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Pinstripe removal.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tman12, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Tman12

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    I would like to remove the pinstripes on my truck but am afraid that if i do their will be a line where the exposed paint has faded. Its an 01 that dosnt seem faded to me and stays under a car port. Is their anyway to know or find out with out removing it??
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Delmarva

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    cut a small portion off of the pinstripe and look under -- that will be one risk you take by removing the pinstripe...

    Some guys with older 1gens who debadged have "ghosting" from non-fading paint...
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    this is true....but, with a good buffing/polishing......it'll belnd very well...enough to where you cant tell.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    ^^
    forgot to mention the buffing... thanks! :D
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i took the stripes off my 96...they were noticable, but only in DIRECT sunlight. After a few buffings and a few summers of sun, there not so noticable now. What color is your truck your doing it to?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Im not sure what Toyota calls but its like a maroon.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    It should be ok after some polishing and waxing. Im sure you could google this and find a good polish to help blend the two so its not as noticable.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    my friend & removed mine on my taco, we used a heat gun, warm it up a bit, use gloves & push the way u r going! then we took the decal removal stuff, from a ca at advanced to get the glue residue off! we did wax a part on the cab, & u could hardly tell that there was a pin stripe there!
     
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