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removing pin stripe glue....

well i removed my pin strips now i have to go about the task of removing the glue left behind any 1 done this b4 or have any ideas?
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They sell stuff at autozone called sticker shock all you have to do is spray it on and the glue will wipe off.
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thanks will do
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wd-40 and a rag
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I used a die grinder with a rubber wheel on it.
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i used a powerwasher to remove the stripes

then for the glue i used charcoal lighter fluid with great results
be sure to wash the truck afterwards though
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I used Goo-Gone. It took some elbow-grease, but it worked well.
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yeah ive used goo gone with good results, also a good coat of wax afterwords
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The rubber wheel works great and its fast.
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when you guys removed your pin stripes, did you notice the paint was much brighter underneath, or did a good coat of wax blend it in? i'm thinking of removing mine, but I dont want it to look like there was a stripe there....
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wd-40. it took a while too
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I took mine off but it didn't leave any glue behind. I also used a hair dryer to heat them up though. After I just put some goo gone all over it anyways then hit it with a coat of wax, didn't notice it being lighter or darker than the rest of the truck, but mine is an 02 so I doubt it has faded at all, and it sure did look a hell of a lot better. Hit it with a coat of wax and see if it makes a difference.

Seeings how your's is a 96, it might be a little more faded. Do you have any pics of it befor and after?

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all that stuff will work but depending on how old or long those stripes have been on they will def leave a shadow in the paint. The only way to fix that is too repaint. even then i have had to primer over where old pin stripes used to be so it wouldn't bleed through the new paint.
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when you guys removed your pin stripes, did you notice the paint was much brighter underneath, or did a good coat of wax blend it in? i'm thinking of removing mine, but I dont want it to look like there was a stripe there....
yeah, it happened to my 01 ranger when i took them off, its just fade from the sun really. just good wax job should blend it enough. it is only really noticeble up close tho.

i never notice mine unless im within 2 feet of it. But my truck is black so
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ya, mine is a 94, i think i'll just leave it on.
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So a heat gun for removing my stupid woodgrain pin stripes would be best?
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Yes that's what I used for mine. Just make sure that the paint doesn't get too hot. And be prepared for some sore thumbs.
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wd-40 and a rag
This. Then a full car wash with dish detergent and then a clay bar and then a good wax.
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the best product for removing adheisive that i have EVER used is from ZEP, it's called Big Orange. this stuff works like you would not believe!
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I'd use a hair dryer thats how i took off my dealer sticker 2 days after i bought it
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oh man, i've been meaning to take the dealer sticker off mine, and i've had it alot longer than 2 days...
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This is what mine looked like before i removed it in front of the salesman. Lets just say he wasnt happy thet I didnt want to advertise them.

http://www.plattsburghford.com/index.htm

Its the top right picture
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