Fordmods Logo

Stripe thing 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 16 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Stripe thing
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:20 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 176

Joined: 21st Mar 2005

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: AU Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Should I keep the stripe down the side of my car or not?

I was all set to rip it off when I first got the car but never seemed to get round to it and in the meantime it's grown on me a bit... what to do?

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery.php?pageid=3&image=y&picref=5034&m=0
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3687

Joined: 4th Mar 2005

Gallery: 23 images

Ride: XR6 Turbo

Location: Taree
NSW, Australia

yeah, dosent look that bad,

 

_________________

SS Inductions CAI, K&N Filters, M-spec FMC, Turbosmart BOV, 8psi capa tune, X-force cat.

Mods going on: Nizpro springs, bosch 040 pump + Walbro gss341, 600cc injectors, PWR transcooler, 20% Underdrives, 15psi Actuator, Kingspring SSL's, 15psi tune.....More coming

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 799

Joined: 19th Apr 2005

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: Cherokee

Location: Tamborine Mountain
QLD, Australia

just beware if you peel something like that off you can see colour diffrences due to fading and s**t like that, i also think that depends on how long it has been there aswell.
Might be worth just peeling a little bit back and seeing if the is any discolouration.

 

_________________

Looking for EF/EL Falcon/Futura/XR6/XR8/Fairy.
PM me if intrested in selling......

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!! rip off!!
just my lil thought... i ripped off!! all the side stripps off my white ef fairmont.. looks 100% better! no hard to clean dirt stains.. mmm nice clean smooth look to the car now.. jus need to have quite a lot of spare time scrubbing the glue off the door once you have peeled the strip away... i used a stanly knife blade and metho spirits to soften up the glua and to remove the glue residue..

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

oh yaeh... i had no probs with paint fade.. n my car is 3 years older!!..

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3343

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

get rid off them, will make it look more modern. Don't use a stanley knife blade though.. if you slip you won't forgive yourself... :lol:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 70

Posts: 1337

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Hilux 4x4 now

Location: South Windsor
NSW, Australia

Just use a hair drier and slowly peel it off

 

_________________

Stercus accidit

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal...

Ken

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:39 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 363

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Power: 120 rwkw

Location: Christchurch
New Zealand

I peeled the ones off my car a wee while ago - they been on for about 3 years and you can hardly tell they were ever there.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:03 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 196

Joined: 11th Nov 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: fairmonnt

Location: Wollongong
NSW, Australia

get rid of them and use prepsol to clean all the glue stuff off
im in the middle of doing myn now
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:38 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

the stanly knife blade is only for patient people... :wink: cos u know what would happen if ya were a lil impatient! :shock:

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:43 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

i'm not sure but i think people are talking about 2 different things here. some sound like they are talking about the white body moulds which are in part stuck on with double sided tape. where others were talking about (and i believe this thread is about) the silver/grey tape/stripe just above the door handle line.
correct me if im wrong.

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

yeah....... good question leroy... i thought he meant the side rubber strips colour coded to the same colour as the car...
i think the technical name for the ones u are suggesting is "pin stripes"? is that it leroy?
i spose either way the car stil looks better without them!! :wink: :D

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 3794

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Ride: Hilux

Location: Mornington
VIC, Australia

yeah the pin stripes. im going to peel mine off my ED when i get around to putting the new guard on.
I dont mind the look of those silver ones on 98fairmonts one though. each to their own i guess.

 

_________________

Now driving a Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 1500

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon

Location: SE Melb
VIC, Australia

I used hot water to get my pin stripes off my old NA Fairlane and it worked like a charm - water is neutral and won't harm your paint, keeping mine on my ride.

Just rub a cloth soaked in hot water and then peel off slowly after a few minutes. Use some cut and polish lightly to remove any glue and belnd the surface with the rest of the paint.

 

_________________

Instant Karma is gonna get you!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:27 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 176

Joined: 21st Mar 2005

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: AU Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Thanks for your thoughts guys, yeah I meant the pinstripes above the door handles. I peeled away a tiny bit near the headlights and no sign of paint fade (helps being white!) So I think I'm going to carefully prise them away, no Stanleys though, I don't trust myself!

Fordfreak: I think I will keep the moulds on the doors for now, but you've given me something to think about anyway... eventually I'm going to do the TS50 kit, and the chrome trims will have to make way :wink:

PS: 98fairmont is a 'she' :wink: 8-)
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:29 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names