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To Pinstripe or not to Pinstripe

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Shadowtundra14, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Dec 19, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    Shadowtundra14

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    Hey guys, I’ve got a dilemma on my hands. I recently purchased a 2014 Magnetic Grey Doublecab. It came with a dry rotted and deteriorating grey pinstripe. I took it up to a local detail shop and had them remove the old pinstriping and it was 70% successful. Only about 30% of the truck has some paint staining from the old pinstripe. Any thoughts on how I should proceed from here? I was thinking about going back over the old stains with a Black pinstripe, but I’m on the fence about it. I don’t really care for the pinstripes but, I was thinking is that a thin black pinstripe would be less noticeable than going back with any other color pinstripe. Any other ideas or should I just save up and have it repainted down the road?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    I know it's personal preference but I think pinstripes suck. IMO the last vehicle that looked correct with pinstripes was a 1977 Cutlass Supreme.

    Today they are merely additional revenue streams for dealers. No cars that I know of come with them from the factory like the old days. That and vinyl roofs.

    Try a light compound then fine polish on the striped area.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Did the detail shop try a bit of wet sand and buff ?? Go about 2500 grit and just skim it and buff it up that should remove that stain
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    I'm not a big fan of pinstriping either. I would try to polish/buff the staining out before pinstriping over it. Just my $.02's... Post up some pics of the areas you are concerned about.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    My vote is a no to pinstripes . Welcome to the forum.
     
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  6. Dec 19, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    I don’t think they tried this method. I’ll see if I they have the capability’s to try that. If the detail shop doesn’t then maybe a body shop would?
     
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    Word of advice, if a detail shop doesnt wet sand and buff... they are only a car wash.. find a new detailer lol welcome to the forum!
     
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Take the rest of the remnants off with a 3m eraser wheel. I used it to remove my pinstripes. Afterward I used finger nail polish remover to remove remaining glue. Rubbing alcohol or any other adhesive will work, just cheaper stealing the wifes polish. Cheaper, but not smarter haha.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00063VT0G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8
    There are some cheaper wheels, just have to search.

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  9. Dec 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    Well hold on there Boss... My '84 Delta 88 was pretty fly with that pin stripe - as was 95 Cutlass Supreme - My "93 STS was pretty dope too now that I think about it.

    But you are right a sky blue 77 Cutlass with a Navy blue Landau - stainless steel roof molding and Navy blue pin was awesome

    I had a lot of GMs wow!
     
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