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Old 25 Jun 2017, 05:06 pm
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Default How to remove really old pinstripes

Not really Cruiser related, but I want to repaint my van. It's a 1994 and the pinstripes in some areas have basically become 'one with the paint'. Some of them haven't, but they are really crispy.

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With Paint that old......

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Thanks Lynn, given the age and the type of paint being used at that time. It won't be easy. You will also be able to see where they once were when you get them off. But back to you question. They make stripe remover. Do this in the shade on a cool surface. Lets it stay wetter longer. Use a plastic squeegee. To scrape it off. You will have some work on your hand on those really bad ones. You may try some enamel thinner or mineral spirits or you might even try some lacquer thinner ( try this in a small area on the paint to see if it bits into the finish) heat gun on the better shape strips, might be a better starting tool. Be really careful to not blister the paint.
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This also works with removing old decals.
I used these when I removed the company name from our old vans when we sold them. After the decal is gone you use WD40 and a rag to remove the adhesive.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Stripe-Whe.../dp/B00063VT0G
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Can't give any advice for that wheel. Never had one. Price might be why. Would like to know how that works out though.
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Thanks Lynn, given the age and the type of paint being used at that time. It won't be easy. You will also be able to see where they once were when you get them off. But back to you question. They make stripe remover. Do this in the shade on a cool surface. Lets it stay wetter longer. Use a plastic squeegee. To scrape it off. You will have some work on your hand on those really bad ones. You may try some enamel thinner or mineral spirits or you might even try some lacquer thinner ( try this in a small area on the paint to see if it bits into the finish) heat gun on the better shape strips, might be a better starting tool. Be really careful to not blister the paint.
Thanks! I will give this a try on the 'crispy but removable' ones.
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This also works with removing old decals.
I used these when I removed the company name from our old vans when we sold them. After the decal is gone you use WD40 and a rag to remove the adhesive.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Stripe-Whe.../dp/B00063VT0G
I might try this on the larger areas. Sounds like it may be worth a try.

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