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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Side Strips

i did some searching and i understand how to do it and everything, but i was wondering if i will be able to do it without having tan lines. my car is a 07 and its silver, im afraid since its older it will leave tan lines. it is a very well taken care of car and i wash and wax it all the time, although it does set in the sun a good amount.

the reason im wanting them off is they have almost changed colors, they are kind of dirty looking and brownish. the paint on the car looks fine, its just on the strips. i dont know what that is all about.

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My wifes balt is silver also and the strips turned almost yellow (05)
Looks great with them off, no lines

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same reason i removed mine, and mine is a 05 and initially when i took them off you could see the difference in color but after a couple weeks in the sun it is hard to tell a difference now. go for it cause it gives your car a cleaner look and makes it look way better.
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thanks for the info, it dont really sound like i will have much trouble. i would just leave them on if they were not so discolored but they really make the car look bad. i love the deeper looking doors, they look alot better without the strips.

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they do look alot better, just get ready for some sore fingers.
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they do look alot better, just get ready for some sore fingers.
lol no kidding.. getting it off is easy.. its getting that glue shit off thats a pain in the ass!

try using goo gone first.. wait 10min, then use some floss n wiggle it up and down to cut through the glue. ive found its the easiest way to de-badge anything. n the paint will be fine.. you juss have to clean all the glue off
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If you haven't de-badged your car yet, you could take off 1 letter to see how that looks if you're really worried about it. I doubt there will be a noticeable outline though! If there is a slight outline try using a claybar and some wax on it, should help.

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lol no kidding.. getting it off is easy.. its getting that glue shit off thats a pain in the ass!

try using goo gone first.. wait 10min, then use some floss n wiggle it up and down to cut through the glue. ive found its the easiest way to de-badge anything. n the paint will be fine.. you juss have to clean all the glue off
Bug and tar remover works wonders too
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credit card/gift card and goo b gone is also a easy way to remove the glue.
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i heard wd-40 works pretty good too, i figure ill be trying just about anything lol

thanks for all the help guys!

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