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    Best way to take off pin-stripe???

    What is the best way to take pin-striping off a car. It is 20 years old, will that make a difference?


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    3M sells a stripe eraser that you run in a drill..

    that does a reasonable job. You can use 3M weatherstripping/adhesive remover to get the last bit. Many times you'll see that the paint has faded around the stripped ares.
    Painted stripes can be removed with paint thinner, but while the color is gone, I've seen a "build-up" left behind, when viewed at just the right angle!

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    Re: Best way to take off pin-stripe???

    Is the stripe painted or sticker?

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    Pinstripe Removal:

    Pinstripe Removal:
    Use an Eraser Wheel (Wurth P/T # 058591) 3.5-inch x 5/8-inch eraser wheel fits on (a slow speed, 3,500) machine and will remove decals, pin striping or adhesive without harming the paint surface Install an arbor and attach to drill, before first use ‘roughen’ the wheel on a clean surface (i.e. workbench)
    Do not leave on one area for extended period as this may cause paint burning due to friction heat, observe running direction (opposite to working direction)

    Painted pinstripes are usually sign painters enamel, to remove use mineral spirits on a towel and rub lightly. The stripe will start to be removed. Use mineral spirits sparingly and lightly rub the surface; otherwise there is a risk of marring the surface.

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    Re: Best way to take off pin-stripe???

    If a sticker pin stripe, lighter fluid will work. Just soak for a few seconds. I have used it to remove old decals and all residue without any harm to paint.

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    heat gun

    heat gun is the ancient method that hasn't been improved on. Adhesive melts long before paint.

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