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Exclamation how to Remove Stubborn Stripes!

Heyloo therrrr!

I have the stripes on my mustang that i want to get rid of. they came with the car.

I tried the hair dryer and razor thing.. but it didnt work. All i accomplished was a hair scratch. I let it heat for a good 30 seconds.. did i do something wrong? ill attach a photo of the stripes to this. they are like... kinda peelable.. but not in a way. i know its not paint. thats for sure. its like some parts i can get with my nail and some parts i cant. IDK itss just reallly confusing and i would really appreciate any help i can get!





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If they're being stubborn, get some 'Vinyl Off'.

You can locate a local distributor at the manufacturers website (below)

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A real heat gun will take them right off. Just be careful, and don't keep the heatgun in one place for too long. A little paint thinner after you're done to take the residue from the glue off, and you're done.

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thank you guys so much i love you!

Bullit - thank you for a fast response on all my thread, you dont understand how much i appreciate that kinda stuff.

thank you to misterdecal! greatly appreciated!

How long should i apply heat with a hair dryer for?

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A hair dryer could take all week. I bought a heat gun for like $10 from Harbor Freight, and it takes all of 5 minutes.

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how hot is it? what setting?
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be carefull with the heat gun remember u can always heat it up more but u cant reverse the effects of overheating i would start low heat and work ur way up till u get the stripes off

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well i dont have a heat gun and i know my dad wont let me buy one. will a hair dryer do? its a pretty good one. and should i use my nail to pick it off or what?
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duno bro try goo b gone or goof off but i think ur just guna have to pick at it for a while

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ughhh fml not looking foward to it. what kinda place could do it for me?
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OK. i sat with my hair dryer for 10 minutes! just on one spot! these vinyls WILL NOT COME OFF! its like they are really hare and crunchy feeling. like they chip.. they dont peel.. its more like you have to scrape it off. its not like a vinyl that mustangs come with.. like the stripes down the middle from american muscle. its weird.

what other products besides vinyl off are there because nobody near me sells that.

will that kinda product work?

heres a picture of my vinyls.. you'll see what i mean by chip.

Please help meee
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You'll need to acquire a heat gun for this particular venture.

This is what you need to do.

heat gun on LOW (very important) setting.
Do not hold the heat gun in one place too long!!!
use a credit card or something similar to bunch up the graphics.
Once you get a good edge up you may be able to pull a good section off.
Once you're done use goof-off to get the residual under sticker off than clean off residual goof-off with water and polish and wax area.
You're done!

or...

bring it to an auto trim design type place and pay them to do it.

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If your dad isn't going to let you buy a heatgun, he's not going to let you pay $100 or so to have them removed professionally.

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yeah so i guess im either going to have to use boiling water or the hair dryer
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A hair dryer is NOT a heat gun!! As stated in another post of yours, you need a heat gun...


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