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Old 03-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Removing Painted on Pinstriping

06 silverado.. has gay painted pinstriping. its partially wore off on the drivers side of bed. id like to remove it all. i searched on here and didnt get much info. and not alot of info on google. several places say to wetsand and buff..

i think we used mineral spirits or some kind of solvent on my buddys dakota to remove his. it didnt seem to effect his paint. is that a safe way of doing it though?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

no...use a urethane reducer....it will take awhile but you can remove the pinstripe without damaging the finish..although,my thoughts are,"if you have to ask,don't do it"

be careful,you can ruin his finish,be prepared to repaint it if you **** up!

i've seen people try to buff it off and seen them smoke(slang for burn) the finish..


i do not use mineral sprits for anything to do with automotive finishes....
Old 03-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Easy off oven cleaner... It works really well and I have never seen it damage any paint. Although it seems like a bad idea. I'd try reducer first.

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Old 03-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #4
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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

I have heard of the oven cleaner i about it, i was going to suggest thinner but joes idea is much more gentle and you wont run the risk of damaging the clear.
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I agree. Although if it was factory paint I'd have no problem going at it with the thinner. As far as the oven cleaner, I learned about that from a local guy that does pinstriping and lettering. He uses it daily. I tried it once and it did work. However we don't usually have oven cleaner at the shop lol.
Old 03-30-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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even factory paint i'll use reducer......

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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

i removed some with a little bottle of enamel reducer that they have in the model section at Wall Mart.
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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

Damn. Ive tried acetone, easy off, off lol, Mineral spirits, none of that has taken it off. Need to go by some urethane reducer.
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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

Quote: Originally Posted by Wicked Mayhem
Damn. Ive tried acetone, easy off, off lol, Mineral spirits, none of that has taken it off. Need to go by some urethane reducer.

if acetone didnt take it off, urethane reducer probably wont either.
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Quote: Originally Posted by sik_kreations_951
if acetone didnt take it off, urethane reducer probably wont either.
wrong.......

that's like saying:

if wax and grease remover won't remove tree sap then hot water won't

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Quote: Originally Posted by paint toad
wrong.......

that's like saying:

if wax and grease remover won't remove tree sap then hot water won't

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for enamel striping...... acentone cuts it just as good. when i clean my guns acetone cleans better.
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Re: Removing Painted on Pinstriping

ive used a spray decal remover on paint stripes and it has removed them easily on some, ive also used just buffed them off with a wool pad and compund on ones that are faded
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