HOW TO: Remove Pinstripes - Pontiac G6 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
New 6er
 
mrnickster4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton Township, MI
Age: 31
Posts: 48
 
HOW TO: Remove Pinstripes

Hey everyone,

Yesterday I finally took the ugly bastards off. They were stickers, not paint. I am not sure if all g6s are adhesive laminates, but mine were. I could tell by the noticeably raised feel when I felt with my fingers.

Process time: ~45 minutes

Equipment needed:
1. heat gun (pretty sure a hair dryer will work)
2. bucket or pale
3. microfiber towel (to limit scratching the car)
4. car soal of your choice (I used some off brand that my brother in law had)

I found it best to work in 2 feet sections. Take the heat gun and slowly pass over the decals for a few seconds. Turn of the heat gun and pick at the decal with your fingers. I was able to grab a piece and take about 6" off with one pull. Keep doing it until the decal becomes brittle and you can no longer peel the decals in large chunks. Repeat with heat gun, and then proceed with peeling.

How to remove the adhesive:
This is what took most of the time. I think it could be easily shortened if you have adhesive remover. Unfortunately, I only had GoofOff and I don't want to take that anywhere near my car. So I used a soapy solute and a microfiber towel to remove the residue. Like above, I worked in 2 foot sections and used the heat gun to make the adhesive soft. Maybe this could work without the heat gun, but I found it to help somewhat. After I warmed up a 2 foot section, I grabbed the towel and pressed firmly and washed in small circles until the residue was gone. Repeat until no more residue.

Maybe this isn't helpful to some, but I just want you all to know it can be done. The car looks so much better now.

Please PM if you have any questions.
mrnickster4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 12
 
Thanks for the info. I have a small nozzel heat gun that I use for heat shrink on wiring. It worked great for removing the striping.
What about Bob is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 07:49 PM
Member
 
monstorr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Silver Spring,MD
Age: 26
Posts: 60
 
You could use goo gone to take off the glue.
monstorr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Yeah....the weird one....
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 17
 
Use a pinstripe eraser. Done with both sides in about 10 minutes.
djtrixx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac G6 Forum > Technical Discussion & Modifications > HOW-TO

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac G6 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I remove wheel air bag? maykevin5 Problems and Solutions 5 04-29-2012 10:49 PM
How to remove emblems tonyg314 Appearance Modifications and Lighting 6 09-16-2011 03:33 PM
How to remove headunit?? Graxall Car Audio, Video and Security 1 03-14-2011 04:58 PM
How to remove grilles? mike0513 Problems and Solutions 5 01-10-2011 03:36 PM
how to remove tar GJS Automotive Cleaning and Detailing 9 04-15-2005 10:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome