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Old 11-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Pin Strip Removal

I'm trying to blacken out my '00 TJ and want to remove the grey/red pin striping that it came with. My Jeep is black and I know that there will be marks where the paint under the striping is fresher looking, but I'm willing to wait until it fades in. Has anyone had any experience with this on an old car? Winter is coming here in MD, so I'm not sure the hairdryer trick would work in the cold.

I removed the chrome grill inserts a few weeks ago and this weekend I painted my headlight bezels black with Krylon. When I get new rims they will be black as well. I'm trying to make my own "Black-Ops" version.

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Old 11-27-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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Instead of a hair dryer try getting your hands on an actual heat gun, but be careful if you do because they put out a lot more heat. Another thing is are the pinstripes clear coated on or are they on top of the paint? Depending on how long they have been on there will determine how much the paint has faded around them and the marks it will leave behind from the fade.

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Old 11-27-2010, 01:15 PM   #3
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Is the pin stripe tape or paint.
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Just start pulling. If it doesn't work then start with a hair dryer. You will notice the difference from the faded paint. I'd buff your entire jeep to bring back the luster where you wouldn't notice a difference.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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I think it's just tape. I just got in from trying a credit card and goof off and was able to get off about a 6" section. That took me about a half hour and a lot of shivering since it's windy and in the 30s and I hate cold weather. I'm going to try my wife's hair dryer tomorrow before I spring for a heat gun. It's supposed to be warmer then too.

I should have never listened to the dealer when I bought it. I never liked the grill inserts or the pinstriping but I was told that it would leave marks if I removed them. The paint under the spot where I removed the pinstriping doesn't look too bad. I haven't washed my Jeep since the first six months I've owned it, so maybe the permadirt protected the finish
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Get a pinstripe eraser from an auto body store, or maybe even AZ etc...
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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Warm it with the hair dryer, then rub light salad oil into it. Let it soak in as much as possible. The salad oil unsticks the adhesive.
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warm it with the hair dryer, then rub light salad oil into it. Let it soak in as much as possible. The salad oil unsticks the adhesive.
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Warm it with the hair dryer, then rub light salad oil into it. Let it soak in as much as possible. The salad oil unsticks the adhesive.
And low in cholesterol right? I'm going to give that a try tomorrow. That'll be much gentler on the paint than Goof Off.

The eraser wheel sounds like an idea, but not an easy find local to me. Our auto parts shops where I live are small mom&pop shops for the most part. No Pep boys or Auto Zones around. I'd have to order it online if I went that route.

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Old 11-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #10
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I went to the closest Pep Boys last night looking to get one of those erasers, but they didn't have one. They did have a $15 heat gun though so I got it figuring it would be better than possibly breaking my wife's hair dryer. I was able to get just about all of it off with the exception of the gray stripe that was on the top of the hood. I think it was burnt in by the engine heat over the past 11 years.

here you can see the spot that I couldn't get off:


It's not too visible from a distance though.


Next week I'll be repainting the mirrors and will spray the flares in the spring.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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Ok, now get yourself some good old fashioned Ronsonol lighter fluid and a piece of terry cloth. Use it to remove any remaining adhesive.

MAKE SURE THE VEHICLE IS FREE OF DIRT OR GRIT BEFORE RUBBING

Then, if you have a buffer get some Meguiars cleaner wax and show it some love with a little elbow grease and you should be in good shape. If the cleaner wax doesn't do the trick then go to rubbing compound but BE VERY CAREFUL or you will burn your paint and you don't want to do that. After rubbing compound, then the cleaner wax then a good coat of wax.

Also, that heat gun you just bought can work magic on your faded flares. Try it first on something that doesn't matter like the milk jugs, then you tackle the flares.
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Looks great! But, then I have a weakness for round eyed, green Jeeps. Some black paint on those flairs and rub the ends of your bumper against a tree to get those tumors off if it. lol
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I personally would use 3M's 3 step system if you want a deep gloss and no residue/traces of the pinstripe once it is fully removed. This is all we use at the body shop I work at. I have the Meguiars, and it doesn't compare to the end result of the 3M. Just my 2 cents...It's not cheap, but it will benefit in the end. You WILL need a rotary buffer and the foam pads to achieve the best results...and as Kate said, you should be careful, you can burn through the clearcoat if not careful, especially on a finish that is older and seen the elements over the years.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:17 PM   #14
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The pinstripes are completely off of the vehicle except for the backed on part that is shown in the picture. I used the Goof Off on it for the residue (smells like lighter fluid). For some reason, the gray stripes were more stuborn than the red ones and where there should have been gray on the hood, it was what is seen in the picture. It wasn't gray but just the baked on residue. The red line was right next to the line shown towards the center of the hood. I'm hoping that when I get around to putting a coat of wax on it, it'll buff out better. I may have to compound it out. Still looks far better without the pinstriping. IMO, pinstriping is for low riders, not Jeeps.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:42 AM   #15
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Try clay bar on the residue first, if that doesn't cut it, a bit of polish will probably take care of it. Then wax it all up nicely for winter...
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Next week I'll be repainting the mirrors and will spray the flares in the spring.
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Just take that heat gun to the flares I did it to mine and it worked really well. Didn't end up very spotty at all.
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careful using a clay bar on black, though. i took some decals and such off my '95 yj a few months ago. got sick of looking at them. they had been on there for a long time. i spent hours upon hours taking them off with a plastic razor blade. lacquer thinner removed the residue so easily. then i took some wax (carnauba wax) and waxed the areas a bit. looks better than the rest of the jeep.. i also repainted my fender flares. i heard krylon was the way to go, but i couldn't find any and settled for rustoleum all-surface paint. i spent two hours removing the rusted screws and stuck clips on the front driver's side, so i taped up the jeep and painted away. even got some pretty gnarly overspray on the jeep. carnauba wax took it off after half an hour to an hour of it sitting on the paint. my fender flares still look like new four months later.
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and she looks healthier, too.
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careful using a clay bar on black, though.
Why? I've clayed several black vehicles on several occasions, I can't imagine what kind of issues you are worried about, other than removing the crud from the paint..... which is it's intended purpose. The only thing I can think that might cause a problem is that you'll have an actual clean spot, and end up doing the entire Jeep, which will take about half an hour....
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Vaseline and WD-40 are used to remove road paint (white line, yellow line stuff), so it may work per this site.
Toulene is a potent product used to remove road paint and is found in various cleaners.
Acetone will remove most adhesives but it's very potent. Use with care. I use it when making golf clubs to ensure the plastic ferrules are nice and shiney plus to remove any epoxy glue residue.
Good old paint thinner/varsol may do the job as well.
Probably best to use products designated for the purpose intended even if they cost a little more.
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Acetone can harm your paint so can lacquer thinner.
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just had mine taken off...little rubber removal wheel does the trick in minutes.
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Why? I've clayed several black vehicles on several occasions, I can't imagine what kind of issues you are worried about, other than removing the crud from the paint..... which is it's intended purpose. The only thing I can think that might cause a problem is that you'll have an actual clean spot, and end up doing the entire Jeep, which will take about half an hour....

yes yes. i work in a detail shop. i've seen some bad outcomes with the clay bar, haha. the claybar works real well-- you can scratch the out of the vehicle if you're careless. i only intended to forewarn!
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I ordered a clay bar online since I don't think I'll be able to make it to an auto store this week. I figured I'll just try a small section and if it don't work or looks like it's doing more harm that good I'll just live with it. Dirt/mud always covers small imperfections so nicely on a Jeep. I also ordered some wax since I doubt what has been in my basement is still any good.
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Should I get a polisher or is hand waxing still the way to go?
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i hand-waxed my yj after stripe and decal removal.. mm.. so shiny. you can find carnauba wax at wal-mart, too, if you're after a decent wax. but as you said: 'dirt/mud always covers small imperfections so nicely on a jeep.'
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it's a bit funny.. the spots i waxed are a deeper red and more glossy than the rest of the rig. i need to get out there and wax it all one day.. blug. gotta wash all the mud and grass off first.
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OK, word of warning with the claybar.... DON'T drop it.. Tear it in half before you start using it, and put the unused half in a baggie away safely. IF you do drop it... throw it away and use the other half... It's so sticky I have a hard time turning loose of one.. But that is a good bit of advice that I had forgotten about. Other wise you will be amazed at what a nice claybar job will do for your paint... Do it all, especially the hood, everything settles on the hood. Rub your finger tips over it after you've done a section... That's all you need to know right there, the way it feels compared to the un clayed parts will blow your mind...
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clay bar wont remove the strip but it will pick up small stuff stuck inside the paint.
you use it before you polish the paint. remember, use soapy water or even quick detailer as lubricant, do not dry rub or drop it.
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I use starting fluid for diesel engines it works fast and a heat gun, but wipe the starting fluid off fast, it will eat the paint away but it gets rid of any trace of it being there

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