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Old 04-30-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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Thinking of removing the vinyl stripe on the bottom of my car. Does anyone have any tips or have done this before and how easy would you consider this?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Yep just did some. Use a heat gun or hairdryer. If you don't your left with the task of peeling it bit by bit and having glue that's stuck on you car that's a ***** to get off! Get the strip warm by moving the gun over the strip, never stop in one place. You can YouTube it there are some vids on it. It comes off really easy with no glue left on your car. Good luck.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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I did this the first week of having my car. The OEM stripe just doesn't look good IMO. I just used a heat gun with low heat and peeled away. You might have some goo left over when peeling it off, which in that case, a little goo gone comes in handy. Only takes 30 or so minutes and would really set your car off.

Be sure not to use a razor or anything as well. I've heard of people trying to start the peel with a sharp edge and doing major damage to the paint.

Good luck and post pictures when completed!
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Thinking of removing the vinyl stripe on the bottom of my car. Does anyone have any tips or have done this before and how easy would you consider this?
I let the car set in the sun until the sticker feels warm and it cam off pretty easy. Did have a few spots where it was harder. And a bottle of goo gone was needed.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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Pulled mine off using the wife's hair dryer. Took all of 5 minutes and left no residue behind. Just take your time and pull with slow, steady pressure and the entire sticker should come of in one piece.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'll try it today since its gonna be 81 here. Gonna roll hair dryer first then ill try heat gun. Never been a big fan of the stripe but since some guy bought the same car and we pass every day I wanna make the change.
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Thanks for the tips took 10 mins
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Did mine in 45 degree weather no heat gun came right off haha
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Looks fantastic!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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if u want no glue pull almost str8 back ... 45 angle will work ... pull slow try and get off in one piece heat gun not required but it does make it easier
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Finally did it!

I peeled of the "granny" rocker stripes of my 2012 V6....and I am VERY happy I did!
The girlfriend protested the whole time...but she was vetoed. Red Baron looks much better.
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Bagdad very nice it was easy right no mess and no headaches
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Mine has a black stripe. Can't see it.
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I got lucky and the dealership had the strips deleted before arriving in prep shop. =o)
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On my 2011 window sticker, the stripe delete was a $200.00 credit. Glad to not have them, as I think most folks can tell I drive a Mustang; they don't need rocker panel stripes to tell them!
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