details, but it sets my car off from the herds of other Accords out there.

Now, imagine my outrage when I picked it up from a body shop after some warranty paint work (some clearcoat had peeled around a door handle) and found that the shop had taken it upon themselves to PUT PINSTRIPES ON MY CAR! Their excuse was that, well, ALL Accords had pinstripes, right? Of course, the stripes were tape, so they were easy for them to remove, but not until after I had threatened to create some pinstripe-tape mummies out of the body shop staff.

Long story short: 2 Hondas in the garage with nary a pinstripe to be found.
 

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4 suits in the closet, all solids 1 check -no stripes! time to upgrade the '93, fuel the economy - buy an 02 and a new suit. HA!
 

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ok now you got me thinking........(dh hates me coming here! i always find a new job for him when i visit) RP van what color stripes?????? im stumped... gold would look fine but everyone does gold....any other ideas?

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