11 Now, this is where it gets little complicated. Lay a 1⁄2-inch tape strip from the door to an area just a few inches past where the stripe’s split actually starts. This piece of tape will be on the car only to help the transition of the stripe. Then, lay the upper 1⁄4-inch tape along this 1⁄2-inch tape. Once you have that completed, take the 1⁄2-inch tape off, and run a 1⁄4-inch tape line from where the 1⁄2-inch width area ends near the split to the rear of the quarter panel. Finally, you now have three parallel 1⁄4-inch tape lines on the car. Peel off the center 1⁄4 inch tape. The upper stripe is basically on the car.