(approx) 6 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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- Mustang Le Mans Stripe Installation Guide
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out some of our AmericanMuscle Graphics Lemans stripes options available for all 2005 and up Mustangs. Lemans stripes originated on the race track back in the 50s and later Carol Shelby used them on his race cars as well. Eventually they found their way over to the production model 60s Mustangs, and of course the Shelby GT cars. These lemans stripes from AmericanMuscle Graphics are available in either an 8 or 12” width, and in your choice of either black, matte black, silver, white, red, or blue. All of our AmericanMuscle Graphics have been constructed from high quality premium cast vinyl, which will last for years without fading or peeling. Secondly, every one of our vinyl designs is test fitted on our own cars first, before being sent into production, ensuring a perfect fit on your ride every time. The install will take a little time so just be prepared, I will say that working with any vinyl can be a little tricky but we make it a little easier for you by breaking this kit down into three separate panels, and by including some very detailed instructions along with the kit. Before you get started, you will need some essential tools, of course we’ve got the soap and water mixture, a razor exacto knife, the included squeegee, some painters tape, and maybe a pin or a needing just to release any excess bubbles. This kit does require a lot of patience when it comes to the install, so that’s why we’re calling it 6 hours from start to finish, but don’t be upset if it takes you a full day. So while other cars might try and sport lemans stripes, I think there’s no denying they look best right here on a Mustang. So with that said, check out one of our many lemans stripes options right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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April 03, 2020
Didn't go on as easy as thought. Screwed one up and AM sent an entirely new set at no charge. Not expected and very appreciated. Still have more to do....Helpful (0)
March 27, 2020
The stripes look good they are defiantly worth it.Helpful (0)
September 11, 2019
Not worth the effort
Price wise, not bad. Look wise, not bad. Fit wise, wouldn't work. Took the stripes to a local shop that has done lots of these. Did not fit my car and as they tried and tried to get them on in a way to make it look good on the car, the stripes were destroyed. Had to buy a more expensive set of stripes and have them install them and they turned out great. At least I know it wasn't the shop. Bottom line, American Muscle has a lot of great products and I have purchased several from them and never been disappointed, until now. Would not recommend buying these unless you feel like a hundred dollary gamble. I did and lost.Helpful (0)
July 24, 2019
Haven’t put them on yet, let you know and send pictures when done. ThanksHelpful (0)
June 17, 2019
Looks great, worth every penny
Took about 6 hours to install, it completely changed the look of my car, totally happy with this purchase.Helpful (1)
April 25, 2019
Great product Huge effect on car It is a beauty nowHelpful (0)
December 02, 2018
I should've known better
Not my first time working with vinyl but not a pro either. Difficult to work with, nearly impossible to make it ride straight while following the contours and not forgiving at all. Ended up bringing it to a professional installer and even he wasn't happy with it. Better off using knife-less tape to set the pattern and use full sheet vinyl that has air release for better installation.Helpful (4)
November 22, 2018
For the cost, this is a good set of stripes. The kit is labeled with orientation and directions. Pretty easy application.Helpful (4)
October 25, 2018
Absolutely the worst product we have received from American Muscle. Cheap flimsy film type product that lifted after 2 days. Would definitely not recommend. Would request my money back if there was anything left of the product to salvage and return. Major fail!!!Helpful (4)
August 04, 2018
Getting my stripes installed in a couple of days. If I have the hood scoop takin off so I can get two stripes instead of one stripe will the 3m tape mess up my paint when removing.Helpful (4)
Safely Washing Is there a certain way I'm supposed to wash my car AFTER I apply the stripes? I've heard there is a small layer above the paint which can be damaged. Is this true? Or can I clean as normal, or even go through a car wash?
You can hand wash or take your car through regular car washes without having any issues. Only thing you should avoid is power washing!
What is the length on the stripes? I currently have black stripes that go all the way down to the front bumper and lower front grille and all the way down to the lower rear bumper. I just want to make sure the stripes are a long length. Additionally, I have spoiler that has vinyl, will I have enough vinyl to stripe my spoiler? Also, what if I make mistakes? do I get extra vinyl?
These Black Lemans Stripes come in three pre-cut sections which do come with additional vinyl, so if you have a truck spoiler, chin spoiler, or rear valence, there will be some vinyl to cover those pieces as well. Depending on the spoiler length, valence length, and additional components, the excess vinyl may vary. I have attached the specifications for the stripes below so you may reference it to the amount you will need for proper coverage for your application. Hood Stripe: 102” long by 12” wide Roof Stripe: 74” long by 12” wide Trunk Stripe: 74” long by 12” wide
Which section of the stripes are the ones that cover the front bumper and the chin spoiler part? I'm really confused on how that is the hood stripe if it is.
What is the Brand of the stripes? 3M? Other?
3M vinyl is used for these stripes.
I already have red vinyl stripes on my car, can I apply new black stripes on top of them?
For best adhesion and longevity we do not recommend "stacking" vinyl in layers/on top of one another.
The American Muscle Graphics Black Lemans Stripes are pre-cut and designed to follow the body and keep themselves straight. As a vinyl decal, these will have a slight stretch to them allowing them to conform perfectly.
The American Muscle Graphics Black Lemans Stripes - 12 in. will come as a complete set which will be compatible for coupes and convertibles. We do not have a convertible specific fitment kit.
The gap between the Lemans Stripes is around 2 inches.
Hi, These Lamans stripes come pre-gapped.
Hi,I suggest having a body shop measure and cut these Black Lemans Stripes - 12 in. for you to make sure it fits perfectly with your scoop.
The Black Lemans Stripes - 12 in. (05-14 All) are very durable and can last up to eight years in harsh weather conditions. These stripes will last through automatic car washes.
The Black Lemans Stripes - 12 in. (05-14 All) are designed to last at least 8 years of harsh outdoor weather.
No. Not needed
Yes. This will wrap from front splitter all the way to the rear diffuser. I applied this and it had plenty to spare.
no, but you can find templates online
(approx) 6 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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