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Folks, how would you remove painted-on pinstripes from a new (2001) CVLX? Some have suggested laquer thinner while others warn that it might damage the clearcoat. There was also some talk about abrasives. Any recommendations? If you know of a paint shop that could do this work in central VA, please let me know. Thank you for your kind assistance.:)
 

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Bruce's Body Shops

Hey Reverend Pete!

I'd suggest Bruce's Body Shops in Richmond, Virginia. I used to live there and I remember his shop came very highly rated. Of course I saw him bless out his daughter in front of me once when I was getting an estimate, so that made things a little...tense. I don't know if they are still in business, but they have two locations.

Hope this helps!
 

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My pin stripes are wearing out and I would like to remove them. Does anyone know of a way to do it yourself?

Jonathan
 

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EASY DOES IT>>>HERE YOU GO

IT'S VERY COMPILCATED (NOT) NEED A HEAT GUN---WARM UP THE PINSTRIPE ABOUT A FOOT AT A TIME; YA I KNOW WILL TAKE FOREVER BUT DO YOU WANNA SAVE $$$$ WELL READ ON HEAT THE STRIPE UP DON'T BURN IT AND GRADUALLY PEEL AS IT'S STILL WARM. AFTER ALL THAT'S DONE COME BACK WITH A RUBBING COMPOUND---VERY FINE LIQUID THEY SELL IT AT PEP BOYS IT'S MADE BY BLUE CORAL. USE A CIRCULAR 10-12INCH BUFFER WOULD BE EASIER THAN BY HAND AND VOLA YOUR STRIPES ARE GONE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BUFFER ELBOW GREASE WORKS JUST AS GOOD I HELPED MY PARTNER WHO ALSO HAS A 2001 C.V. AND YUO COULN'T EVEN TELL THEY WERE THERE..........................>

P.S.->BE VERY VERY QUIET K-9 IS ON PATROL!
 

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Make sure it is a TAPE kind of pinstripe, and not the painted on type - I nearly wrecked my paint by trying to lift up a painted stripe - Whooops!
 
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