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NOS side stripes

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by Ozzy, May 24, 2012.

  1. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    Hi all.
    I have new old stock Australian Ford 1971 xy GT side stripes. The backing paper says '3M Scotchcal'. Would the same colours be made as back then and is it worth using 3M over Avery etc?

    Also I have the Ford 1969 xw GT / Silver Fox reflective side stripes. These are different though and didnt come in ford boxes. It still has the 3M app tape but the films backing paper says, 'Seibulite reflective sheeting' Seibu polymer chemical company, Mitsubishi corporation.

    Could these possibly still be NOS Ford items?

    Cheers.
    Ozzy.
     
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  2. JR-Folientechnik

    JR-Folientechnik Member

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    Ask 3M!
     
  3. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Is the backing paper on the 71 GT set a light Tan color? If so, they are most likely Ford original stock and yes, you should be able to get the same color today.
    I remember using Seibulite reflective sheeting in the early 70's. They both are most likely original Ford stock.
     
  4. Wiggum PI

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    I think Spandex carry the XY in their Autocal striping range, not sure about the XW.
     
  5. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    Yes backing paper is tan. These are in genuine Ford boxes. Gold metallic.
    What code of film could these be?

    The seibulite ones are the big question as I purchased them without boxes.
     
  6. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    G'day mate.
    Yeah Spandex do have them both but thats too easy. From all the XY GT's I've seen now, the stripes they have are incorrect to my NOS ones.

    I would probably be the only person in Aust with NOS stripes. I reckon that would be a good selling tool.
     
  7. SignosaurusRex

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    Definitely old stock if the backing is tan and has a rough/blurred 3M Scotchcal fim imprint. I'll post a pic tomorrow of what it should match. I believe that back then there were no individual series #'s but it should match the current #131 in the 7125 and 7725 series as well as the Gerber 220 Metallic gold.
    The Seibulite should also be approx. same era (early to mid 70's) would be my guess. I no longer have any product or sample to compare. The film itself on both, especially the latter mentioned will be very brittle and tear easily due to age and elasticity loss. They can still be used if applied carefully and post install heated. The adhesive will come back to life if it still has reasonable tack in it's current state.
     
  8. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    First pic is of the 71 GT
    Second is the Seibulite
    Third is of 65 - 66 Shellby GT 350 kit I also have
     
  9. Wiggum PI

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    Nice one!

    I know a guy here who started Scotchline in QLD, he has a museum(or shop) full of this stuff. I'll hit him up next week to see if he has any info on the Seibulite stuff.

    Chris.
     
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