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want to remove stripes, will my paint look bad?

This is a discussion on want to remove stripes, will my paint look bad? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; pretty much what the title says... my recently purchased 02 SS came with stripes (which are vinyl, not paint, and ...

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    want to remove stripes, will my paint look bad?

    pretty much what the title says... my recently purchased 02 SS came with stripes (which are vinyl, not paint, and peeling on the edges). Most people wouldn't notice, but it has been buggin the hell outta me. So two questions here: whats the best way to remove the stripes without screwing up the paint, and is my paint going to be a different color underneath? the car is black, and the paint on the rest of the car still looks very good. there is ~20k miles on it, supposedly it was garaged by the previous owner unless being driven. anyone have relevant experience or any input?

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    you might be able to wet sand the paint where the stickers were... but you would need to shoot a new layer clear coat.. I dunno, is anyone a body man or woman? lol

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    use a hair dryer to heat the stickers up and that will help but it will be a pain in the but you shouldnt need to do any thing to the paint after you get all the adheseve off. its up to you if you see its faded and want to paint it after that

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    im sure there will be a fade line... my vette has a non faded logo on the back you can see if you get the light just right on it...

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    Worst case scenario the paint under the decal will be darker than the paint on the rest of the car. Just give it a great detail or have someone buff out the car and it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Worst case scenario the paint under the decal will be darker than the paint on the rest of the car. Just give it a great detail or have someone buff out the car and it will be fine.
    x2 if the paint is still like new, then a good wax and polish should take out and lines the stripes leave behind.

    Just get lots of heat on them and then use goo gone on the glue that is left behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    x2 if the paint is still like new, then a good wax and polish should take out and lines the stripes leave behind.

    Just get lots of heat on them and then use goo gone on the glue that is left behind.
    Goo gone or even wd-40 works well also. With 20k on the clock and always garaged, I cant see the paint being in bad shape.

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    i bought my car w/both orange hockey stripes and hood stripes.

    my car had 21k on the clock. they were vinyl, and after washing the car i peeled them off with just my fingers. they came off and then i washed the car again and waxed it. left no lines, no scratches, didnt damage the paint or finish, etc...

    just grip and rip. no need to use a hairdryer/heat gun, car is black. put it out in the sun...

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    When I bought mine it had yellow stripes on it. My buddy saw an edge and decided to start peeling. I had 35k when i bought mine and the paint was fine underneathe. Just getting the adhesive off was a pain in the ass... took me a weekend to do (between work and such). But as far as the paint goes, you should be just fine. Mine doesn't even have a fade line and it was garaged i believe.

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    thanks for all the input guys... i'm going to give it a shot next time I have a nice sunny day. I will let you know how it went

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    I've had very good luck with one of these.

    http://www.autobarn.net/3m-07498.html

    It'svery easy to use and easy on paint.

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