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Old August 14 2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

I was looking at the pinstriping on my car, and it reminded me a lot of the pennants on Starfleet ships that ended in the Trek arrowhead/delta symbol at the front, and I was wondering, if anyone knows of a place here I can purchase a subtle pinstripe that starts off as the Star Trek symbol, and then runs like regular pinstripe to the end of the vehicle. Nothing ostentatious, just nice and subtle.
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Old August 14 2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

I've got no idea but if you find some I'd love to see some pics!
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Old August 14 2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

There's a guy who posts on here who's done his Toyota Prius up as a Starfleet shuttlecraft. Pretty cool. Not exactly "subtle", but very cool, and I'll bet he'd be a good source of information. Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me remember his username. I'll see if I can track it down and post if/when I do.
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Old August 14 2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

I doubt very much you'll find what you seek "off-the-shelf". However, it would not be difficult to purchase the colored pinstriping you need at AutoZone, VIP, etc. A little planning and an exacto knife and I bet you can achieve the results you seek.
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Old August 14 2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

Just have the red striping done at any auto detailing place that does it. Tell them to leave some space at the front. Then just get some colored electrical tape (check the hardware section at WalMart) and cut out shapes to create the chevron of your choice.
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Old August 14 2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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^*Cough*ghetto*Cough
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Old August 14 2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

TrekkieMonster wrote: View Post
There's a guy who posts on here who's done his Toyota Prius up as a Starfleet shuttlecraft. Pretty cool. Not exactly "subtle", but very cool, and I'll bet he'd be a good source of information. Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me remember his username. I'll see if I can track it down and post if/when I do.
Good idea. Here's his thread about his car: Prius Class shuttlecraft
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Old August 14 2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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Good idea. Here's his thread about his car: Prius Class shuttlecraft

Unfortunately, the website referenced in that thread for photos no longer seems to exist...
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Old August 14 2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

I noticed that. You could always try sending a PM to S'kai.
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Old August 15 2011, 12:33 AM   #10
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

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I was trying to suggest an easy solution since I didn't know how good he was at painting it by hand.

Sorry for thinking.
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Old August 15 2011, 02:08 AM   #11
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

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Just have the red striping done at any auto detailing place that does it. Tell them to leave some space at the front. Then just get some colored electrical tape (check the hardware section at WalMart) and cut out shapes to create the chevron of your choice.
What would be the point of hiring someone to paint the stripe, but not also paint the chevron as well? I mean if you have the cash to hire a professional in the first place, why pay him to do only part of the job?
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Old August 15 2011, 03:55 AM   #12
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Because whoever did it might not want to? Because they might charge too much for a custom piece of artwork as opposed to the stripes which are standard procedure with a set price?
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Old August 15 2011, 04:48 AM   #13
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

If ya want a red stripe that looks remotely like the red trim on any Trek starship or shuttle, we're not talking about a vanilla pinstripe job anyway. It's already going to be a custom piece of art. A plain yellow delta added to the job likely won't drive the cost up appreciably.

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Old August 15 2011, 06:10 AM   #14
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Yeah, but anything that big and obvious would just scream "geek". I was thinking of something more subtle that wouldn't be noticed from across the parking lot.
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Old August 15 2011, 02:14 PM   #15
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Re: Star Trek Pinstripe for Cars

Try this then:

Only imagine that what you see here on the page is somewhere around 1/2 the "Actual Size" you'd actually have it painted on your car, with the trailing edge running the whole length of the vehicle.



Maybe trim the delta in a contrasting color so it stands out better (depending, of course, on the color of the vehicle); ship name optional.
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