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Old 05-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #31
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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 :)
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #32
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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?
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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.

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Old 06-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #34
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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.
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