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Old 02-26-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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I know removal has been covered before, but this summer i'd really like to remove my the ugly pinstripe on my car. I want to get some opinions as to whether or not its worth doing since the car is going on 7 years old now because I have a feeling even if I take it off, the ghost of it will still be there. Could it still be removed completely without having to take it to the body shop?
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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yes it can be removed....many things you can use to remove it (gluegone) just search and for the pinstripe some civics look good with and with out depending on if u have anything to match with it...
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Keep it pinstripes are balla
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I took the pinstripes off my 2000 Civic 4dr, and theres tan lines that arent very noticeable, unless you're looking for them. What I did, was get either a heat gun, or a blow dryer, and warm up the pinstriping. Then peel/scrape it off with your fingernail (its actually not that hard/painful, b/c its warm, it'll come right off). Then get some Goof-Off (or something similar, like Goo-Gone. I used Goo-Gone. Smells like oranges ), and put some on a rag, then rub the adhesive off.
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I took the pinstripes off my 2000 Civic 4dr, and theres tan lines that arent very noticeable, unless you're looking for them. What I did, was get either a heat gun, or a blow dryer, and warm up the pinstriping. Then peel/scrape it off with your fingernail (its actually not that hard/painful, b/c its warm, it'll come right off). Then get some Goof-Off (or something similar, like Goo-Gone. I used Goo-Gone. Smells like oranges ), and put some on a rag, then rub the adhesive off.
did you use rubbing compound at all?
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after I took the pinstriping off (like a week later) I washed, claybar'd, polished, and waxed the whole car....so Why do you ask?
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because from what ive read a lot of people use it to help get the ghost line off completely..j/w if you did or if it helped
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Oh...I have no idea if it helped. Usually, with tan lines, its un-fixable without repainting. But. mine arent as bad, and the pinstriping had been on for 7 years....
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I removed mine last summer. I just waited for a hot day and i could peel them off with my fingers. As far as removing the ghost lines, i just ended up doing a total detail on my car but the stripes werent bad in the first place since my car is new.
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i'd rock the stripes u should keep'em
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I removed mine on a hot day with my fingers. As for the line a good solid paste wax got it off.
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Some cars might end up with lines left over, and some won't. Sometimes you can remove them easily, sometimes you can't.

And polishes and clay bars are for removing stuff from the car, not wax. Wax is a protactant.
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I know what clay bars are waxes are for. That is what I found in the trunk of my car and it worked like a charm. Now if you have lots of crap built up around the stripes you will def need a clay bar.
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I'm just trying to keep anyone else from using wax to clean their car.
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