I HATE PIN STRIPES!!! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 08:58 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trob is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Is their an easy way to take pin stripes off of a car. I think they look tacky!

I'm sure my car would look better without them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	misc_080.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	515.7 KB
ID:	12129  

91 BMW 325 IX
BLACK
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
THE MORE RARE IT IS THE MORE IT COSTS TO FIX!

95 BMW 325 IS
GREEN
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
LET THE MODS BEGIN
Trob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 09:52 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sweep966 is an unknown quantity at this point
Hiya Trob

Ive used an hairdryer before to remove pinstripes worked pretty good for me
it melts the glue on it so you can just peal it of with your finger nail

hope this helps.
sweep
sweep966 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:17 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts & Germany
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M-technik-3 is an unknown quantity at this point
That or goo be gone but a stripe that old is going to be imbedded into the paint so it will never be officially gone.
M-technik-3 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:20 AM
5th Gear Member
 
Aether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairmont
Posts: 1,184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aether is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Aether Send a message via MSN to Aether
Mine, which was the same design and in the same place as yours, was under the clearcoat - in which case you'll have to strip it right down to the stipe layer and then peel it off. At least you get a chance for a whole new clearcoat.


Four Five Six - It's on.
Aether is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 02:55 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Old_School_Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Old_School_Bimmer is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Old_School_Bimmer
If u don't like it snipe it thats my moddo

But since u don't want to shoot ur car i used a blade but since i am good with deatiling stuff u want to be sure to be presice lift up a little peice of the stripe useing ur blade when you get enough off try pulling it slowly to get as much of it off at a time
Old_School_Bimmer is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 03:04 PM
5th Gear Member
 
TMac325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Severna Park, Maryland
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TMac325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to TMac325is
mine came off nicely, but it took awhile

heat it up with the hair dryer and strip it off with a credit card slowly, then put on globs of goo gone and rub off the sticky crap left over

its worth the time and effort, my car looks so much better


<span style='font-family:Arial'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>T-Mac</span>
95' BMW 325is Jet Black, 5 speed
Xtec 6000k HID kit, DDE Enhanced, Euro Ellipsoids, M3 Front Bumper, Color-matched rear,
Alpine Mp3/CD, 20% tint, M3 Contour Rims, Smoked Corners, front lip
Clear Side markers, K&amp;N Performance Filter, Debaffle, Color-matched side skirts</span>
TMac325is is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 06:06 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trob is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for the advice..I'm thinking that if I do take it off that their is still gonna be a strip of paint that is bright compared to the rest of the car.

91 BMW 325 IX
BLACK
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
THE MORE RARE IT IS THE MORE IT COSTS TO FIX!

95 BMW 325 IS
GREEN
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
LET THE MODS BEGIN
Trob is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 07:34 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Aether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairmont
Posts: 1,184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aether is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Aether Send a message via MSN to Aether
If it's black paint, it'll just look blacker.
It would be brighter if it were a bright color, though.


Four Five Six - It's on.
Aether is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 09-13-2004, 10:55 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
BMW Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Orange, CA - U.S.A.
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMW Lover is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to BMW Lover
after u get em off use a buffer and such to get all the shit off and give the car a good wash


^^I want this where I live.

&quot;Drag racing a BMW is like going fishing with a hooker, it's fun but it's not what you got her for...&quot; - M3DUDE

Manual - The transmission hated by moms/wives/girlfriends everywhere...

Member of the &quot;I Owned my Bimmer when I was 17&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;10 Year Old&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;3 Pedal&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;3 Light&quot; Club
BMW Lover is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 03:52 AM
5th Gear Member
 
RealBMW 02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: So.Cal.
Posts: 1,511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RealBMW 02 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to RealBMW 02
I think everyone pretty much covered everything, but good luck with it. Let us know how it goes and post some after math pics

<img src='http://files.unitedbimmer.com/ub.c/RealBmw%2002/Sig_ver2.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
1970 - 2002

Proud Memeber: 30+ year old car club
RealBMW 02 is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 05:55 AM
5th Gear Member
 
TMac325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Severna Park, Maryland
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TMac325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to TMac325is
unless the rest of your paint is extremely faded, you wont be able to notice the darker strip where the pin stripe was.. i know i couldnt


<span style='font-family:Arial'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>T-Mac</span>
95' BMW 325is Jet Black, 5 speed
Xtec 6000k HID kit, DDE Enhanced, Euro Ellipsoids, M3 Front Bumper, Color-matched rear,
Alpine Mp3/CD, 20% tint, M3 Contour Rims, Smoked Corners, front lip
Clear Side markers, K&amp;N Performance Filter, Debaffle, Color-matched side skirts</span>
TMac325is is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 08:04 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trob is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Sounds like an all day project so I think it will be awhile till I can get to it. It certanly sounds do-able..

Thanks

91 BMW 325 IX
BLACK
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
THE MORE RARE IT IS THE MORE IT COSTS TO FIX!

95 BMW 325 IS
GREEN
2 DOOR
5 SPEED
LET THE MODS BEGIN
Trob is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 08:07 AM
5th Gear Member
 
TMac325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Severna Park, Maryland
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
TMac325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to TMac325is
yes it takes a few hrs but the results are worth it


<span style='font-family:Arial'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>T-Mac</span>
95' BMW 325is Jet Black, 5 speed
Xtec 6000k HID kit, DDE Enhanced, Euro Ellipsoids, M3 Front Bumper, Color-matched rear,
Alpine Mp3/CD, 20% tint, M3 Contour Rims, Smoked Corners, front lip
Clear Side markers, K&amp;N Performance Filter, Debaffle, Color-matched side skirts</span>
TMac325is is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 10:14 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
BMW Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Orange, CA - U.S.A.
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BMW Lover is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to BMW Lover
it will look cool, in my opinion...with the pin stripe off and the paint is faded a lil bit, it will have a darker black line...almost like a pin stripe! haha


^^I want this where I live.

&quot;Drag racing a BMW is like going fishing with a hooker, it's fun but it's not what you got her for...&quot; - M3DUDE

Manual - The transmission hated by moms/wives/girlfriends everywhere...

Member of the &quot;I Owned my Bimmer when I was 17&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;10 Year Old&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;3 Pedal&quot; Club
Member of the &quot;3 Light&quot; Club
BMW Lover is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 01:05 AM
Crazy Fabricatin' Admin
 
gotKRAUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 9,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to gotKRAUT Send a message via MSN to gotKRAUT Send a message via Yahoo to gotKRAUT
agreed...i hate when people put that western style pinstripping crap on cars...makes me wanna

Kyle Sutherland

1995 BMW 540i/6:
The Calypso Beast Vid 0-70ish
1987 BMW 325es: Face & Butt Lifted/M50tu Swapped*Sold*
1985 VW Scirocco: Too many mods, money pit*Sold*
E34 Plate Filler Wanted!
gotKRAUT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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