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Old 01-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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What to use to remove rocker stripe?

What should I use to remove my rocker panel stripe without using a heater and without messing up the paint. Is there anything I can spray on leave there then peel off like magic haha
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uh...well, you could soak with goof off...then just start at an edge and peel slowly. Just a thought....
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What should I use to remove my rocker panel stripe without using a heater and without messing up the paint. Is there anything I can spray on leave there then peel off like magic haha
I put stickers and stuff on cars all the time, which includes taking them off sometimes and i will say the only thing i have found that works good is a heat gun or a torch. I know you dont want to use those but those stickers are made to go threw rain and all that and never come off so im not sure you could just soak it off. And using a heat gun should not mess up your paint at all. Just dont keep the heat in one spot for a long time.
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The only thing I have read is to use a hair drier to heat and soften the vinyl.Gently pull
it off as you do this.
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Actually, the heat is for the adhesive. It makes it less tacky so it's easier to pull off.
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use a air tool with a rubber wheel i remove that stuff all the time
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I have seen a sticker remover kit at advanced auto before. I think it was made by turtle wax or 3m or someone.
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I have seen a sticker remover kit at advanced auto before. I think it was made by turtle wax or 3m or someone.
Hmm ill have to check that out
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The easiest way is a tool called an eraser wheel that you can at any auto body supply store
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use a air tool with a rubber wheel i remove that stuff all the time
Usually called pinstripe erasers... they work just as well on large rocker stripes?
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I'm thinking about Doing the same . I'm going to try the heat gun first then chemicals
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I've had very good results using a heat gun, time, and lots of patience.
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you can get auto safe goo gone at an auto shop. Even with the heat your probably going to want to use some of that after you get it off just to get any leftover sticky crud off. And make sure to keep that hair dryer moving and dont get too close. If you heat the vinyl up too much it is just going to stretch instead of pull off and you will damage your paint if you stay in the same spot for too long.
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I am VERY anxious to remove the black rocker stripe from my '12 V6. I HATE it! I'm so glad the subject came up here. I wanna give it a try myself but I am also considering taking it to my local Ford dealership's body shop and paying them to do it right. That's probably overkill and money needlessly spent since it seems pretty easy to do yourself.
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I am VERY anxious to remove the black rocker stripe from my '12 V6. I HATE it! I'm so glad the subject came up here. I wanna give it a try myself but I am also considering taking it to my local Ford dealership's body shop and paying them to do it right. That's probably overkill and money needlessly spent since it seems pretty easy to do yourself.
If I were you I would try it myself worst-case if you can't do it then take it o ford save, you some money man
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I use a hair dryer to remove the stripe material and goo gone to remove the glue. works great and doesn't harm the paint or clear coat
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My car was home from the dealer for 5 minutes and I made my first MOD, used a hair dryer to remove rocker stripe, just heat up and peel off !
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What should I use to remove my rocker panel stripe without using a heater and without messing up the paint. Is there anything I can spray on leave there then peel off like magic haha
Peel and use wd-40
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im with the hair dryer and goo gone...but wd-40...forgot that, is a decent back up...casue who the heck DOESNT have a can of that at their house....LOL
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I use PB Blaster.
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I use PB Blaster.
I do have a few cans of that
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Heck..I got a blast from the past for you....Wurth 'roost off'
still got 2 cans of that....
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When I removed mine it was a toasty afternoon in the sun, but I still used a heat gun, my two hands, and a little patience. If any sticky stuff stays on, a little goo gone will take it right off. Easy job that makes a big difference.
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im with the hair dryer and goo gone...but wd-40...forgot that, is a decent back up...casue who the heck DOESNT have a can of that at their house....LOL
The heat gun messed up my paint and put glue on it. The wd-40 on a rag took it off and it was going to be striped over so yeah lol
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Took the stripe off got her washed and I must say i like it a lot better without it!!
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It's amazing how much a stripe can change something. Looking good!

If I ordered the spoiler package, I definitely would have gotten the stripe delete.
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It's amazing how much a stripe can change something. Looking good!

If I ordered the spoiler package, I definitely would have gotten the stripe delete.
Thanks man! Looking at this picture it makes my decision harder on wether I want white or black stripes I really want white but i don't know if the wheels will go with it!
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thought you were gonna dip those wheels black at one time...? go with the black then....as more fashion experts say...black goes with everything...LOL
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thought you were gonna dip those wheels black at one time...? go with the black then....as more fashion experts say...black goes with everything...LOL
Nah I like the color the mca's come in
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then why not one more idea...you're really gonna be confused...
get stripes that match the MCA wheels...that would really be Diff!
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then why not one more idea...you're really gonna be confused...
get stripes that match the MCA wheels...that would really be Diff!
Dang that's actually a pretty good idea but will they be able to match the color really?
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hell yeah....they can do anything these days...
if you've got a great sign guy around...they can color match very well
got some vinyl decals for my new tail panel that will match the car better than the guy who who made my original stuff.....new improved technology
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hell yeah....they can do anything these days...
if you've got a great sign guy around...they can color match very well
got some vinyl decals for my new tail panel that will match the car better than the guy who who made my original stuff.....new improved technology
Hmm that's actually a pretty good idea but would they be able to match the color exactly?
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they can print off a sheet of varied grays and bring out to the car. tell them start with charcoal gray metalic and go from there....
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