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liledgy
04-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Has anyone put stars and stripes on an 86'? How did it look? I'm looking at an 86' this weekend and I don't think I can live with the rainbow.

'78 Starz & Stripes
04-28-2011, 11:52 PM
Just have the S&S decals made (or buy a set of originals) and put them on. Should look fine.

WilliM1940
04-29-2011, 12:11 PM
Hold out for the real thing if that's what you want. It will come along. The stripe is in the gel.

dmminfla
04-29-2011, 12:31 PM
I had an 86 that the PO converted to an S&S and it looked like crap. If you want a S&S just buy one I would go with an 84 or 85. My friend just picked up an 85 for 4K.

loeweb
04-29-2011, 01:32 PM
I think the grey color schemed 86's look very sleek. I probably wouldn't like a red or blue one near as much as the grey hull and 2 shaded accents.

Covi
04-29-2011, 07:42 PM
The stripe is NOT in the gel!


Hold out for the real thing if that's what you want. It will come along. The stripe is in the gel.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-29-2011, 07:51 PM
Hold out for the real thing if that's what you want. It will come along. The stripe is in the gel.

The stripe is NOT in the gel!

I think he meant the stripe on a Stars & Stripes is in the gel, which it is.

If you absolutely had to have a Stars & Stripes '86, you could lay down a vinyl stripe and put the graphics on top of that.

DemolitionMan
04-29-2011, 07:57 PM
I think he meant the stripe on a Stars & Stripes is in the gel, which it is.

If you absolutely had to have a Stars & Stripes '86, you could lay down a vinyl stripe and put the graphics on top of that.

I was thinking the same thing on the vinyl or paint.

'78 Starz & Stripes
04-29-2011, 08:10 PM
My point, Exactly! But.... Hold out for the real thing if possible!

liledgy
04-29-2011, 09:53 PM
I've had 2 stars and stripes and a 87 prostar. I'm looking for a newer stars and stripes but havnt found anything to close. I would buy a 86 to but I really don't like the gay pride stripe (not that there's anything wrong with that) . If I could put a decalzkit on it and it looked good I'd be much happier. The porous interior fabric they had in 84-87 would probably be the next thing to go. If anyone has a picture of an 86 with stars on it I would appreciate it.

kevkan
04-30-2011, 01:55 PM
I had a 1985 S&S that both the main stripe and accent stripes were in the gell. There is no way you could make a single color hull look as sharp as that boat.

liledgy
04-30-2011, 02:19 PM
My 82 and 83 were in the gel too. My buddy had an 81 non deluxe that had a white hull with bluein the gel. It had a Black stripe that wasn't in the gel. Normally the stars are the same color as the hull, maybe I could get a decal that had cut outs for the stars?

thatsmrmastercraft
04-30-2011, 03:33 PM
You can have the stars and MC logo cut and removed at any decent vinyl shop. Normally referred to as reverse cutting. Save the cut out logo and stars for........