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I' dlike to get any suggestions on the best/cleanest/most hassle free way of removing the following three items:



Green: Pinstriping adhesive gunk.

My paintjob is crappy so one night after a few drinks I thought it would be a good idea to take a sharp razor and some windex+ammonia to the pinstriping. Turned out okay but i still have a lot of adhesive gunk everywhere and I'm wondering what will take it off. Acetone?

Yellow: Wheel well guard.

Is this just glued on as well? Heat gun? blow dryer?

Purple: Honda sticker.

Heat gun? Blow dryer?
 

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Wow that hatch is sun faded! 8)

For the Honda sticker I used acetone and a hair dryer, and scraped it with a credit card, came off no problem. Zippo/lighter fluid is great for sticky stuff like that, and so is simple green (my favourite cleaner!), but I dont know how it will treat your paint. The wheel well guards I don't know about, I don't have them, but if they are like the inner water-keeper-inners that promote rust, they should pull right out.
 

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downest said:
Wow that hatch is sun faded! 8)
Shuttup! You know its white. I think I may leave it white forever to remind me of the one that started it all...
 

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if u havent gotten the honda sticker gunk off heat it up and theres some stuff called "goo gone" u can get at autozone or whatever....awesome it will work on the pinstripe goo too
 

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Have fun with those wheel well platic protectors. They just prevent rust from forming on your wells. But ya there really gay to get off and your going to get mad really quick or atleast i did. Because smart honda put plastic screws that are up in there that that hold it up. And they strip everytime. Then you just have to pull on it really hard and rip it off. So ya like downest said just pull them out and dont waste like 6 hours tring not to strip the screws.
 

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fish:what are you talking about?Those lip protectors just pull off.I removed mine because they actually Cause rust.They trap dirt and moisture up in the well and rot the fender not the other way around.
 

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Ya, I pulled those fender lips off this morning. Took some of the adhesive remover to the double sided tape and scraped it off. Looks like the adhesive kind of ate away t the surface of the paint over the years but it doesn't much matter to me because the roof and hood are already faded. I didn't have much luck with the adhesive from the pinstripes and I have yet to try removing the honda sticker.
 

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Somehow i think goof off might take the clearcoat and paint right off with the adhesive. What about this goo gone stuff? I've seen it in the grocery store.
 

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Ahhh pinstriping fun. I've been spoiled over the years working for a honda dealership in the detail section where they have a adhesive remover that won't damage the paint. But what I used to do back in the day...I heat them up with a heat gun on low, and carefully pull it.
Once they are off and the adhesive is left behind, you can remove it with a little rosenal lighter fluid and a rag. Don't get the zippo lighter fluid, it will damage your paint. But the rosenal is so crappy it won't phaze it.
 
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