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Alfa Romeo 145 - 146 Forum _ Spit and Polish _ Removing Pin Stripes ?

Posted by: zagman 25th April 2011 14:27

Hi Lads,

Decided to remove the s**tty pin stripes, anyone know the quicket easiest finger nail saving way to do it ?

The stripes are coming off but the adhesive is a bitch to remove!

Suggestions ?


Posted by: NaanBread 25th April 2011 15:29

white spirit or turpentine removes sticky stuff. if not then lemon juice also does. If none of the above there are a few off the shelf chemicals that will help. We use one called Iso solve and works like a dream with no damage left to paint etc.

Posted by: black 146 25th April 2011 15:34

QUOTE(zagman @ 25th April 2011 15:27) *
Hi Lads,

Decided to remove the s**tty pin stripes, anyone know the quicket easiest finger nail saving way to do it ?

The stripes are coming off but the adhesive is a bitch to remove!

Suggestions ?



realy hot water or a hot air gun but you will still have to get some of the old glue offffffffffffffffffffff sad.gif
but if you get some white spirit or Tcut but its not quick but the Tcut will bring the paint back to same as the rest of the car biggrin.gif

do some pics with and with out thm on

Posted by: zagman 25th April 2011 17:17

QUOTE(black 146 @ 25th April 2011 16:34) *
do some pics with and with out thm on



That was one of those 10 minute jobs that took nearly 2 bloody hours!! Frankly I wish I hadn't started it after the first hour but looking at it now I'm pleased with the result!

As requested before and after pics smile.gif

Before:-





After:-

DA DAAAARRRRRR







Looks a lot cleaner in her lines. They've obviously been on a while as the paint is quite a bit brighter underneath but I'm sure a couple more hours of polishing will mask it quite well.

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Posted by: zagman 25th April 2011 17:20

Oh and forgot to add that after a trip to Halfords I came home with a tin of "sticky stuff remover", worked OK on the adhesive but my arms are hanging off as it was still bloody hard work to remove it. Worked a treat on the tar spots as well but then at nearly a fiver for a small aerosol it should do !


Posted by: black 146 25th April 2011 17:48

QUOTE(zagman @ 25th April 2011 18:20) *
Oh and forgot to add that after a trip to Halfords I came home with a tin of "sticky stuff remover", worked OK on the adhesive but my arms are hanging off as it was still bloody hard work to remove it. Worked a treat on the tar spots as well but then at nearly a fiver for a small aerosol it should do !



nice work. pin stripes look ok on some cars whistle.gif
when you you do a job like its hard work but when its fineshed you can't stop looking at her

Posted by: Alfarom146 25th April 2011 19:29

Think I prefer it with the pinstripes wink.gif

Posted by: zagman 25th April 2011 19:33

QUOTE(Alfarom146 @ 25th April 2011 20:29) *
Think I prefer it with the pinstripes wink.gif


Theres always one!



t**t ! smile.gif

Posted by: NaanBread 25th April 2011 19:49

QUOTE(zagman @ 25th April 2011 18:20) *
Oh and forgot to add that after a trip to Halfords I came home with a tin of "sticky stuff remover", worked OK on the adhesive but my arms are hanging off as it was still bloody hard work to remove it. Worked a treat on the tar spots as well but then at nearly a fiver for a small aerosol it should do !


thats why its called Halfrauds laugh.gif

Posted by: stevepx 25th April 2011 19:49


Good work fella, looks much nicer with out the stripes IMO. thumbsup.gif

Posted by: Alfarom146 25th April 2011 19:52

Come on, if you've spent that much time and effort removing them and chronicled the experience then you've got to expect someone to take the p***!! laugh.gif

Posted by: 930Tech 28th April 2011 22:50

If you have a clay bar kit thats good at getting sticky stuff off paintwork.

Posted by: Fin 29th April 2011 00:36

QUOTE(zagman @ 25th April 2011 18:17) *
That was one of those 10 minute jobs that took nearly 2 bloody hours!! Frankly I wish I hadn't started it after the first hour but looking at it now I'm pleased with the result!
As requested before and after pics smile.gif

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Looks a lot cleaner in her lines. They've obviously been on a while as the paint is quite a bit brighter underneath but I'm sure a couple more hours of polishing will mask it quite well.

Good stuff! worshippy.gif Pinstripes and most decals belong on cars off of the 80's! laugh.gif

Posted by: zagman 29th April 2011 12:58

finished off the drivers side today, what a ruddy mare !

The front wing stripe came off fine.


The rear quarter and drvers door look shocking !

Reason: the stooopid divvy that painted the car obviously pin striped it then gave it a blow over with paint, removed the stripe backing and stood back and admired his bodge job, so I well and truly have tram lines down the drivers side.

Only fix will be to paint it, hey ho !


Posted by: black 146 29th April 2011 14:03

QUOTE(zagman @ 29th April 2011 13:58) *
finished off the drivers side today, what a ruddy mare !

The front wing stripe came off fine.


The rear quarter and drvers door look shocking !

Reason: the stooopid divvy that painted the car obviously pin striped it then gave it a blow over with paint, removed the stripe backing and stood back and admired his bodge job, so I well and truly have tram lines down the drivers side.

Only fix will be to paint it, hey ho !



THATS a s**t no3.gif
can you mach a pin stripe in gray till you get her painted

Posted by: tom145 29th April 2011 14:16

QUOTE(zagman @ 29th April 2011 13:58) *
finished off the drivers side today, what a ruddy mare !

The front wing stripe came off fine.
The rear quarter and drvers door look shocking !

Reason: the stooopid divvy that painted the car obviously pin striped it then gave it a blow over with paint, removed the stripe backing and stood back and admired his bodge job, so I well and truly have tram lines down the drivers side.

Only fix will be to paint it, hey ho !


wouldnt there be paint over the pin stripe if he did tht? unless he masked up the pin stripes?

Posted by: zagman 30th April 2011 10:35

QUOTE(tom145 @ 29th April 2011 15:16) *
wouldnt there be paint over the pin stripe if he did tht? unless he masked up the pin stripes?


Pin stripes come on a backing tape, the only way he could have done it was to pin stripe it, leaving the backing on and then give it a blow over.

I had a ruddy great lip top and bottom of the stripe, a rub down with 1800 grade wet and dry, machine T-Cut and machine polish has removed the lip but I can see the two tone silver paint stripe from 5 yards away, more than that and you dont notice it unless the light hits it right.

The front end desperately needs paint so it'll get done at the same time but I'm in no hurry given what I paid for the car.


Posted by: Alfa&i 30th April 2011 10:40

The best stuff for removing sticky stuff from anything is a product called "Sticky Stuff Remover" i s**t you not thats what it's called, and it does it really well,
Smells like oranges too!

Posted by: zagman 30th April 2011 10:45

QUOTE(zagman @ 25th April 2011 18:20) *
Oh and forgot to add that after a trip to Halfords I came home with a tin of "sticky stuff remover", worked OK on the adhesive but my arms are hanging off as it was still bloody hard work to remove it. Worked a treat on the tar spots as well but then at nearly a fiver for a small aerosol it should do !



QUOTE(Alfa&i @ 30th April 2011 11:40) *
The best stuff for removing sticky stuff from anything is a product called "Sticky Stuff Remover" i s**t you not thats what it's called, and it does it really well,
Smells like oranges too!




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Posted by: Alfa&i 30th April 2011 11:24

all right, was a case of can't be arsed to ready everything.

Posted by: zagman 30th April 2011 13:26

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