If it works it will probably smear the paint due to some heat build up. If I were doing it I will get some mild wax/grease remover(good stuff from a paint shop) and slowly go over it, if and only if it's actually on top of the clearcoat.
Easy off oven cleaner will take it off let it sit on the car for 15 min make sure you spray it heavy and close it will not mess with your clear or nothing. It will come right off with a cloth. Oh and do it in the shade or in the garage somewhere where its not hot.
Guys use the oven cleaner on Goldwings all the time to remove unwanted graphics thats on top of clearcoat. I've seen it done. Yes it will leave "tan lines" if the paint has faided since the graphics were applied. It will NOT harm the clear coat
only issue is this isnt a graphic being held on by an adhesive... the stripe is painted on and old, by now the solvents in the pin strip paint may have ate into his factory clear underneath.
Only other thing i can think of is to try to "cut" it out with like some 1500-2000grit and polish the panel back out. Problem there is, u will have to be extremely carefull not to ***-hole the clear around the stripe while removing the pinstripe.
I agree with samd_ind ive used oven cleaner too. It will leave tan lines no matter what, but they are just slightly hazy because that area has been protected by the pins stripe from uv light. If you use thinner or reducer you WILL MESS UP THE CLEAR.. DONT USE THAT. Just try the oven cleaner if and if you want you can even try wet sanding with like 1200grt and then buffing. Thats just way more laborous.
i am seeing two different kinds of easy off oven cleaner. one is a fume free max oven cleaner and th other is a heavy duty oven cleaner. i don't know how safe either one is but i think i am going to try the fume free first. i think it is a bit more mild. any suggestions?
i just want to let everyone know that this stuff works. i used the brand "easy off" heavy duty (in a yellow can) oven cleaner and it stripped my painted on pin stripes without a problem. It did not damage the clear and you can not even tell the pin stripes were on the car unless you are at a perfect angle under a florescent light. however, a PC with some polish should quickly take care of that. i was expecting the paint to be a different color but it turned out awesome. thanks again!
Try some Mineral Spirits fisrt. If that don't work well enough then Easy Off Oven Cleaner will do it. Although I don't like to use Easy Off unless it's a last resort.
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