ill def be out tonight
any of you know how to remove pinstripes? i'm picking up a new fender tomorrow (which im pretty sure is the same color as my car, thank goodness) but it has a gold pinstripe. if anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated!!!
also, sorry i can't make it to any meets, i have class on tuesdays from 6-9:30
As for the pinstripes, I've seen it done at the shop with a rubber wheel, but you could also try a hair dryer and your fingernail.
Heat the stripe with a hair dryer.
Peel the stripe slowly, pulling it off at a 90-degree angle while heating the next section. Do not overheat the paint, or it will be more likely to chip.
Use a plastic putty knife if you don't have long fingernails, but be careful not to scratch the paint.
Put some multipurpose cleaner and lubricant, such as WD-40, on a scrubbing pad (the type with a net covering) and rub off the leftover adhesive.
If the stripes are old, they may not peel off easily, even with heat. Soak them with WD-40 for 15 minutes and then try scraping.
Wash the car thoroughly with mild soap.
Wax and enjoy!
You should be able to just use your finger nail to get it started on a hot day and then just peel it off. That is what I did to mine, however mine came off the day I bought the car home from the dealer when it was new. Depending on how old your paint is and how long the stripes have been on will depend on how much waxing you will need to do once they are off.
woah, i need to get one of those rubber wheels! and thanks for all the help, you guys are awesome! i just got a fender from an 02 Jetta for my 99.5 Jetta. it's not quite the same color, but i don't exactly have the funds to do anything about it right now :/
I see you like stickers. If you ever need some custom stickers made up, post your request here. Jon is the sticker man. Hopefully you remember your log-in info.
Spotted Lionel at the Tyson's Capital Dubs meet tonight!
I worked on 5 cars, and didn't have time to chat much, but thanks for your help man! !
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