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Old 02-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Removing pinstripe/stickers/decals

I bought a black 95.5 Tacoma and I'd like to black it out. The truck has the original pinstripe/stickers/decals on the side and back and I was wondering if there is any good way to remove them. Will there be any sun fading issue? Any help would be great.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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I would use a hair dryer and some fishing line. Make sure to slightly pull the line towards you so that you don't mess up the paint on the truck.

I also used Goof Off to get rid of the leftover adhesives, that was left on the truck. I tried to get as little of it on the paint as possible.. I had some fading, but after polishing the spots where the emblems used to be for several minutes the paint looked good as new.

Edit- I don't really have any sound advice on removing the pin stripe without possibly damaging the paint.
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I would use a hair dryer and some fishing line. Make sure to slightly pull the line towards you so that you don't mess up the paint on the truck.

I also used Goof Off to get rid of the leftover adhesives, that was left on the truck. I tried to get as little of it on the paint as possible.. I had some fading, but after polishing the spots where the emblems used to be for several minutes the paint looked good as new.

Edit- I don't really have any sound advice on removing the pin stripe without possibly damaging the paint.
This is exactly what I did and it came out perfect.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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I found some decal remover at Advance Auto Parts that worked wonderfully, just don't get it in your eyes, I learned the hard way to wear safety glasses...

I used it to remove a ton of decals off a van I purchased...
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on my tundra that i just traded in for my taco '12 tss. i just peeled the decals with my fingernails. then cleaned with wd40/goo-gone. it took me a while, but came out great. you aren't going to hurt the finish with your fingernails. do it on a sunny day when decals are less brittle.

i just went outside and peeled off one side of my tss decals. easy money
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I would use a hair dryer and some fishing line. Make sure to slightly pull the line towards you so that you don't mess up the paint on the truck.

I also used Goof Off to get rid of the leftover adhesives, that was left on the truck. I tried to get as little of it on the paint as possible.. I had some fading, but after polishing the spots where the emblems used to be for several minutes the paint looked good as new.

Edit- I don't really have any sound advice on removing the pin stripe without possibly damaging the paint.
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That works great for emblems but the OP is wanting to remove decals and pinstriping. In the past I have used a hair dryer or heat gun and a plastic scraper but you have to be careful especially if you use a heat gun. WD40 works good as a residue remover as well as goo gone.
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Goo Gone and a soft rag.
I try not to use a scraper harder than my thumb nail.

Be sure to wash area right afterward with car soap and water. Apply Wax soon after too as goo gone removes all wax.
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If you want a quick( with a small amount of elbow grease) use gas. Yes I said GAS. It doesn't hurt the clear oat at all and it gets the most stubborn things off the paint. I would wash and apply wax after though
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