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Old 07-17-2006, 12:10 AM   #11
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My uncle has a tip to put on a buffer to buff pinstripes off. Looks kinda like a pencil eraser. I may try the heat-trick, though. My stripes are coming off.
Yep, it'* called an eraser bit. I believe they have them you can put on drills too, at a slow speed of course.
You kind of need previous experience with these. It'* real easy to burn through the paint.
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After the srtipe is removed use acetone to remove any glue thats left
behind,works real good

acetone can be found in nail polish remover(read the label)

i've used it(nail polish remover) many times before,awsome...
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thanks for teh replies.. i'm off this wednesday and I'm going to try to remove it then.
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i'm off this wednesday and I'm going to try to remove it then.
let us know how it works out......
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If you are going to get the can of acetone anyway. My pinstripes were original/painted. I put the acetone on the stripe with a Q-tip (6"-1ft at a time) and used my fingernail and a piece of soft plastic to pick it off. Worked fine and childproof. A few places it looked a little hazy. So i rubbed it with some scratch remover and it was fine.

I caught on to the acetone when my wife drove her black Exploder through a 5 gallon puddle of white paint that had fallen off the back of a truck. Took off slings from front to back. The acetone seems to nab any foreign paint, but isn't strong enough to damage the clearcoat.

YMMV, but it worked OK for me.
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my wife drove her black Exploder through a 5 gallon puddle of white paint that had fallen off the back of a truck.
lol.......women











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If you are going to get the can of acetone anyway. My pinstripes were original/painted. I put the acetone on the stripe with a Q-tip (6"-1ft at a time) and used my fingernail and a piece of soft plastic to pick it off. Worked fine and childproof. A few places it looked a little hazy. So i rubbed it with some scratch remover and it was fine.
Acetone is great stuff. I have a gallon or so around most of the time. It removes wax, grease, tar, bugs, enamel, laquer, and latex paints. It doesn't harm the catylized resin paints on cars. It just can't disolve them or break the bond between layers.

Two words of caution. First, wear rubber gloves (cheap hospital type) when using it cause it drys out your hands something fierce. Second, keep it away from bare plastic cause it will disolve most of them as well. It'* OK on vulcanized rubber, like door seals, but it will craze the surface of plastic trim.
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