Just Feel them or can you catch your finger nail on the edge of the stripe? (The finger nail test is the test judges use when scoring for points)
***If the stripes and color were cleared together then you probably can't catch your finger nail on the stripe edge, which will lead to a point deduction.
Current accepted practice for original cars is to single stage(I use Dupont Chroma One) the stripes (over the clear) which is as close to assembly line as most people are going after.
Can you still polish the stripes if they are on top of the body color? Just worried about painting them like that and getting a dust spot.