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Pinstripe removal need help asap!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jjw1, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    jjw1

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    im thinking about removing the pinstripe off of my 2006. its not the paint on kind its the sticker like kind. im not sure what to do and im afraid that after i remove it the paint will be faded. i need help and advice on doing it. will clay bar/polish/ wax remove the fade??? i took some off today but it dont look faded all that bad. what do i do now? when i was doing it the pinstripe kept snapping. what can i do to make removing easier??
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    Since it's a 2006 more than likely it will be faded a tad. What you can do is remove a small section of it that is less noticeable (ie. a piece right next to the edge of a door) and see if its faded.

    If you decide to remove them, use a blowdryer or hairdryer and take your time. It is frustrating but in the end its worth it!
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    i removed mine last year and polished where the stripes were then clay barred the truck and waxed and you could barely see where it was if you looked hard. if you didnt know it was there you would never know. i used a hair drier to help get mine off. hope this helps!
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    well, i have removed a section off of the tailgate n its a lil bit faded but u have to really look for it...another member on here had his takin off of his 99 taco n said it was fine n that clay bar/polish/wax did the trick n his truck was black...btw my truck is parked in a car port all the time...still want the pinstripe off....i hate the gold!!!
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah you're right it would be the other way around.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Go for it then. Worst-case scenario, you decide its too faded, and buy a pin stripe kit for $10 and re-do it.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    idk if this helps but i have the toyoguard plus pkg on my truck which includes the paint sealant but doesnt cover the pinstripe...so is that better???
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    yah n im the type of person that is paranoid about their truck!!!
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    I removed most of mine a while back and just recently bumped into a post. When I got my truck back from the bodyshop my pinstriping was back on :confused:. I guess they figured it came off on accident. lol.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    what a bunch of dip shits!!!:D
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    just went to Autozone n spent $100 on stuff to start/finish the new project!!! haha
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    ha ! you guys don't know pinstrip hell until you remove a 'double painted' pinstripe off a 10 year old audi !
     
  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    the pinstripe on my truck is triple lined!!! 3 lines on each!!!
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    I did the same on my '05. This 3M pinstripe eraser wheel is probably the fastest and easiest way I have found that will get the pinstripes off. Hook it up to a drill and the eraser will take the stripes off the whole truck in within 20 mins. Doesn't harm the paint and it also reduces the fadeness of the paint if you go over the area a few times after the pinstripes are removed..
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  15. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    ahh yes but was it "painted" on with paint over a decade old ?
     
  16. Jul 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    hell no!!! haahaa now i c what u mean!!!
     
  17. Jul 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    where can i get a pinstripe eraser??? i want one now....will it take off pinstripes that arent painted on???:confused:
     
  18. Jul 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    A heat gun takes pinstripe right off, then buff it with some clearcoat polishing compound, then wax. Looks perfect.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    ok then!!! will do!!!
     
  20. Jul 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    Auto parts store. Bought mine at O-Reilly's, about $35 but well worth it. Mine was not painted on and worked great. Also will take the leftover goo off too.

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