Painted Pin Stripe Removal

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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Painted Pin Stripe Removal in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Does any one know of a way to do this. Stripe is faded away in areas, I guess from buffing. ...
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    QuestionPainted Pin Stripe Removal

    Does any one know of a way to do this. Stripe is faded away in areas, I guess from buffing. Prev owner had a tape stripe on to cover it up. Now it's coming off. HELP!!!

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    kcnewell is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Use a heat gun on the tape striping. It'll come right off! You can more than likely get a striper to match the factory color and fix the original stuff after you get the tape off.

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    Travisty1976 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    yeah but how do I remove the perfectly good pin stripe on my 98 eldo

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    I would do it the same way. If your not comfortable doing it, take it to the dealer. Stuff like that isnt too expensive.

    Whats wrong with a perfectly good pinstripe???

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    how bout a power washer? i saw this guy remove one off his jeep while waiting to wash my car at the DIY washer place

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    Pressure washers can remove paint as well. If there is the slightest edge for it to get under, it's gone before you can release the trigger.
    Tape pinstripe can be removed with several different techniques;
    1. Heat gun and solvent
    2. 3M pinstripe removal wheel (mounts to a drill)
    3. 3M decal removal spray (mainly made for removal of large wood grain decals on old station wagons).
    Painted-on pin stripe can be removed via laquer thinner or similar solvent. It will remove the enamel-based stripe paint before attacking the urethane clear coat.
    *Note: I would suggest trying a small area in an out of the way area first to check the affect on the paint.

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