Re: Vinyl Striping vs. Painting?
I did the name, stripes and licence number in vinyl after I got a new paint job, and it came out beautiful. If you go with high quality vinyl it will hold it's colour for years. My graphics are 5 years old and still look great.
Rather than doing a single wide stripe that will be dificult to apply, you might consider a pair of narrower stripes in complementary colours. I did my boot stripe in vinyl also, and it looks fine.
The big advantage to using vinyl instead of paint is that it can be easily removed and redone. If the next owner doesnt like the name, it can be removed too. (although after years of sun it may leave a sharow.)
I have remnants of the rolls for my stripes, so if they get damaged I can easily peel the damaged section and replace it.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig