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Old 05-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Removing Side Decals

I own a 2006 pony package vista blue mustang, and I want to remove the tan side decals that match the interior because my car would be sleeker looking with additional mods such as a black deck lid and prepainted quarter window louvers. I've read up on removing them, but I'm anxious that you'll see what was there before and don't want any problems. Is there anyone who has the same idea this late in the game?
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Can you post a Picture of the tan side Decals?
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It's nice, but I don't want to keep my car stock, I need to lose my mod virginity.
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It's nice, but I don't want to keep my car stock, I need to lose my mod virginity.
Lets go vista blue PP!!!
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I removed the stripes on my black 07 a couple of years ago. It's not complicated, I just used a razor blade to carefully start each corner and peeled it. If you looked really really close you could see a very faint "ghost stripe" from where the paint had slightly faded.
I also like the no stripe look, it's not like anyone doesn't already know what it is.
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Lets go vista blue PP!!!
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I own a 2006 pony package vista blue mustang, and I want to remove the tan side decals that match the interior because my car would be sleeker looking with additional mods such as a black deck lid and prepainted quarter window louvers. I've read up on removing them, but I'm anxious that you'll see what was there before and don't want any problems. Is there anyone who has the same idea this late in the game?
I removed mine it's pretty easy just start peeling with your finger nail. I then took adhesive remover to clean up the residue. Then washed the panel with soap and water


Yours should hopefully look like this stripe and no stripe sometimes my pics post in reverse order

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I removed the stripes on my black 07 a couple of years ago. It's not complicated, I just used a razor blade to carefully start each corner and peeled it. If you looked really really close you could see a very faint "ghost stripe" from where the paint had slightly faded.
I also like the no stripe look, it's not like anyone doesn't already know what it is.
My biggest fear is the ghost stripe, but it does look sleeker, and it is more open to change.

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I removed mine it's pretty easy just start peeling with your finger nail. I then took adhesive remover to clean up the residue. Then washed the panel with soap and water

Yours should hopefully look like this stripe and no stripe sometimes my pics post in reverse order
That looks so good! And I love that cowl hood! That's what I want.
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My biggest fear is the ghost stripe, but it does look sleeker, and it is more open to change.

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That looks so good! And I love that cowl hood! That's what I want.
Thanks! Yeah I really like the hood as well. It looks like it should come factory, I went with the Cobra R hood.

If the car has been well taken care of you shouldn't get the ghost stripe.

Also try 3M Automotive adhesive remover once you get the stripe off. I noticed a lot of what was left was adhesive.
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Thanks! Yeah I really like the hood as well. It looks like it should come factory, I went with the Cobra R hood.

If the car has been well taken care of you shouldn't get the ghost stripe.

Also try 3M Automotive adhesive remover once you get the stripe off. I noticed a lot of what was left was adhesive.
Alright awesome, I don't know how the cars been handled, but I'm gonna try it tomorrow. Where can I get 3M at?
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I removed the stripes on my black 07 a couple of years ago. It's not complicated, I just used a razor blade to carefully start each corner and peeled it. If you looked really really close you could see a very faint "ghost stripe" from where the paint had slightly faded.
I also like the no stripe look, it's not like anyone doesn't already know what it is.
Will this work for the racing stripes as well? I just bought a 2007 V6 coupe PP and the stripes are not in great condition and I just done like them. I am talking about the hood, roof and trunk. I bought the car used and so don't know what I'll find underneath in terms of fading or paint discolouration.
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It should be the same. Those stripes are probably a bit wider and will take longer. Also, and no personal experience here, that depending in the age of the stripes, you might be in for a mess if the vinyl is old and come up in small pieces, could be longer. I read about heat guns being used but it was not needed for my stripes.
On my 07 PP I started with the thin stripes first before I removed the rest just to test it, and please be very careful with the razor to start it if you do.
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I just got mine removed today, they'd been on since factory. Can't even tell they were there, even up close! The car is kept in a garage.

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I just got mine removed today, they'd been on since factory. Can't even tell they were there, even up close! The car is kept in a garage.
Tell me you didn't pay to have them removed...
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I didn't the guy did it while he was detailing my car. Plus I went 20 minutes early and chat him up. All that got me free removal
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I didn't the guy did it while he was detailing my car. Plus I went 20 minutes early and chat him up. All that got me free removal
Oh ok nice!!
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Oh ok nice!!
Building good rapport always helps. I've gotten my body shop to install things for free too just because we have a good understanding and they know I'm a customer of theirs forever.
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Building good rapport always helps. I've gotten my body shop to install things for free too just because we have a good understanding and they know I'm a customer of theirs forever.
Yeah it's always good to have a relationship like that
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If there is a faint shadow use rubbing compound on it to help blend it in then glaze and wax...
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If there is a faint shadow use rubbing compound on it to help blend it in then glaze and wax...
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Mine peeled right off. I used a plastic "scrapper" to get the corner lifted. If you pull slowly, they will come off in one piece. If it breaks, simply start again. I replaced my with a different color but the paint looked good under the stripe. Good Luck
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good to know. maybe i should take mine off of my car too...
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My cobra had tan cobra rockers on it and I hated it. I painted my top yellow and took the rockers off I have not took the sticky stuff off yet what's the best way a power washer won't do it. I have black ones I want to install.
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Go buy yourself a cheap heat gun. This will help loosen the adhesive. WD40 and some elbow grease will taken care of the left over goo.
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Go buy yourself a cheap heat gun. This will help loosen the adhesive. WD40 and some elbow grease will taken care of the left over goo.
Thanks ill try some wd40 today!
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WD40 is the old school detailers magic tool. It removes a lot of goo including window tint jizz.

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The yellow cap liquid wrench works wonders. I used it to remove the decals on my 07 Hyundai Accent and it worked great.
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