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I decided to post this project here even though we hired it out rather than it being a DIY. Maybe braver souls will find it instructive and tackle the task themselves.

Our dealer had a showroom RL that was all tricked out. One thing that caught our eye was a decal that said "Ridgeline Extreme." We finally asked about it and we were put in touch with Sam, the roving customizer for several local dealers.

On the showroom, the decal just looked silver and glittery. In the sun you see all these different colors and more.

We put one on the back of each fender near where it meets the front door. We put a larger one on the tailgate. While talking to Sam about other things we might like to do, he showed us some pin striping that we just had to have.
 

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Sam had made the Ridgeline Extreme decal for the manager of the dealership we bought our Ridge from. He made up a whole sheet of the decals and had them with him the day we met him.

We loved the sparkling, rainbow glitter. He cut the tape a bit wider than he usually does because we wanted the colors to glow. We put a glittering black stripe on the bottom to make it pop out even more. I liked the narrow black just below too. We like the other black accessories we've added. They frame the truck and in my eye the black stripe frames the colorful stripe.

We chose to run it around that top crease on the body to accentuate the way the light plays off the paint on the RL. It does that very nicely. More than ever before, depending on the lighting conditions, it looks like we have a two tone paint job. I don't know if the other RL colors have that effect, the the Steel Blue Metallic often does.

I'd never seen anyone apply pin stripes, so it was very interesting for me to watch Sam work. You can see he wrapped right over the gas cap door. He trimmed very carefully over it, the tailgate and on the door edges.

Sam cut out a shadow line over the mountain peak of the Ridgeline on the tailgate. He made a nice finish by the headlight. The finishing touch was a three dimensional "H" jewel we put on each of the back quarter panels.
 

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It was not until we got the Ridge into the sunlight that the full impact of the rainbow glitter tape showed up. I hope these photos give you an idea. Sometimes the blue matches the paint and it's very subtle. When it flashes gold it really stands out. I like to see it make a turn in front of me and watch the colors change.
 

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Wow! I really like that. Wish I could get some for my Blue RL. I think it looks great.
 

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Just a few more pice to show off the glitter in the sunshine. We like how closely the sparkle matches that in the paint.
 

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Great pics--Nice pin stripes and decal designs! Out of curiosity, how long did it take Sam to complete the project? And if you don't mind...what were the fees?

-SixOpRidge
 

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Great pics--Nice pin stripes and decal designs! Out of curiosity, how long did it take Sam to complete the project? And if you don't mind...what were the fees?

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Thanks. We actually had him do the work on two different days. We paid $25 for all three decals and he put them on for us. That took him about half an hour. We paid him $60 for the pin stripes. He took about an hour on that job. He's got lots of experience and could definitely work much faster if he were not stuck answering all my questions. He will replace the stripes or the decals if they ever come loose.
 

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I got a photo in bright sunlight that shows the color spectrum better, so I'm adding one more photo.
 

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I got a photo in bright sunlight that shows the color spectrum better, so I'm adding one more photo.
Awesome!

Sam is the man! He has turned your Ridgeline into a one-of-a-kind standout. Now be sure the “Big Guy” puts a good coat of wax over the new additions. Those shiny little “H” thingies are cool as well! I haven’t seen them before. Nice job Truckin! :p
 

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I really like those too, Truckin'..... and BigGuy! I've been wanting to stripe my white RT, but can't quite decide on a color... Any suggestions? :rolleyes:
 

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I think a charcoal sparkle with a thin black line on the bottom would look great. The black line would tie in with your door handles and mirrors without being too much.

Of course you could be really flamboyant and sissify that Taffeta White truck up right by getting some wild, rainbow sparkle stripe to put on it. Or maybe chrome. . .
 

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Stripe pics from my 07 Dark Cherry RTX. These were done by Coachman for the other dealer; my dealer traded a white RTX for this one, and I got the stripe gratis ;):
 

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That looks nice. Does it stop at the tailgate or wrap around the back?
 

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That looks nice. Does it stop at the tailgate or wrap around the back?
No stripe on the gate, just the little Coachman logo (about the size of a nickel).
 

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After a few weeks of watching for him, we finally ran into Sam again. I've had a few queries about our pinstripe so I'm just going to post the information since I can't seem to remember for long.

The supplier is Sharpline. Ours is called Pearl Flash Metallic, #558, I believe. Here's the link to their website:

http://www.sharpline.com/catalog.html
 

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I am not a pinstripe fan myself but after seeing these i really like them. Nice job bro.:D
 

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After a few weeks of watching for him, we finally ran into Sam again. I've had a few queries about our pinstripe so I'm just going to post the information since I can't seem to remember for long.

The supplier is Sharpline. Ours is called Pearl Flash Metallic, #558, I believe. Here's the link to their website:

http://www.sharpline.com/catalog.html
I hear LadyRidge at CDC Graphics is the way to go !!! (just my 2 cents) :)
(ROC Sponser) :cool:
 

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I hear LadyRidge at CDC Graphics is the way to go !!! (just my 2 cents) :)
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She is, but not everyone is willing to try this install themselves. I am sure she faults no one for finding a good pinstriper or vinyl installer, but if you are in her area or are a DIY then by all means support ladyridge our sponsor I did and I love my graphic.
 
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