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06-11-2013 04:28 PM
ThaKillerKlown Believe it or not I took my car to a freshly remodeled local car wash to rinse it off... I dropped in the quarters, flipped it to soap, squeezed the trigger and sprayed the front passenger side fender and the pin stripe came right off.

I guess due to the new nozzle ends and brand new high pressure spray system it cut it right off. After about 8$ in quarters, 30 minutes of my time, 99% of it came off cleanly.

I took it home, used a little acetone on a terry cloth towel and removed the remaining areas where the paint was thicker.
03-22-2013 04:13 PM
Shocktech102 Yes, Goo Off and all those other things barely remove bugs/sap and you really have to work it to get those off. Nail polish remover is safe to use on your paint. Don't obviously pour it on and expect results, but put some on a microfiber and work it into the paint or try the credit card trick.

-Matt
03-20-2013 04:59 PM
ThaKillerKlown Sorry to bring this back from the dead... I'm in the same boat, painted pin stripes over the clear coat on my 2011 SES. I want it off! It is paint and some of it has chipped off so I know its not a very good paint but its paint for sure...



I tried Oops and Goof Off with no luck. Should I try the nail polish remover?
05-29-2012 01:26 PM
drizzle_dizzle I definitely think the back was a little over the top but the side aren't THAT bad... i think your car has character. I'm glad the nail polish remover worked for you. But my vote is leave your car an individule and keep the stripes :) that's just me though :)
05-29-2012 12:27 PM
DrkKnight614 Posted via FF Mobile Actually haven't done the sides yet...maybe I won't, they at least flow somewhat nicely, unlike the random design that was on the back around the zx3, which I might debage lol.
05-28-2012 10:12 AM
lyonsroar Tinted clear coat isn't common today let alone back when that car was produced.

As for removal, it's done and he's happy.
05-28-2012 09:23 AM
HCAutoDetail Very likely a tinted clearcoat.


As for the other striping, having been on the car for 8 YEARS! You're probably going to see a difference in the color of your paint where the striping was removed. One option would be to recover those areas with another, more pleasing, pinstripe. But I'm guessing thats not to your liking. My vote would be to leave it.
05-25-2012 07:09 PM
dyn085 Also, if that is wax around your emblems, a toothbrush should help remove it.
05-25-2012 02:18 AM
lyonsroar Can't even tell!

You might have single stage paint if your rag turned green when you rubbed.
05-24-2012 06:29 PM
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