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post #1 of 12 Old 03-06-2018, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hood stripe?

Just curious... Has anyone added a hood stripe to their Compass? I'm seriously considering it sometime in the near future, it looks killer on the Trailhawk! I want to make my '18 look a little sportier, (no, I'm not trying to copy the 'Hawk) and think a black hood stripe would look good with the plastics that run along the bottom. Have to finish working on my classic truck first, but the Compass is my newest toy!
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I have an 11' and thinking of doing the same. Nothing wrong. go for it and please post pics.
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If I do it, I'll definitely post pics. But if I don't have my pickup ready for paint by summer, my wife is gonna beat me. Lol
Anyhow, I've seen the stripe is available aftermarket as well as from Mother Mopar. Not sure which route to go.
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Another question, geared towards those lucky Trailhawk owners...
With the matte black decals, are they like matte black paint when it comes time to wax everything up? As in, do you have to make sure no wax gets on the decal?
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Hmm , Good question but seeing as its still winter and too early for me to hand wax. I cannot give n answer either way =) But seeing as going through a touchless carwash that does wax, doesnt affect it at all. But hand applied might

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Another question, geared towards those lucky Trailhawk owners...
With the matte black decals, are they like matte black paint when it comes time to wax everything up? As in, do you have to make sure no wax gets on the decal?
I have the factory stripe package on my limited, you can not use any cream waxes on any matte black strips, they will stain. You can use spray detailers but nothing else. The dealer recommended CarPro reload on them.
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Johnadam, your hood stripe is exactly what I'd like... And I was pretty sure regular wax would be bad. Wish they were available in gloss black though!
Oddly, so far I've only seen your hood stripe in pictures from 2017. Mopar parts sells the Trailhawk blackout, but I haven't seen the one like yours with the outline.
I did find an aftermarket stripe that's similar and available in gloss black. May have to go that route.
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This is what I've found... Available in gloss black, so should be fine if I get wax on it.
Also should look ok since the black around the grille is gloss black.
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Johnadam, your hood stripe is exactly what I'd like... And I was pretty sure regular wax would be bad. Wish they were available in gloss black though!
Oddly, so far I've only seen your hood stripe in pictures from 2017. Mopar parts sells the Trailhawk blackout, but I haven't seen the one like yours with the outline.
I did find an aftermarket stripe that's similar and available in gloss black. May have to go that route.
They should sell my stripes as it's a factory installed option as a graphics package.
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Where could these be found in Matt black.
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Auto Graphics Pro has them in matte black with the stripe and the border... I can't really say anything about the quality, as I haven't bought anything from them. The 2017/2018 Compass accessories catalog from Mopar has the solid Trailhawk version in matte black. And the factory version with the outline should be available... May be able to order at the dealership parts counter?
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Hey Laser you seem to be into little mods. Have you thought about the grey grille rings like the Trailhawks? I'm looking into swapping out my chrome rings for the grey matte grille rings.
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