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Pinstriping Tape Buyers Guide

by Leanne Arnold on December 02, 2019  in Category_Blog ArticlesCategory_Vinyl Pinstriping

Nothing sets a vehicle apart like a spectacular pinstriping job. Yet, paying a professional to do the work for you can be a costly endeavor. That's where vinyl pinstriping tape comes in! In no time at all, you can create a unique, detailed look that's all your own. Wondering where to find this tape? You've come to the right spot. Today, we're sharing why we're your go-to provider for the vinyl pinstriping solution you're looking for. Ready to learn more? Let's rev it up!

The Value of a Personal Pinstripe

All pinstriping tape is created equal, right? Not hardly! While a majority of manufacturers will buy a 24-inch roll of vinyl and cut your .5-inch pinstripe from that roll with a manual cutter, we take a more hands-on approach. Rather than cutting your stripe off a pre-fabricated vinyl roll, we manufacture it to your specifications right from the very beginning. Regardless of the size of the pinstripe that you're looking for, we have a wide variety of colors, widths, and styles for you to browse. Once you make your selection, we'll place your order with our manufacturer, box it up, seal it tightly, and stamp it with an expiration date before delivering it right to you.

Avoid Manual Cutters

When you're looking for a top-quality source to purchase your pinstriping tape, begin by asking each provider if they use manual cutters. If the answer is yes, run in the other direction. Why? It doesn't take long to see the damage that manual cutters inflict on the tape. Not only do the blades result in rough and damaged edges, but they also thin the vinyl out too much and lower the overall quality. If they're already paper-thin, those pieces of vinyl will have a difficult time sticking to your car, truck or boat. They're loose, non-adhesive and a pain to upkeep. In addition to their physical shortcomings, they're also aesthetically hideous and look as cheap as they feel.

Ask About Product Lifespan

Another downside of sourcing your pinstriping vinyl from a big-box manufacturer that doesn't place a high value on product quality? You could end up with vinyl that's been on the shelf for years. That's because those huge, 24-inch rolls of vinyl are designed to last that long! They could make nearly 50 .5-inch rolls of pinstriping tape with a single one, and it could take a substantial amount of time to receive and fill that many orders. That means that by the time your pinstripe makes its way onto your car, it could be nearing the end of its lifespan. Sure, these manufacturers might tell you that the vinyl is premium and designed to last for nearly a decade, but has it been hanging around on a shelf for about that long? When you buy your vinyl pinstriping tape from us, you can rest assured that you're getting a professional-grade product. A majority of our tape features Marine Grade quality stripping, meaning that it can hold its own against even the harshest weather conditions while still maintaining its bold color and trademark design. In addition, while all of our stripes have a minimum warranty of five years, most extend that to a seven or 10-year warranty! The best part? We make it according to your specs, so you never have to worry if you're getting a remnant piece left over from a years-old project.

Consider Special Colors or Patterns

Do you want to adorn your favorite vehicle with more than just a standard solid pinstripe? If they're relying on manual cutters and pre-packaged vinyl rolls, you'll be hard-pressed to find a manufacturer that can accommodate this request. However, we're more than happy to help you create the design of your dreams. In addition to two-colored pinstriping, we also offer many different variations, such as:

While we cannot create custom pinstripe prints, we're sure that you'll find what you're looking for with the many variations that we are able to provide. We can also create rocker stripes and truck bed stripes, such as this Dodge Ram Bed Kit Strobe Stripe.

Research Company Integrity

In today's Digital Age, any company can project any image it wants to online. This means that unfortunately, copycat retailers and scammers are a dime a dozen. Before you invest your hard-earned money in vinyl pinstriping tape, it's important to vet the provider's reputation, first. At Custom Vinyl Graphics, we're proud to be a family-run business with a solid reputation of ensuring customer satisfaction at every turn. We deliver on that promise with around-the-clock email support, as well as one-plus year warranties on all of our products and a lowest-price guarantee. We're confident that our products are the best on the market, but don't just take our word on it. Check out some of the reviews and feedback from our happy customers!

Shop For Vinyl Pinstriping Tape Today

Are you ready to transform the look and feel of your vehicle or boat? You can't do it quicker or more professionally than with vinyl pinstriping tape. If you're looking for a company that will deliver the highest-quality product at the lowest price point, you've come to the right spot. Don't waste your time and spin your wheels working with inferior imitators who only want your money and aren't worried about your happiness. Browse our selection of pinstriping tape today to see the range of options that we offer. Then, create an account for quicker checkout and enjoy your new creation in no time. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us!