Custom Pinstripe Options for Your Mustang

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So you’ve got a new (or new to you) Mustang, and you’re looking to change its appearance, but you’re not sure exactly how. No matter how you want to decorate your car, you have options– decals, custom paint jobs, window banners, and pinstriping are all popular upgrades for a car’s look. Mustangs are famously popular cars since their introduction in 1964, and they are the longest-running car still produced by Ford. Over 10 million Mustangs have been sold! Exterior decorations are frequently favored with these vehicles– particularly the ones that participate in drag racing, NASCAR, and Formula Drifting. But your Mustang can get a new look as well, even if you don’t plan on racing it. It can still draw attention, or be something you enjoy looking at, no matter if you’re taking it on a road trip or just commuting to work.

One of the first things to consider about redecorating your vehicle is what your Mustang’s year and body style are. Mustang body styles change every 10 or so years, with deviations each year within those generations. Mustangs are currently in their 6th generation. There are custom graphics like pinstripes and fender stripes made of stick-on vinyl that are made to exclusively fit each generation of Mustang. These stick-on applications are typically cost-effective choices. Some companies offer custom pinstripes and graphics for cars back to 1994, so even if your car is old enough to drink, you can still give it a makeover. If you’re opting to go a different direction with your car, you can get custom pinstripes painted onto your vehicle.

Having custom pinstripes painted onto your Mustang can incur a significantly higher cost than opting for stick-on vinyl. Consider this: it cost $10,000 to have optional racing stripes painted on the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 when it came out! Obviously that number is much higher than what an after-market custom paint job may cost you, but vinyl stick-on pinstripes are a cheaper choice for the same attractive, cool look. For comparison, the vinyl option offered by Ford that year cost $495– that’s about 20 times less expensive.

Ultimately, the decision of how to makeover your Mustang is up to you; there’s no wrong choice. If you’re interested, however, in vinyl stick-on options for your pinstripes, racing stripes, or any other decal placement, then Rocky Mountain Graphics has the materials you want, no matter your Mustang’s age, color, or body type. Shop online today at

Rocky Mountain Graphics provides high quality custom mustang pinstripes in Utah.


As a mechanical engineer turned blogger, Charlie provides readers with a technical, yet accessible look into the world of automotive engineering and design. His insightful posts make complex car technologies understandable.