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 Post subject: Removing pinstriping
Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:51 am 
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My el's stripes are looking well past their use by date. Any tips on how to remove them, especially the really faded, baked in bits. I have metallic paint so i can't cut and polish.

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:23 pm 
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i think its just a long sticker. Probably rub it over with some wax and grease remover and very gently try and lift up the starting edge and peel it off gently.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:12 pm 
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As XP falcon170 said, they are just long stickers, but over time they become brittle and are a huge pain in the a*** to remove. I did mine on the Lane about 6 months ago. It is very time consuming but worth it in the end. You just have to be very patient and when you get a good run going take it very slow as they break easy. Good luck and allow plenty of time. Also if you try and pull them off too quickly, you could find your paint on the pin stripes instead of the car so easy does it.
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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Boil the kettle mate and pour heaps of water on a small section of pinstripe at a time and it will peel off rather easily old or not. It may leave a little glue residue on but it will come off after a few washes with the high pressure car wash.
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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:39 pm 
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get out the hairdryer and warm it up a little
it will make the glue wet/melt again so it easier to remove

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:43 pm 
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we need a debadging / pinstripe sticky on how to remove them.. i see this at least once a week

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:59 pm 
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StrawbZ wrote:
get out the hairdryer and warm it up a little
it will make the glue wet/melt again so it easier to remove


Hairdryer works a treat, have 2 people doing it. One with hairdryer blowin undernieth the sticker and other person pulling it towards them.

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:07 pm 
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The very best way is to buy whats known as a caramel wheel.....Attach it to a drill and remove the pin striping that way (And if done correctly it will not ruin the paint).

 

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