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I don't mind pinstripe - as long as it's vinyl and can be easily peeled off. :) Unfortunately, it's often rolled on with paint these days by "pinstripe artists" who travel from dealer to dealer.

Nitrogen... I calculated the actual cost of nitrogen a while back based on the cost of a nitrogen cylinder from my local welding supplier and the volume of air inside a typical tire and found it to be about $4 per vehicle. Some automakers like Honda and Mazda specifically recommend against the use of nitrogen and recommend regular, dry compressed air instead. I wouldn't be surprised if Hyundai had a similar policy. Of course, that can't and doesn't prevent dealers from doing anything they want to make a buck (or several hundred).
 

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Air is already about 80% nitrogen, so this is a scam of epic proportions.

Pinstripes? Firm no. I got over that phase in the late 80s. All stripes do is collect wax on the edges and leave residue behind when you finally decided they look terrible and need to come off.
 

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An even more interesting one, this dealer put a wrap on their vehicle along with aftermarket wheels: Autotrader - page unavailable
This is the dealer back in July told me firmly they don't markup ever above MSRP
yeah, right, they don't markup but they pimp your ride and then sell it you can't really know what the cost is
 

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I'm a pinstriper and I pinstripe for a car dealer which is Hyundai Nissan and Subaru the Santa Cruz is difficult to pinstripe because of the body contour of the vehicle I am definitely open for suggestions
Looks pretty good.

Wondering how much that dealer ad-on will set a person back.
(dealer greed is finally starting to bother me)
 

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I'm a pinstriper and I pinstripe for a car dealer which is Hyundai Nissan and Subaru the Santa Cruz is difficult to pinstripe because of the body contour of the vehicle I am definitely open for suggestions
Zhane - where are you located at? I have had 3 cars pinstriped and like the look. My SC should be arriving by end of this month finally.
 

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Yeah, there's a clear body line that goes up on the fender and creates a crease that terminates at the tip of where the large grill/DRL lights is.
I have been searching for a pin strip specialist near me - that can do some added striping effects to the tail gate... Akin to this
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Anyone here from Tampa, FL that can make a recommendation?
 

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I found the pinstripe specialist!!! If you live in the Tampa area, this guy is great, fantastic and excellent! I wish I could get better photos - the Yeti cup below was the inspiration and devotion to First Responders.. thus the color selection! I absolutely love this job!

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I found the pinstripe specialist!!! If you live in the Tampa area, this guy is great, fantastic and excellent! I wish I could get better photos - the Yeti cup below was the inspiration and devotion to First Responders.. thus the color selection! I absolutely love this job!

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Cool! Do you have a pic of the full side of the SC? Would love to see how it flows down the body
 
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