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Factory Pin Srtipe question

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Big Time, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Big Time

    Big Time Senior User

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    Hello,
    Can anyone tell me how to safely remove factory pinstripe or decals off a car that has a soft clearcoat?Without hurting the finish?Mainly want to remove the dealers name that looks like the same as pinstriping material.
    Thanks a bunch,
    Big Time
     
  2. tehan2

    tehan2 NRA & GOAL

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    the dealer name shouldn't be under the clearcoat (because the car comes painted and then the dealer adds their logo)

    Usually they are stickers and will come off with a little heat from a hair dryer and patience. However if they are painted on, a good detailer can buff them right out, without damage to the clearcoat.


    Hope that helps
     

  3. NotAMonte86

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    Depends on the car make and stealership.

    I had a Mazda that I bought new and the dealer's logo peeled right off with a fingernail.
     
  4. cpw006

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    I worked at a dealership in the detail department and we always had people wanting to remove them. We used either a hairdryer and peeled them off. If that did not work then sometimes we would use a razorblade and soapy water. You have to be very careful doing it this way but it works very well if you have a steady hand. Then to get the glue off just use any name brand cleaner wax and you should be good to go.
     
  5. Big Time

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    Thanks everybody,I used a hairdryer then cleaned up with zippo type lighter fluid,then wash/wax. Looks nice,like its supposed to.:thumbsup:
     
  6. tacoprerunner

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    :agree: