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Gold Stripe Be-Gone #864180
01/27/08 03:41 AM
01/27/08 03:41 AM
Witsubishi  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 55
Placerville, CA
Hi All,

I don't like the gold sticker stripe along the side of my Montero. Are there any 'easy' ways of removing it?

[Linked Image]

Thanks.


Bonnie - 1989 Montero LS 4-door, black, loaded, sunroof, dual bouncies, 31" BFGs
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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: Witsubishi] #864181
01/27/08 03:47 AM
01/27/08 03:47 AM
powerRam50  Offline
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springfield,oregon
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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: powerRam50] #864182
01/27/08 04:17 AM
01/27/08 04:17 AM
motero  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 902
Wittmann, AZ
Color it in with a sharpie. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />


99 Montero....15mpg! Sold (so sad)
02 Jetta TDI....48mpg!
03 2500 Ram QCLB Cummins....18mpg
02 2500 Yukon XL, We out grew the montero, at least it has one locker.....13mpg
Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: Witsubishi] #864183
01/27/08 04:36 AM
01/27/08 04:36 AM
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coletrain777  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 47
Centralia, MO
You've got a few options if the strip has not been clearcoated over:

1. you can use a heat gun (usually cost around $20 and are used to help remove flooring and house paint, can find them at any wal-mart). If you do go this route make sure and use the lower of the two heat settings and always keep the heat gun moving. Never, I repeat never, keep the heat gun in the same spot for too long unless you like watching your factory paint melt. I use this process all the time to remove decals and pinstripes from vehicles during the paint prep process. It's not hard at all.

2. They make a wheel that goes on your drill that can be used to safely remove the stripe and adhesive that won't burn thru the paint if used correctly. You can get one of these decal removing wheels at most any parts store that carries paint and body supplies.

3. Spend the better part of a weekend using your fingernails and anything else you can to get the stripe off, then using laquer thinner to remove the adhesive. Personally I would opt for one of the first two options.

Hope this helps... Cole


95 Monty Sr 3.5
1973 Datsun 240Z
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1969 Ford F-100 shortbed
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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: motero] #864184
01/27/08 04:44 AM
01/27/08 04:44 AM
CapnCrunch  Offline
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Hair dryer on the hottest setting, gloves for protection from the heat, plastic scraper, and lots of patience. I've removed vehicle decals and stickers that way before. It can be slow, but it works well.

That, or cover it with duct tape. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: coletrain777] #864185
01/27/08 05:02 AM
01/27/08 05:02 AM
52degrees  Offline
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Quote
2. They make a wheel that goes on your drill that can be used to safely remove the stripe and adhesive that won't burn thru the paint if used correctly. You can get one of these decal removing wheels at most any parts store that carries paint and body supplies.


I have one of these and have used it many times. It works really well, but it's a lot like a giant eraser. It leaves a big mess on the floor. It sweeps up though.

We used them when I worked at Chevy to take the 3M sticky tape from trim moulding off the doors when we replaced them.


1990 Montero RS (In pieces... for now)

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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: 52degrees] #864186
01/28/08 05:43 PM
01/28/08 05:43 PM
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daan  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 44
MSP MN USA
"Goo Gone" will take the adhesive off very well without damaging the paint. I de-striped mine (only one side had the stripe anyway <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />) by just using a hair dryer on the tape and goo-gone-ing the adhesive after.

Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: Witsubishi] #864187
01/29/08 12:42 AM
01/29/08 12:42 AM
87_Montero  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 391
Oak Ridge, TN
Is that Russell's car in the background?


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Projects: 86 Ram50
Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: 87_Montero] #864188
01/29/08 01:50 AM
01/29/08 01:50 AM
rxinhed  Offline
Trail Leader
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,132
Gerber, CA *****
Yup, that's the Raider in the background left. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Through the 4-door you can see the red and green Monteros that Clarence (cjsmontero) bought in October. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Gold Stripe Be-Gone [Re: daan] #864189
01/29/08 05:22 AM
01/29/08 05:22 AM
CapnCrunch  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,231
Crawlorado ***
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"Goo Gone" will take the adhesive off very well without damaging the paint. I de-striped mine (only one side had the stripe anyway <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />) by just using a hair dryer on the tape and goo-gone-ing the adhesive after.


Yeah, I forgot to mention that part. Removing the decal is one thing. Removing the underlying adhesive is another. Goo-gone, OOPS, or other like products work well and are quick.


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