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Old 03-28-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Need HELP/INFO about removing bodyside stripes

I'm new here, and I couldn't find any related articles so I'm posting a new topic.

I just bought an 05 Bonneville GXP, Cranberry Red Metallic. The dealer had the bodyside stripes put on it (or it came from the factory that way, I don't really know), but I was wondering if there is a way to remove them without messing up the paint, and to not be able to see where they were after removal?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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are you refuring to the pin striping?


it requiers a stedyhand and a little bit of nerv the frist time but i use a NEW razor blade to remove them when im repainting a car. this techneque will leave some of the glue behind but that can be easaly remover with some mild paint thinners. then wash and wax.

also if there farely new like you are sugesting then they might peel off without and trouble (or might need some heat) then again wash and wax or you will see where it used to be.


now that i think about it the scond one will likely (almost 100% sure) be your best bet
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I think we need to determine if they're stuck on or painted on first.
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Should be stuck on. Usually they have someone roam the lot and stripe cars or atleast they did in our lot. Shouldnt be too hard to peel off. We had cars in the lot that hadnt moved in 6 months with stripes and you can go right out there and peel them off. If worse comes to worse, get a PLASTIC detailing blade[which will not hurt the clearcoat or paint at all], looks like a plastic razor blade, and use a heat gun and do it that way. Much safer than taking a metal razor blade and thinning your clear coat out.
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I read that "eraser bits" you put on drills take them right off. I think black and decker ameks one.
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Not on my car. No way in hell.
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