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Old 05-01-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Possible decal issues????

I bought my 12 GT with 10K miles and it came with these decals. I want to remove them but definitely don't there to be a paint sufferance due to fading. What's the chances the paint would have gas time to fade? Btw I live in Texas and have zero knowledge if the prior owner. Thoughts ? What to do if paint is faded?
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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It should buff out, have a good body shop do it. If done incorrectly, you could burn through the paint pretty easy.
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Wise choice that you want to take off those decals because it doesn't flow with the car. As far as you're question not sure how the paint would look after you take it off. Maybe you can take off one hash mark and see how it looks
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Wise choice that you want to take off those decals because it doesn't flow with the car. As far as you're question not sure how the paint would look after you take it off. Maybe you can take off one hash mark and see how it looks
That's the plan at least as of now
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It should buff out, have a good body shop do it. If done incorrectly, you could burn through the paint pretty easy.
You don't think this is a self project? One of my main goals with my Stang is to do everything myself, not from just the financial stand point but educational as well. I refuse to be one of those guys who has a badass car but has no clue how it works, not slamming anyone who has all the work done professionally but I want to know my car inside out like my ol man does about his 67. I realize today's cars are far from the stallions in the 70's but I firmly believe that I can do whatever I need by myself or at least learn how to. Im finding this forum very helpful, so thank you guys for the wealth of knowledge.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:20 AM   #6
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Take them off, you never know the paint could be fine. No reason you can't buff the car yourself, just use the cutting compound sparingly and keep an eye on what your doing.
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Take them off, you never know the paint could be fine. No reason you can't buff the car yourself, just use the cutting compound sparingly and keep an eye on what your doing.
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Thanks brotha
Buff someone's beater first, you'll be fine.
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I recently removed decals off my '07 and the paint underneath was fine, just a little dirt outline around it. The car spent it's first 5 years in Florida.
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from around 1000 miles ish onward I had hood spears on my car, had 13-14k miles when I had one crack and start chipping and AM sent me replacements free. When I took the old ones off the paint under them matched the rest of the car perfectly. Probably about a year for me to have gone from 1K to 13-14K at the time.
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I took the original rocker stripes off my 2001 v6 late last year 10+ years after a good wash wax couldn't even tell..
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