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Unread 06-17-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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removing pinstripe

does anyone know how to get this crappy pin stripe off my jeep? ive tried the hair dryer and razor method as well as goo gone and it still wont come off (just left me with scratches from the razor)

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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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I'd say goo gone and a razor, you have to be very careful with the razor and hold it at the right angle.

Get the goo gone that is a gel form so it will stick to it, and let it sit on the stripe for a while.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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Google "Pinstripe eraser" It's a rubber wheel you put on a drill, and it rubs it off.... Or a hairdryer/ low heat on a heat gun, and dental floss, or a bondo scraper, or credit card and goo gone. Never understood folks taking a razor blade after the paint on a vehicle...
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Unread 06-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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i used acetone and a bondo knife
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Unread 06-18-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Those pinstripe erasers work awesome, and dont hurt the paint in the least. Works just like a pencil eraser. Also, I think most good auto parts places sell them. If you are going to use a razor blade on paint, they make plastic ones that dont cut in, but also dont work very well.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 05:51 PM   #6
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pin stripe eraser any parts house should have them, the cheap ones are mad by Astro and you can just chuck it up in you battery drill
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Unread 06-20-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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For the record, the stripe eraser absolutely mauled my paint. My stripe is decaying and almost dry-rotting, so I'm betting that it'll work better on newer stripes and less aged glue. If you go for it, be very careful in an inconspicuous area. Otherwise, I'd just live with it.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #8
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Really? The first time I used one, I tried it on a junk car first and held it in one spot for like 5 min and it did nothing to the paint at all. Also I have used one on probly 15-20 diff cars and never affected the paint at all. But just in case it would be a good idea to try it in an inconspicuous area like was said.
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