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DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 05:20 PM

Painted Pinstripe remover????
Hey, ever since I got the car I have neer really cared for the pinstripping done on it. It was done after delivery to the dealer so I dont think its under the clear coat. Anyway, it looks like it is painted on as some of the edges arent totally linear and there are painted brush strokes in two spots. So is there a magic pinstrip remover? Im sure I could probably wet sand it, but I don't want to ruin my finish. Should I just get that 3M pinstrip remover wheel? Or is there some sort of solvent that will just remove the strips without ruining the finish? Thanks, would love if I could finally get ride of these, especially the little design thats on the hatch around the ZX3.

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drizzle_dizzle 05-23-2012 05:26 PM

Well, most pin stripes are basically stickers that are made to look like they were painted on... what i've done in the past and what i would still do is take a blow dryer or a heat gun to one end of it and try peeling it off... the heat should make the adhesive melt away from the car and you should be able to pull the pin striping right off... hope this helps :)

DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 05:33 PM

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Heres a picture of the rear. Ill go out in a bit and get one of the side with the brush stroke.

Old picture but heres the wavy brush stroke. Ill get a better picture later. Def paint.

drizzle_dizzle 05-23-2012 05:42 PM

IDK... i've seem some tricky pin striping before that looks exactly like paint... the rear one is definitely a sticker i would definitely try the heat gun procedure to the back... the side i can't really tell. But i used to do that shit every day and i know that it may look like a brush stroke but indeed it may not be... when you get a better picture of the side let me see.. cause the back I'm almost positive you can use a heat gun and it won't mess up your paint.

DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 05:49 PM

Posted via FF Mobile Ill take close ups of everything in the next 10, 15 mins.

DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 06:00 PM

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As you can see the tips of the pinstriping are different and not straight. Same on the sides, edges are not symetrical. Even has some chips and pittin in certain spots. As you can see on the last picture the brush stroke is cracking at the beginning. You can feel that its over the clearcoat.

drizzle_dizzle 05-23-2012 06:17 PM

okay... another way to do it is take 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water... take a soft rag (micro fiber or something similar) and rub in a circular motion over the pin striping try not to push on it cause you don't want your paint coming off... ORRRR if that doesn't work they have stuff called graffiti remover and that shit will get it off no problem... just after your done using either of these things WASH YOUR CAR IMMEDIATELY! and you should have no problem... if that doesn't work i have many other tricks i can tell you about :)

DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 06:27 PM

Posted via FF Mobile Should I try nail polish remover? Or E Z clean oven stuff?

drizzle_dizzle 05-23-2012 06:33 PM

nail polish remover might work if you dilute it.... don't put it directly on there or it will immediately eat your paint off... try doing what i said but instead of vinegar use nail polish remove or paint thinner... just dilute it that's all and then wash your car right away afterwards...

DrkKnight614 05-23-2012 06:35 PM

Posted via FF Mobile Yea ill put some on a microfiber cloth and see if that works.

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