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Old 05-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #21
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Posted via FF Mobile So I used nail polish remover, a microfiber cloth and no issues. I just did the back for now, the white came off easliy, the black was alittle bit more difficult. The white came off with the cloth, the black I had to keep applying the remover and used a plastic card to scrape it off. Worked like a charm. So glad it was easy.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #23
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Posted via FF Mobile Only thing I was worried because I started seeing some greenish coming onto the white cloth I was using...but it doesnt look like the paint is messed up at all and it feels the same as the clear coat. Maybe the pinstriping clung to some of the factory paint and thats what I was seeing? I wasn't rubbing that hard and I didnt let the remover sit there for extended periods of time. Yea Ill get a pick when I go out to my car later. Now Im trying to decide if I really want to do the sides or not lol. Its been on my car for 8 years and is what seperates my car from everyone elses. The front pintstriping on the fenders dont go with the lines of the car, but the back does. But I dont like pinstripes on cars lol. What you think? Leave em or take em off? The back def looks better.
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what color is your car? if it flat (non-metallic) green?
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #25
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Can't even tell!

You might have single stage paint if your rag turned green when you rubbed.
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Also, if that is wax around your emblems, a toothbrush should help remove it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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