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Removing Stripes

hey guys, my truck has the ugly blue/teal pinstripe and i was wondering what to use to remove it. i have heard of people using one of those erasers but idk if that will go through the paint easily. thanks
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try a hairdryer to warm up the stripe and then remove, just an idea...
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X2^^ if you need to also get a razor blade to help get it started
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3m makes an air wheel that will buzz the stripes right off and not mess with your paint. your best DIY solution would be a hair dryer razor blade and goo off/ goo gone (adhesive remover)
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A can of either one of these will get it off, you can get it at any auto parts store
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I used a hair dryer and go gone on both stangs. Unfortunately, the fox body's pull up paint as well! YIkes!! I guess 19 year old pinstripping wanted to stay on! hehehe Good luck!
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haha, would a heat gun work better? or would it get too hot?
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might bubble the paint, so be careful lol

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i used a heat gun on mine, it was 8 years of chipted and faded pinstripe. a razor blade and heat gun work nicely just take your time and dont cut up your paint.
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sweet sweet, thanks people!
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I used a hair dryer and my finger nail, worked good. Then used some wax once I got all the striping off...
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mapp gas torch

lol j/k...i had bits of stripes onmy truck i just used a hair dryer also and some goo gone
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haha, ill have to give somethin a try, thanks guys!!! much appreciated!
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Rubber wheel. Won't hurt the paint. http://www.gamart.com.au/cms/assets/...el_Package.jpg
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might bubble the paint, so be careful lol


if you bubble your paint with a heat gun you dont deserve to ever touch a vehicle, how you wouldnt realize that youre putting way to much heat on the paint i have no idea.

personally its as easy as putting some heat on sections of the pinstripe and pulling up and away while moving the heat down the stripe. no need to spend money on an eraser wheel or use a razor blade.
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does anyone have pics of when they did it?
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bullet do you have side pics of your truck? im pretty sure i have the same stripes lo

edit : looked at your album and theyre kinda the same but i have squigglish designs at the end of my stripes on the back
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A heat gun will be fine if your not an idiot.

When I took mine off, I used one. It wasn't bad at all. Don't use your thumb nail to take it off though. My thumbs killed for a good 2-3 days afterwards lol. And don't use a razor blade. All it takes is one careless look away and your paint is ruined.

Those 3M rubber wheels are great for taking the left over glue off, but I found that I burned through them too quickly when I tried to remove the actual striping.
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okay guys, sweet, yeah i have used a heat gun on decals before, i wont be an idiot, hopefully my dad will let me take it off because i think he kinda likes it :( but ill just give him alot of pressure lol :), thanks guys
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as far as i know the original color really matters in Re-sell value...
but still u want new color so first remove stickers label etc through that spray, given in reply 2
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mgn - I dont think putting up a sig with just advertising another forum is a good idea - along with the fact that:

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You arent taking the credit to the proper folks that actually designed this forum; I wont bash that its a ranger site, but i -think- it may be slightly against the rules on here?

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if you dont want to spend any money you can just put your truck in the sun or (hair dryer) and use rubbing alcohol then wash
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sweet this helped me out, i wanna get my pinstrip off of mine aswell :)
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mgn - I dont think putting up a sig with just advertising another forum is a good idea - along with the fact that:

Love This Forum! - Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts and beginners alike!

You arent taking the credit to the proper folks that actually designed this forum; I wont bash that its a ranger site, but i -think- it may be slightly against the rules on here?
pretty sure its against the rules and it just looks bad
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use a razor blade and peel it off my dad said they come off really easy maybe warm them up first
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