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hey all, need some help with removing pin stripe on for maverick? any ideas?
 

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Go to a paint store and by a "caramel wheel". It's a rubber disk that is fitted to a drill and is used for that very purpose. p.s. won't take long to work out why it is called a caramel wheel.
 

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Start with a cupla cans of turkey and then heat gun it ,followed by some more cans and then some prepsol to remove the sticky stuff
 

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Be careful with a heatgun as they get very hot a hairdryer is better and some petrol to get rid of any sticky bits
 

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I wouldn't be using a caramel wheel as you don't know whether the paint has been touched up in acrylic and you will do more harm then good if you don't know how to use them. Caramel wheels will take acrylic and enamels off.

I'd be recommending either a hair dryer or heat gun to soften up a bit of the stripe at a time and then pulling it off. You don't want the panel to hot so start off by just warming the panel a little bit and seeing how warm you need to get the panel to remove it. Don't heat the panel to the point of not being able to touch it or you will start taking off paint too.

Once you have removed the stripe then you will have to remove the glue with wax & grease remover (prepsol). What I generally do is spray or wet a rag up and leave it on the panel for a couple of minutes which will soften up the glue a bit then it will come off easier. Unfortunately there is no quick or easy way of removing stripes off older cars.

Cheers ****.
 

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Start with a cupla cans of turkey and then heat gun it ,followed by some more cans and then some prepsol to remove the sticky stuff

this is the only way to go works great. I would probably have a few more cans along the way but
 

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i used a heat gun and perspex. then to get the glue off this detailing shop just gave me a bottle of this stuff to use.
 

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the rubber wheel works great i used it on mine to get pin stripes off. By using a cordless drill on the lowest setting and just enough force you wont damage the paint.
 

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the rubber wheel works great i used it on mine to get pin stripes off. By using a cordless drill on the lowest setting and just enough force you wont damage the paint.
That's bull***** mate.:rolleyes:

It wont hurt factory baked enamel but it WILL stuff acrylic and cheap enamels.

Unless you can tell what sort of paint is on his 4wd without seeing it and if it's been touched up you cant say it wont hurt his paint. I'd garrentee it's been touched up on more then one accassion.

Cheers ****.
 

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x2 on the caramel wheel you will damage acylic and cheap types of paint.If the car is 2 pac you can most definately go ya hardest with the caramel wheel. safest bet is heat gun, prepsol , but be careful with the heat gun, lowest setting and heat up whole lengths dont keep it in one spot.
 

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yeah mate i have taken the stripes of mine. I just left the rig out in the hot qld sun, sprayed the surface with inox and got into it with a bit of plastic with a sharpish edge. (old keycard or something a little more rigid works). Bit of a polish got rid of the left overs.

Looks way better now to!
 

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Am i a bit ol;d in the head for liking pin striping? The dude i sold my lux to took the stripes off, and now it looks crap!
 
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