Started out with some Q7 clips from ebay. 35 bucks for 4, shipped.
took off my stripping thing and measured the distance to cut. I ended up having a 1inch width. I'd reccomend slightly larger than 1in. Maybe 1.1-1.2inches
I put electrical tape to avoid scratches while test fitting.
My tools to cut
and here's the 4 clips, all cut and bent.
and here it is on my car!
Took me about 4 hours total including a wash and a lot of breaks. :P I'm loving it so far! Time for a test drive!