(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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American Muscle Graphics 26052G05
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(approx) 6 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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May 14, 2019
The product came with plenty of extra which is a good thing if you doing it your self. I would use the wet method of installation. I tried the dry and didn’t work so well. Great product though just take your time and measure measure measure.Helpful (3)
May 28, 2018
Do not buy!
Did not last 6 months total waste of time and money.Helpful (6)
February 18, 2018
makes my v-6 stand out
great fit and makes my mustang really stand out thanks am for the quality productHelpful (6)
February 13, 2018
BRINGS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LOOK
MAKES THE CAR LOOK WICKEDLY WILD. HAD TO TAKE OFF FADED OLD SILVER STRIPE FIRST.Helpful (6)
September 04, 2017
12" lemans stripes
Product looks great. Just take your time and apply wet. Dry application is very difficult.Helpful (6)
June 14, 2017
Changed the look . My daughter really likes the new look of her 2009 mustang. Now for some new pipes.Helpful (6)
May 12, 2017
Was told by a professional vinyl shop that these stripes were not intended for wrapping a car. Turned out horrible. Had to buy better quality stripes elsewhere.Helpful (8)
July 13, 2016
I bought the 12 inch silver lemans racing stripes for my mustang and wasn't disappointed,I put them on myself with the help of my stepson because two people applying this is much better,it took us the whole day to do,time and patience is needed because it is a little tricky to do but it was well worth it... Thank you American Muscle i definitely will be back for more mustang goodies....Helpful (8)
May 06, 2016
Nice quality but you have to cut everything yourself. You can't just slap 'em on. Much too difficult.Helpful (7)
June 05, 2015
Great but not the best
I purchased these stripes in 2012 and they state they are good for 8 years in harsh conditions which is a lie. My mustang is daily driven and garage kept and my stripes already look like garbage. The stripes have faded and became stained from what looks like water spots but not sure. This is around a 3 year lifespan for me which is not that good. Other than that the stripes were amazing for the time I had them.Helpful (7)
Does the kit come with a way to line everything up and make sure the stripes are straight?
Nothing comes with this to line up the stripes. In the install guide pdf located on this page it states you can take a piece of string and measure the width of the hood of the car. Divide that number by two and that is the distance from one side of the hood to the center of the hood. To install the twin stripes on the hood, a piece of tape to act as a separator and a guide for laying down the stripes. An example is a roll of 1.5” blue painter’s tape as a guide.
How far apart are the striped installed?
The stripes will be spaced at 2.25" apart.
How cloes is the 12" Silver Lemans stripe to the stock light argent Bullit wheels on 2005 GT? I have a performance white convertible 2005 GT, black top. Wheels are light argent Bullit style stock. I could use black, but wondering if this silver color is close to the light argent of the wheels or is there a darker grey available? Also not sure what the width of the factory stripes were. Trying to accent those wheels with the stripes, and then also get unpainted magnetic gas cap and paint to a close match of the wheels. Sure a shop could mix a paint that matches, but that's a lot of money. Tom Mount
The Silver Lemans Stripes - 12 in. (05-14 All) are close in color to the Satin Silver (TL) color from Ford. That color will be lighter than the Anthracite color we offer for most of the wheels we sell.
Painter's (blue) tape for waxing around? Is it safe to use the blue painter's tape on the stripes to mask off the edges when waxing the car? I plan on getting a dual-action buffer, and just want to be sure I can tape off the stripes. If not painter's tape, then what kind?
The blue painters tape should work well, however, there is detailing tape which is specifcally used for automotive applications. Meguiars does have there own tape, however, any automotive masking tape will work as well.
Can you use a automatic carwash on these?
If they are put on properly, a car wash is not going to harm these Stripes.