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Old 05-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Can you remove racing stripes from hood, roof and trunk?

I'm purchasing a (used obviously) 2007 V6 Pony Package on which the previous owner added two big silver racing stripes that run from the front bumper, hood, roof, trunk and rear that I just don't like. They are decals, not painted. The car is black.

Is there a way to remove them safely without a) disturbing the paint and b) not showing any fading that might have occurred as a result? Or would the whole car need to be repainted?

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I have used "RAPID REMOVER Adhesive Remover for Vinyl Wraps Graphics Decals Stripes" and it worked well.
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I have used "RAPID REMOVER Adhesive Remover for Vinyl Wraps Graphics Decals Stripes" and it worked well.
Thanks, Lawrence. How long had the decal/stripes been on your car before removing, and what color was your car and the stripes? I fear that anything that is removed from a black car might show as faded.

What was the method for removing the decal for RAPID REMOVER (by hand, machine, etc.?)
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sure, they can be removed. you may want to use a hairdyer if it becomes difficult. some adhesieve removal may also be needed when finished. you may see some fading, depends on how ling they've been on. good luck!
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That's great. Thanks. YouTube to the rescue again!
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Thanks, Lawrence. How long had the decal/stripes been on your car before removing, and what color was your car and the stripes? I fear that anything that is removed from a black car might show as faded.

What was the method for removing the decal for RAPID REMOVER (by hand, machine, etc.?)
I found the YouTube video on how to do this:

Also the distributor for the product (www.rapidtac.com).

Thanks for the info!!!
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