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#31 OFFLINE   TheKurgan

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:30 AM

Yeah that Graphix Off I heard about from another member on here.  Just brush it on with a paint brush and let it sit about 5 minutes then those come right off.  It does not hurt the paint.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:52 AM

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:58 AM

A standard "blow dryer" doesn't get hot enough but a heat gun will - it does require care, however, it can melt plastic and burn paint!  Best time to remove stripes is in the Summer - let it sit outside in the bright sun and this will help soften the vinyl.  All you ever wanted to know about the scoops is in the Hood Scoop thread!

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:46 AM

Alright I'm going to tackle the original stripe removal soon.  I have all the following stuff either purchased or on order:

 

 - 1500W Steamer from Harbor Freight

 - 16oz GraphxOff (and applicator brush)

 - GraphxOff 3"x4" plastic scraper

 - Plastic scraper that holds plastic razor blades (10ct of those)

 - 8oz Goo Gone

 - Lil Chizler scrapers (3pk)

 

I'm still dreading the job but having the right tools and working at my leisure in garage should get me through it...



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:09 PM

A professional removal will take care of all the tools, time and hassle. You will have to have a professional install them anyway, wont you?


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:24 PM

Just finished reading this old thread going back to Randy's original posts.  Takes me down memory lane with all the original owners dealing with replacement strips, replacement hoods, and what type of rivet to use.

 

We have all come a long way since we purchased our Shelbys new.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

The car has it's own place in the garage and isn't a DD, so I'll take my time and do it and then give it fresh wax.  If it takes me 80 hours, so be it, but I'll take very good care of the paint.  As for install of the new stripes... my plan right now is to do it myself.  But that may change... that's obviously much easier but it also has to be done right fairly quickly... so 4 experienced hands working under lot of shop lights may be the way to go.  I've installed vinyl on my Jeep and it isn't all that hard, but there just really isn't as much room for error with the Shelby.

 

A professional removal will take care of all the tools, time and hassle. You will have to have a professional install them anyway, wont you?



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:45 PM

I was quoted $1300 to have the stripes removed by a professional automotive vinyl graphics guy local to me and $500 by a semi-professional detailer.

Damaging the paint has been my greatest frear.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

Hard water (and any water period, left standing) on our stripes is a HUGE :nonono:

The sun added in for good measure on the above is the final dagger!!

I know guys that drive their cars all the time and have lots and lots of miles, and their stripes look like mine. It’s all about care and maintenance.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:45 PM

Hotrod cam's? I can't make out the exhause on your car. What you got goin' on with that beast? The idle note is really good. 👍🏻
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:28 AM

Hotrod cam's? I can't make out the exhause on your car. What you got goin' on with that beast? The idle note is really good.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:24 AM

Nice!!


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:24 PM

Well I spent 90 minutes on the stripe removal project just now.  I just used my new $79 Harbor Freight Steamer and some plastic razor blades and scraper holder for the blades for removal.  I had to scrub a bit to get the adhesive off in just a few places, then washed the area and waxed it.  I may wax it one more time, but I'm happy to report I've got the confidence and simple tools to do the job myself.  I'll just tackle it in small pieces and take my time.... hmmm... time to start shopping for the matte black shelby-style stripes that will be going on once this is done...

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:33 PM

Just had a thought... I was planning on removing all the old silver stripes before installing new matte black stripes... but I think I'll have a much better install if I instead remove all the left side stripes, and install the new left side stripes before removing the right... then remove the right and install the right.  This way, it will be quite easy to be sure and confident that the new stripes are lined up exactly right since I can use the old silver stripes as a guide to guarantee they are dead-on parallel and correct as they go on... makes sense, eh?  So, I'll have a short period of time where I'll have new matte black left stripes and old milky silver stripes on the right... ha.. may drive it like that for a week or two.. but no more than that!



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

Just had a thought... I was planning on removing all the old silver stripes before installing new matte black stripes... but I think I'll have a much better install if I instead remove all the left side stripes, and install the new left side stripes before removing the right... then remove the right and install the right.  This way, it will be quite easy to be sure and confident that the new stripes are lined up exactly right since I can use the old silver stripes as a guide to guarantee they are dead-on parallel and correct as they go on... makes sense, eh?  So, I'll have a short period of time where I'll have new matte black left stripes and old milky silver stripes on the right... ha.. may drive it like that for a week or two.. but no more than that!


Makes sense to me if you are sticking with vinyl

Have you thought about painting them on ?

Also what are you going to do about the hood scoop, only vinyl on that is the center stripe.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 06:52 AM

Yep I'm sticking with vinyl.  I'll probably need to go through this every 8-10 years, I guess.  I don't have a plan yet for the hood scoop, but definitely need to figure something out.  I'm thinking that I'll finish the job and take the car to a body shop and have them paint the silver scoop and match it with the matte black of the new vinyl.  At that point, not sure whether I'll have them paint it two-tone (with non-matte black center stripe) or just leave the vinyl.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:27 AM

If your car is in the garge and you are using UV protectant on the strips they should last a long time.
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:34 PM

Yep I'm sticking with vinyl.  I'll probably need to go through this every 8-10 years, I guess.  I don't have a plan yet for the hood scoop, but definitely need to figure something out.  I'm thinking that I'll finish the job and take the car to a body shop and have them paint the silver scoop and match it with the matte black of the new vinyl.  At that point, not sure whether I'll have them paint it two-tone (with non-matte black center stripe) or just leave the vinyl.

 

after painting the scoop matt black, I would stick with vinyl for the scoop strip since you are going vinyl for the stripes


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Posted Today, 08:50 AM

Unexpected snag on my stripe removal... apparently my hood has an extra layer of clearcoat on it, but only where the stripes weren't.  Now that the hood stripes are nearly off, I've got some pretty clear lines running the length of the hood.  Unfortunately, while scraping and working the vinyl off, some places where the clearcoat stopped became jagged and or white (where wax borders it.)  When I put the new stripes on, I will need to increase the center gap between stripes by around a quarterinch so that I can move the stripes outward so that they nicely cover the line on the hood by about an 18'" where the clearcoat line is.

 

As for this extra layer of clearcoat, I have no idea why it is there.  It was not on the roof and I'm near positive the car has never had anything close to an accident (I am the second owner but the original owner just put it in shows and drag raced it and drove it on the weekends).



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Posted Today, 12:30 PM

Maybe it is not clearcoat and it is hardened wax? There should be zero clearcoat on the stripes or around/up to them, unless the car was worked on paint wise.

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