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nasty99WS6
02-22-2006, 03:30 PM
Hey, I am removing my blackbird stripes before I take my car to get painted next week. Any tricks to taking off vinyl, or just rip em off? thanks.


meissenation
02-22-2006, 03:35 PM
Biggest tip: take your time and be careful. Granted, you're getting it painted next week, but when I peeled the vinyl off my front bumper, it took my clearcoat off with it... and even then I was pretty careful

nasty99WS6
02-22-2006, 03:39 PM
thanks for the tip.


01bird58
02-22-2006, 04:07 PM
I just bought White blackbird stripes last week. I hated the way it looked, pulled them off yesterday and just ordered silver metallic. All you gotta do is pour hot water on the stripe as your pulling it off, this softens the vynl making it more stretchy, works beautifully, you'll be done in 5 minutes. At first I tried when the car was freezing, I would have been there all day.

nasty99WS6
02-22-2006, 04:10 PM
I just bought White blackbird stripes last week. I hated the way it looked, pulled them off yesterday and just ordered silver metallic. All you gotta do is pour hot water on the stripe as your pulling it off, this softens the vynl making it more stretchy, works beautifully, you'll be done in 5 minutes. At first I tried when the car was freezing, I would have been there all day.
excellent. thanks alot.

2K2WS6TA
02-22-2006, 05:25 PM
Or you can use a hair dryer to get the same effect as the hot water

01bird58
02-22-2006, 09:23 PM
No prob. hopefully ill be done with my appearance mods soon and get some pics up here. Good luk with your new combo, I was a fan of the yellow/black.

nhra-trans-am
02-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Or you can use a hair dryer to get the same effect as the hot water
yeah, the hair dryer method works well