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In the near future I'll be adding some stripes to my Fiat - give it more pizazz. While browsing the internet I came across these Fiat 500 racing stripes on ebay's UK site:

Fiat 500 Racing Stripes

They're dirt cheap (~$44 USD) when you compare them to dealer and U.S. supplier prices ($399+ for a freaking decal...). So what do you think? Will these work on my Fiat? Or is the European Fiat very different in body styling?

Obviously I was going to ask the seller this question, but I'm not certain they would know since they're just a graphics shop.
 

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I think there are a couple people on this forum who have ordered decal kits from
eBay. Im pretty sure they fit. Much cheaper than buying them from the stealership!
 

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I got mine from these guys. Great to deal with. Material and backing were good quality according to my installer. I asked them to make a custom 500 logo inlay which they did perfectly. They shipped right away though UK post is pretty slow.
 

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try this site:

http://www.eu-decals.com/index.php


I've done business with 3D Decals and they make a great product. :)
Nice site, but unfortunately they don't carry the stripes I want - pretty much all Abarth model decals.

Anyone else have some other site recommendations, preferably stripes for under $100? Otherwise I'll take the plunge and buy those decals on ebay.
 

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One other question.... is there much difference in quality of unofficial Fiat decals when you compare them to the official ones (put on by the dealer)?

Will these decals (official/unofficial) deteriorate over time? Are they easy to apply evenly? Or am I better off getting stripes done at a dealership with official Fiat decals, even if it's more money? If they mess up they'll obviously have to fix it. If I mess up, I'm screwed.

I definitely would rather be safe than sorry, even if it means me spending 999% :eek: over market value (exaggerating). But then again....$40 vs $400 is a big difference...That money could go to new rims....Hmm... :D
 

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I got mine from these guys. Great to deal with. Material and backing were good quality according to my installer. I asked them to make a custom 500 logo inlay which they did perfectly. They shipped right away though UK post is pretty slow.
You know it never dawned on me to hire a professional [car decal] installer. Now that you've mentioned it I've emailed a local sign shop (who also does car decal installation) to see how much it'll cost.

Thanks!
 

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I believe the price of the OE decals INCLUDES installation and I'm sure they have a warranty too. might ask your eBay seller about that.:rolleyes:
 

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You know it never dawned on me to hire a professional [car decal] installer. Now that you've mentioned it I've emailed a local sign shop (who also does car decal installation) to see how much it'll cost.

Thanks!
I had my tint installer install the stripes. $90. You can see mine were the Abarth stripes so there are a lot of little pieces to line up. They did it dry and they did it right. Worth the $$.
 

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If you can't find the stripes on ebay UK, this site Vinyl Creations from the UK, also has some unique car graphics. Lots more on their website, but see a few examples below. For both the Abarth and the Fiat 500









 

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I think there are a couple people on this forum who have ordered decal kits from
eBay. Im pretty sure they fit. Much cheaper than buying them from the stealership!
as a DEALERship employee of over 30 years, I'm insulted. can we disagree without namecalling? :mad:
 

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I'm sorry but it's true.

I got my rims and tires with installation for $1200 on my own. The dealer was asking for $1600 for the same. :p

Yeah, when the sales person told me that the decal (I'm sorry, the sticker) cost $399, my eyes widened and I think I laughed a little. Go to a local shop and custom make whatever you want. Not to mention you are stimulating your local economy.
 
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