Just put on the first coat of clear coat over the pin stripes. Did an experiment with a strip yesterday and sprayed some of the stripe on my bench to ensure the clear coat wouldn't damage it. All came out good. Using lacquer clear coat since that is what the boat is coated with since lacquer when applied on top of lacquer will actually dissolve the old lacquer a little and create a strong chemical bond. I know lacquer clear coat is old school and can crack over time if not taken care of, but in my opinion you can't beat the look.
Thanks I'm hoping once she is all done she is a head turner.
I should add a note to my prior post, clear coat won't damage the vinyl strip if it is stuck to something, even if it the paper backing. If it is just free not stuck to anything it will make it cure up.