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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 12:11 am 
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Hi All

What is the best way to remove old pinstripes? Is there a scraper of some kind I can use that won't kill the paint?

Suggestions welcomed.

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 2:52 pm 
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If they are stickers, something like a caramel wheel would be perfect

 

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 3:09 pm 
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Try your hair dryer or a heat gun.
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 9:49 pm 
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Ay mate i did this to my old lancer if its a 2pac job get a wheel, if not just pull off and get some prepsol and rub your but off for 15 mins and done.
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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 10:10 pm 
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As RedRoo said, I left mine in the sun for a couple of hours and peeled them off.

 

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Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:28 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions.

The pin stripes just come off in tiny pieces. I will try the hairdrier trick and see if it gets any easier.

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Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 1:15 pm 
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The hair-dryer or heat gun will work well. Just be careful not to get the paint too hot.
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Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:22 pm 
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The paint on my car is so crappy, I doubt you would notice any problems.

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:26 pm 
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Hello, on my ef futura i would like to remove the black strip.

Will there be any holes under the strip?

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