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post #1 of 16 Old 06-06-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Orange Striping

Hey Guys,
I've searched the forums about information on the Orange Striping some have and what the closest match would be to Fox Orange. Below are the links I've seen people post or that have come up in Google searches:

Striping:
2" by 4" Reflective Auto Pinstriping

Reflective Vinyl Striping and Pinstriping Rolls

Tapeworks Rimstripes Homepage

SPEEDMETAL Parts & Accessories - 5MM Wheel Stripe - Cycle Gear

SPEEDMETAL Parts & Accessories - 7MM Wheel Stripe With Applicator - Cycle Gear

Vehicleartz 6.5mm to 9.5mm reflective pre-curved stripes (thanks to JB1950)

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Suzuki YUK Metallic Fox Orange - ColorRite


I have two questions. Firstly, are there more sites/places that have a better match? Secondly, what is the closest match you've come across so far?

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
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Have you tried looking at different automotive stores for colored tape? I got White 2 size tape for my beemer at Auto Zone, Looks like factory if you have a steady hand.
Various stores my have different stock. Happy hunting.
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Orange striping

I have found red at a few dealerships, but haven't seen any orange.

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Just ordered the 5mm from Cyclegear, thanks.

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I finally got around to putting my orange stripes on. I got the 1/4 wheel piece type from:

Vehicleartz - Vehicleartz

--ordered through Amazon.com. I must say, they look pretty good - and went on surprisingly easily. I did the "wet" application, which the instructions recommend for newbies. It helps to have a paddock stand or center stand.

I will keep you posted as to how well they wear, and if they stay on... also, I somehow got the wheel sized switched, so the longer ones ended up on the back, and vice versa, although it worked out okay because they give you one extra 1/4 stripe per wheel. I ride year round and in the dark so I got the reflective type. I have not seen them in the dark yet, but they seem pretty bright...


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I finally got around to putting my orange stripes on. I got the 1/4 wheel piece type from:

Vehicleartz - Vehicleartz

--ordered through Amazon.com. I must say, they look pretty good - and went on surprisingly easily. I did the "wet" application, which the instructions recommend for newbies. It helps to have a paddock stand or center stand.

I will keep you posted as to how well they wear, and if they stay on... also, I somehow got the wheel sized switched, so the longer ones ended up on the back, and vice versa, although it worked out okay because they give you one extra 1/4 stripe per wheel. I ride year round and in the dark so I got the reflective type. I have not seen them in the dark yet, but they seem pretty bright...


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Just ordered the 5mm from Cyclegear, thanks.
I have the orange 5mm Speedmetal from Cycle Gear as well. The orange is a bit more "orange" than the burnt orange of our bikes, but I doubt any brand would be that type of orange. I hope you got it with the tool, it makes it a lot easier to apply in fairly straight line, relative to the curve of the wheel.

Don't waste any of the tape, I muffed a couple of inches and almost didn't have enough to finish.

It definitely stands out on the black rims.


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Rim tape with Flash effect!
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I have the orange 5mm Speedmetal from Cycle Gear as well. The orange is a bit more "orange" than the burnt orange of our bikes, but I doubt any brand would be that type of orange. I hope you got it with the tool, it makes it a lot easier to apply in fairly straight line, relative to the curve of the wheel.

Don't waste any of the tape, I muffed a couple of inches and almost didn't have enough to finish.

It definitely stands out on the black rims.

Damn that looks sweet, can't wait to get it installed. My buddy owns the bike shop here so he's going to install for me (has the tool). I was going to ask you how much I need to buy but it sounds like 1 package is enough as long as you don't fudge it, correct?

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I finally got around to putting my orange stripes on. I got the 1/4 wheel piece type from:

Vehicleartz - Vehicleartz

--ordered through Amazon.com. I must say, they look pretty good - and went on surprisingly easily. I did the "wet" application, which the instructions recommend for newbies. It helps to have a paddock stand or center stand.

I will keep you posted as to how well they wear, and if they stay on... also, I somehow got the wheel sized switched, so the longer ones ended up on the back, and vice versa, although it worked out okay because they give you one extra 1/4 stripe per wheel. I ride year round and in the dark so I got the reflective type. I have not seen them in the dark yet, but they seem pretty bright...


--John
That actually looks like a nice option, being pre-curved and all. Any chance we get to see some pictues?
I'll edit the first post to include your find.
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