Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Matte Black Full Length 10 1/4-inch Stripes, available for all 2015 and newer F-150s. So, in this video of course I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect when these stripes are applied to your F-150. I'll go over all the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the installation which I'll let you know upfront, will be very time consuming and will require a lot of patience, but it will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
The Matte Black Full Length 10 1/4-inch Stripes will be for any 2015 or newer F-150 owner who might be looking to seriously and drastically change the exterior appearance and styling of their truck, to really separate themselves from the pack. Now, there aren't a whole lot of stripe options out there for the F-150, let alone the 2015 or newer generation. So, this is gonna be one of the very few options out there that are available as far as stripes go. There's the Matte Black, but of course there are other options if you're looking for a brighter, more attractive, more noticeable color like a red, blue or a white. Obviously, the matte black option for the stripes will be on the more stealthy side of things as opposed to the red kind of in your face, or blue or white. There's a little bit more noticeable, but this is gonna be in my personal opinion, a little bit more aggressive, stealthy, kind of blend in with the darker aspects of the exterior of your truck.
Now, as you can see, you get 10 1/4-inch stripes as posted by the title, and as you can see, there's specific cutouts here. So they are manufactured and precut to fit your body style exactly, which is why I said the 2015 and newer F-150s don't really have too much available, but the ones that are available are a perfect fit.
As far as materials and construction goes, I know they're a perfect fit because they're manufactured right here in-house at American Muscle Graphics, using the highest quality 4-mil wrapping cast vinyl available today. On top of that, there's a protective clear coat layer protecting that Matte Black of course, which will protect it from all the harshest elements outside like the rain, snow, sleet or hail. And then of course, will always protect it for at least eight years given that it's taken care of. Now, that protective layer is on top of the Matte Black. But underneath is a special air release technology which makes sure that once this is applied, you'll have an extremely easy time pushing out all the air bubbles trapped underneath it, to make sure it has a bubble-free and a wrinkle-free finish when applied to your vehicle. It will definitely look like it came on the car from the factory, but of course, we all know the F-150s did not unfortunately, unlike the Mustangs.
Now, if you're a do-it-yourselfer, this is something you can take care of at home by yourself with very, very simple hand tools, but of course, it will require a ton of patience and a ton of time. If you're taking care of this one yourself, expect to be spending at least six hours on the install because it is a very big kit. Everything you see here is provided for you in the kit, but it is a very extensive process to make sure it goes on properly. The cleaning process is extremely important so, make sure you get all the dirt and dust off of the vehicle before applying this or the bonding will not get a good grip. On top of that, you'll wanna have a squirt bottle with a soap and water mixture available to wet both the vinyl materials and of course, the vehicle itself, pre-application and post application. There is a squeegee available in the kit as well as instruction manuals to help you along your way. So, it will get done like I said, a couple hours start to finish, but it will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or
Race Inspired Styling.
Change up the appearance of your 13th generation F-150 by adding some race inspired styling with a set of Matte Black Full Length Stripes. Featuring 3 pre-cut sections, these matte black stripes are designed to be applied to the front bumper, hood and tailgate sections of your truck. These AmericanTrucks Graphics stripes will surely turn the heads of others for years to come.Wrapping Cast Vinyl.
AmericanTrucks Graphics uses only the highest quality 4 mil Wrapping Cast Vinyl available on today's market. Featuring a built-in protective clear coat layer, this wrapping cast vinyl is designed to last through at least 8 years of harsh outdoor weather. This 4 mil vinyl is far more durable when compared to similar products that were designed with thinner calendared vinyl film, which starts to degrade in just a couple of years.Air Release Technology.
Air Release Technology features miniature air channels on the adhesive side of the vinyl. This allows air to easily be squeezed out from under for a bubble-free installation and a smooth wrinkle-free surface.Perfect Fit Guaranteed.
All of the AmericanTrucks Graphics vinyl designs have been test fit, refined and then tested again on our very own fleet of vehicles, ensuring a perfect fit every time.Application.
These AmericanTrucks Graphics 10-1/4 in. Matte Black Full Length Stripes are designed to fit all 2015 to 2018 F-150s, including the King Ranch, Lariat, Limited, Platinum, Raptor, XL and XLT models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Front Bumper Stripe
- (1) Hood Stripe
- (1) Tailgate Stripe
- (1) Squeegee
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 6 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Material: 4 Mil Wrapping Cast Vinyl
- Color: Matte Black
- Front Bumper Stripe: 8" long by 10-1/4" Wide
- Hood Stripe: 40" long by 10-1/4" Wide
- Tailgate Stripe: 31" long by 10-1/4" Wide
- Width Details: 9" Stripe, 3/4" pin stripe, 1/2" space between stripes = 10-1/4" total
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17, 18