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Aug 17, 7:12am - #251630 
Removing Pin Stripes?

Anybody have a good method for removing pin stripes without damaging the paint?

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Aug 17, 7:29am - #251631 
use a hairdryer to heat it up, then use ur nails to get it off


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Aug 17, 7:29am - #251632 
then use goo gone to get rid of the glue afterwards thumbsup


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Aug 17, 8:25am - #251633 
or else peel it off while its hot out, and scrub with a wet rag when you got it off to get the line. ooh yeah and depending on how long the stripe has been on then youlls have a lighter paint line down your car. hahahahahha thumbsup

that happend with mine, was on since 91...and now its off hahaha

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Aug 17, 8:27am - #251634 
hair drier and goo gone, just like xrage4200 said. works great.


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Aug 17, 10:13am - #251635 
Oh OK, thanks. I'd removed the rear badges like that just didn't know if the stripes would come off the same way. And goo b gone won't hurt the paint huh? My car is a 2002 so hopefully I won't have a lghter paint layer under it.

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Aug 17, 11:14am - #251636 
^^^ you should be fine, goo gone wont hurt the paint

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Aug 18, 1:53pm - #251637 
Yeah, once that is removed, your paint will be lighter in those areas. I did it to my sisters car and boy was she pissed. thumbsdown

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Aug 18, 6:09pm - #251638 
don't worry, goo gone wont hurt it at all.


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Aug 18, 6:23pm - #251639 
removing pinstripes was the very first thing I did. I just peeled and used goo b gone. No paint fade because car is silver! thumbsup

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Aug 19, 5:17pm - #251640 
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Aug 19, 9:28pm - #251641 
I like pinstripes.. I had a custom one put on smirk now I feel dumb since everyone hates them :S


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Aug 19, 9:59pm - #251642 
lol that was the first mod i ever did to my car...removing the stock blue pinstripe

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Aug 20, 12:01am - #251643 
a pinstripe is just vinyl...
get an edge up with your finger, then peel it off, they come off real easily...
then polish that area to make it blend back in with the normal paint.


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