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So I had a random thought today which was that I don't think I've ever seen a Mazda 3 with stripes. I mean kids these days like to throw stripes on any type of car but I've never seen a 3 with stripes. Not even on here. I've never thought stripes looked good on many cars except race cars or Miata's. Just wondering if anyone on here has striped their 3 or just throw out your opinions on the matter.
 

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sweet lord no.

the lines of the car don't really lend themselves to stripes. the most tasteful treatment i've seen are usually a subtle pinstripe to set off the lines along the side or some integration of one solid, large strip usually starting with the grille and working its way up the hood lines. then perhaps the roof is the same colour along with the trunk.

i dunno... maybe i'm wrong. thoughts?
 

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Yes, it's been done, by my brother in law. It lasted about a month before he took them off. Like it was said above, kids.

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stripes no, pinstripes yes. mine starts at the tip of the rear of my headlights and wraps all the way around the car until it meets the other headlight. looks real nice imo
 

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Yea i've seen a few pinstriped but I'm not really a big fan of that either. Some of the two tones on here look good though.
 

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When I think of racing stripes, I think of all of the Cavaliers running around town with a big 1foot wide strip all the way from the hood to the trunk. It makes me cry a little inside.
 

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it makes me laugh a lot on the outside to see those cavaliers with the giant stripes
 

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The worst ones are the guys who do the giant stripe thats offset to the side all the way down the car on a cavalier or old corolla. Although I do like stripes on some Corvettes and Miata's. But like you have all said, I don't think it would look good at all on our 3s. Pinstriping can be done tastefully I guess but that's about it.
 

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Big white stripes on a blue 2000ish Viper GTS is hot!!!

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Yea and of course they look good on vipers. By the way, I saw cavalier with a rusted hood with stripes on it on my walk to class today lmao.
 

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[quote author=miatamaniac link=topic=68263.msg1178687#msg1178687 date=1170259894]
The worst ones are the guys who do the giant stripe thats offset to the side all the way down the car on a cavalier or old corolla.
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i almost just spit soda all over my computer screen!!!

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Stripes make the baby Jesus cry!
 

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WTF is wrong with u guys.!!!

an M3 with stipes is way hot!

but an MZ3 i dont know!
 

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Stripes on Jap car, no thanks. Maybe on the old American muscles. There is a blue Mustang pony edition (pony? that's cute....awww) downstairs in the lot and it's got stripes. I think that looks shitty. Yesterday I just saw a Pontiact g5 with stripes, and that looks shitty as well. I think they'd look better with vinyl, at least there are more variaties to choose from. Stripes look all the same to me.
 

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Here are a couple PShop's.... doesnt look terrible... but I sorta agree with devil2k...

 

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[quote author=morpheen link=topic=68263.msg1213222#msg1213222 date=1171679277]
Here are a couple PShop's.... doesnt look terrible... but I sorta agree with devil2k...
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I do like the red/black combination some mazda 3 owner did. The black part starts from the middle of the hood and fan out alone the "dent" of the hood. I might not describe it very well but you should know what I mean :)

But just plain stripes don't look good on a 3
 
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