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Old 06-19-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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My exterior trim on my white villa is a gold strip and on my bright white car it stands out.

Is there a good way to remove the trim without leaving a "tan line" is starting to flake off

or just the old peel and soap water removal
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probably not.

If moldings / stickers / trim have been on for quite some time - they paint underneath will not be exposed to the same elements as the rest of the paint.

It may not be horrible - but if you look - you will notice it.

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by "exterior trim" are you talking about the pinstripe, or part of the body cladding?

if it is the pinstripe, they can be removed pretty easily. I found something like this at my local auto parts store http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...ripe%2Cremoval

it works better then any other method I tried, much much faster and worth the money. my car is red, and my parts car is red also, but had some gold pinstriping on it. after I removed the stripes, there is still a little bit of a line there, but usually a good polish or maybe even a clay bar would remove the lines.

that eraser is the way to go for pinstripe removal, I tried the hair dryer trick..... very very long time for little progress. with the eraser on my drill, I did both front fenders and the back passenger door in about 30 - 45 minutes, if that

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I checked his car in another thread. He is talking about the molding stripe.
not pin stripe.

you could always paint over it.
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