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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Pin Stripe removal

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I have some worn out pin striping on my car and was wondering the best way of removing it without damaging the paint. Thanks
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 07:10 PM
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there is an air tool you can get called an eraser, but depending on the pin stripe, it may not be the best thing for you, you might be able to peel it off as well...ask a body shops opinion, they should be able to tell you the best thing to do.

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use a heat gun or hair dryer and then clean off the sticky left behind.


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Pin Stripe removal

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They are old and flaking off, So I will try peeling them off with heat gun. Failing that I will ask the body shop.
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There are several types of stripe removal disc that you use with your 3/8 electric drill. You need to go to a auto paint supply store(English Color, Finish Masters, etc) and show them your car and they will tell you which one will work the best.
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There are several types of stripe removal disc that you use with your 3/8 electric drill. You need to go to a auto paint supply store(English Color, Finish Masters, etc) and show them your car and they will tell you which one will work the best.
Go to the paint supply and get a ASTRO brand eraser, They are the best!!!!! No 3m, not as good. Stick it on your air or electric drill and you're ready. Hair dryer is a waste of your time.
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those eraser wheels rock
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 07:47 PM
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Once the stripes are off, if you still have some adhesive left on the paint, use an adhesive remover, 3M, or No. 151 or 642 acrylic laquer thinner.
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Once the stripes are off, if you still have some adhesive left on the paint, use an adhesive remover, 3M, or No. 151 or 642 acrylic laquer thinner.
Not to bust your chops, but you shuld get all the adhesive off with the eraser, and thinner will dull the paint.
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Not to bust your chops, but you shuld get all the adhesive off with the eraser, and thinner will dull the paint.
yea it will

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i have never used any of the products listed by others, but all the professionals that i know that do graffics or lettering on vehicles peel off the stickers using heat if necessary and use a product called 140-SX-90 HFO to remove the residue.

use something attatched to a drill if you want but i wouldnt do that to the paint on my car.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2005, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Wow,


It's been a while since I checked this thread, lot's of good ideas here. Has anyone used this eraser before with good results? and on that note anyone used it with negative results? Thanks

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yea it will
Thinner won't dull the paint. If you rub in one spot long enough with a lot of pressure it will, otherwise no, it won't. Do it often on my dealers' lots. Auto recon is my business.


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Just realized I posted under my friends screen name, but thinner won't dull the paint.
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I have used my eraser disc so much that it now is the size of a quarter. I take pin stripes off all my friends cars with it and its quick and easy. The disc will not ruin the paint on your car and its better than taking a couple layers off with thinner. Fading the paint really depends on what type of paint your using. If you have a single stage paint then it very well could with neglagence of the user. If you have a two step base clear then you have a little more leeway before you go dipping into the color. Thinner is a trick some color shops use to figure if your car has a clear coat or not. they take a white rag and thinner, if the rag is colored when they are done with a light wipe then no clear coat. Back to the topic, thinners and heat guns take a long time and are more dangerous, stick with the astro eraser.
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Wheer are you located? If you want you can come get my eraser and try it out, I have no use for it anymore. I also have a air drill that you could use, while your at my house.
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I used an eraser wheel on a corded 3/8" drill to remove all the adhesive left over from debadging my car. No problems at all. paint looks brand new underneath it.

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