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Pin Stripe removal issue

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by marrone04, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    marrone04

    marrone04 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Long time stalker of this thread and fist post in a long time. I bought a Black 2018 Tacoma Sport and removed the white pinstripes myself with WD-40 and my finger nails. The pin stripe was definatley painted on. It came off pretty easy but after buffing and washing multiple times I still have specs of white on the truck. I can go and swipe at each microscopic piece and they do wipe off so it’s not attached to the paint. Any ideas of a quick and easy way to get rid of all of this. I will take a picture at lunch to show what I am dealing with.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    GF8er

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    I'd try a clay bar.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    2016Tacoman

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    Did you notice any fading where the stripe was ?
     
  4. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Malibu7tss

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    I second the clay bar
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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    No fading at all. I asked the dealer if they thought it was safe and they told me stripe was put on less than a month before I bought it.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    here4cake

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    If you removed it with your fingers, it was not painted on.

    Failing desired results with a clay bar, a dual action polisher with a very light cutting compound will make easy work of it.
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    It would be very odd to be painted on. I used the 3M pinstripe removal wheel on my decals and it worked well. Feels like it's grinding the metal but it's perfectly safe.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    OriginalMan

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    Dealer still put on pinstripes? That’s old school.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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  10. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Every Tacoma at my dealer had pinstripes. Even had a little Toyota logo in it. I asked them to not put them on mine when I ordered. Saved me a good hour or two of removal.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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  12. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    I have them on my 16 SR5
     
  13. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    or a sharp utility blade, I used to remove them with this when I did body work, not a big deal if you know how to do it...
     
  14. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    The dealer said they painted them on. Definitely felt like scraping paint rather than pulling adheasive. Either way it’s off. I’ll try the clay bar and see what happens. Thanks everyone.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    For nice flat surfaces, I'd be ok with that. But you gotta be careful not to nick the paint. The wheel is pretty fool proof, but messy.
     
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  16. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    agree...I am thinking about changing mine to another color since I do like it and it splits the color up a little..
     
  17. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    And a couple hundred bucks too. They charge out the ass for that shit and add it on to the sticker.
     
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