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Old 03-02-2004, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 1997 540i, auto, black, and I'm taking delivery of the car next week. I've driven plenty of 5's before -- my dad's, the neighbor's -- but this is the first BMW, actually the first car I've ever bought myself! So I'm excited. And these forums are great--a wealth of info. Anyway...

I have some pics of the car and I just noticed something I hadn't noticed before -- there's a pinstripe running down the side, just under the window line. I don't really want it on there. Does anyone know if these can be easily removed, and if so, how? Thanks. Pic attached, you can see the pinstripe.
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heat gun, just make sure you dont touch the paint with it just lightly go over the pin stripe and peel it back.. its pretty straight forward..

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Thanks...I just found this thread:

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...showtopic=8810

Hopefully mine's not painted on...but it may be
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check it out.. i didnt realize bmw painted them on..
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I've never seen a BMW with a pinstripe, somebody added it on.

I would just peel it off (scratch off with fingernail and peel) and clean with "goo gone".
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hehe hopefully you have better luck than i did... and its just a sticker. i really wish mine wasnt painted on - what a way to ruin my car

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