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Removing the stock pinstripes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by un par de tenis, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Feb 13, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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    un par de tenis

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    My black 2010 came with gray pinstripes on each side of it. They looked good when the truck was new, but now they're starting to fade pretty badly, and I think I'd prefer the blacked out look.

    What would be the best way to remove these? It looks like they're just stickers, would I be fine just peeling them off?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    outlawtacoma

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    Yeah and use some goo gone to get the residue off.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    I would just be concerned that the paint underneath the pin stripping is a touch darker (ghosting) as the sun hasnt touched it since it was made. Not sure if that will actually occur but worth a thought.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    You are lucky, mine are under the clear coat.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    These are amazing! Used one to take off a ton of pinstriping on an old conversion van... worked really well, and one wheel easily finished an all-day job! Just follow 3M's instructions and watch your speed... even on a horribly cared for, 15 year old van, the paint fading under the pinstripes wasn't bad, and easily polished out...
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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    This is something I hadn't thought about. The fading is only really bad on the driver side doors, so I can live with it for now, but they are gonna come off soon.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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    Real amazing for removing residue left from the emblems when debadging.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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