Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Matte Black GT500 10-Inch Stripes, available for all 1979 and newer Mustangs. In this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect from the GT500 Stripes when applied to your Mustang, whether it's a Fox body, an S550, or anything in between. And I'll also touch on the materials and construction then top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know upfront gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter but will be a lengthy process and require a lot of patience.
The Matte Black GT500 Stripes in the 10-inch option will be for any '79 and new Mustang owner looking to completely change the exterior appearance of their Mustang, no matter what the generation and no matter what the body style, by adding a set of stripes that can be found on the Shelby GT500s as they come from the factory in order to pick up a more aggressive appearance all around and to really transform that appearance. Now, obviously, not every generation of Mustang was graced with a Shelby GT500 model, but the ones that did come to life wore the 10-inch stripes that we have here today. Now, the AmericanMuscle Graphics team in-house has made these 10-inch stripes available for every generation going back to 1979, which was the start of the Fox body. Now, this is actually going to be making for a very aggressive appearance, paying homage to the Shelby GT500s, and, of course, transforms your entire exterior appearance, in my opinion, for the better.
So this kit really does cover your Mustang from head to toe. Now, it obviously depends on what generation Mustang you have, because each kit will be different depending on the body style. Now, this one is going to come with everything you need to cover your front fascia, your hood, your roof, your trunk lid, and, of course, your rear bumper. So there are slices to go all around from front to back or head to toe. Obviously, each kit, again, it differs, depending on the body style, but you will get one covering head to toe for your specific body, cut right here in-house at AmericanMuscle Graphics.
Now, obviously, stripes won't be for everybody and their Mustangs, but, of course, if you are looking to pick up the race-inspired limited edition styling of the Shelby GT500 10-inch stripes, you can pick it up right here at americanmuscle.com, and there are a lot of different options out there. This particular one, again, is the Matte Black option, but if you're not looking at that, there's a Gloss Black, Silver, White, Blue, and, of course, Red, depending on your personal preference. Again, if you're not interested, there's no shame in that, but there are a lot of other options out there as far as stripes are concerned. So if the 10-Inch GT500 isn't for you, there are other options out there.
The AmericanMuscle Graphics team creates this out of the highest-quality 4 mil wrapping cast vinyl and then clear-coats it to protect it against the harshest exterior elements to allow this at least eight years of life on your Mustang. So, obviously, this is going to be standing up against the harshest climates for your exterior and is a long-lasting material. Now, one of the added bonuses about these stripes is that they actually use an air release technology from the graphics team here, which allows many air channels to be on the adhesive side of the vinyl to allow air to squeeze out while you're squeegeeing it, using the squeegee provided in the kit. And when the air is squeezing out, that allows you to have a wrinkle-free and bubble-free finish once you get it on the car for a smooth, from-the-factory look.
Now, if you are interested in the Shelby GT500 10-Inch Stripes in the Matte Black finish or any of the other color options I mentioned earlier, you can pick them up for yourself for just north of $150. In my personal opinion, not too bad of a price tag, because stripes alone will completely transform the exterior appearance of your Mustang, no matter what the body style. So if you are looking for that transformation, it is a pretty small price to pay for a huge impact.
Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, if you are tackling this one yourself, I am giving it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. But experts say that it can take up to six hours to install properly, because this is something that requires a lot of patience. You wanna make sure you're taking your time to get it centered on your hood, roof, trunk, bumpers, of course, making sure it's installed properly. Now, everything you need is included in the kit, except a water and soap mixture in a squirt bottle. That's something you'll have to take care of at your own home if you are tackling it yourself. Now, the squeegee and directions are provided from the American Muscle Graphics team to help you along your way, and, of course, like I said, about six hours with a helping hand, of course, just to make sure this gets done properly.
Now, in a nutshell, what you'd wanna do is use this soap and water mixture to wet the surface, clean the entire area you're applying the vinyl to, and then, of course, wet both sides of the vinyl itself and apply it, allowing you some room to wiggle it around before it dries. Obviously, that is a very broad overview of the installation. You'll have the instructions for yourself to help you along the way, and I will, again, be giving it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to quickly wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 1979 all the way up to the newest model Mustang and you're looking to completely change the exterior appearance of your body style by getting a very aggressive, race-inspired, limited edition striping kit just like the ones on the Shelby GT500s, you might wanna check out the Matte Black GT500 10-Inch Stripes, which are available right here at americanmuscle.com.