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Instant stripe remover!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Jan 10, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I have had my K5 for a few years and always hated the factory stripes on it. I knew when I repainted her that I would be able to DA them off and make a big ol' mess. Well I washed her today and for whatever reason (just cold enough/ pressure in washer/ cycle of moon/ whatever) they came right off, no residue no hassle. Had the entire truck "destriped" in less than 2 mins, sure beats chemicals or sanding

    Luke
    84 K5
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Didn't GM make quite a few vehicles with automatic self stripping paint too? My buddy's 89 GMC is quite a fashionable mix of white and grey.[​IMG]

    I usually get automatic pin stripes when I wheel, so I guess it all evens out.

    Rene

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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    trustyk5 that would be custom pinstripeing by mothernature i get this all the time to lol

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yup, I've got more stripes than paint now [​IMG] Even my stainless mirrors are scratched.

    Rene

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  5. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Rene,
    Look at some of the pics of my blazer. It's peeling/fading bad on the hood and roof. I went over to a buddies house (fellow K5'er) and they thought I had flames painted on it the first time they saw it.

    89 K5 Silverado
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  6. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    heres something that works also, if you are gonna repaint it, 1st take acetone [bought at lowes] its the most powerful stuff EVER!!!!
    then put it on a rag and rub it off, comes off so easy.
    we use it one canoes where i work and that stuff works miricles!!! no joke!!!
    but be sure not to let it get on any open wounds... stings like a mother $45

    Confederate's w/ K5's!
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    K5: Because size DOES matter
     
  7. Cavalry

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    Check out how much the paint has faded in 17 years <IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1443760&a=10871295&p=37653310&Sequence=0&res=high[/image]

    Luke
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  8. CV202

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    If it's the adhesive type, a heat gun works pretty slick too. Just don't hold the gun there too long...trust me. :)

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!!
     
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    Confederate- acetone is good, but it is like water compared to MEK. You can buy that at Lowe's also. I work with paint and cemicals every night in an industrial application, and we don't even bother with acetone. Just wanted you to know acetone is not the most powerful! Not to insult you.

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  10. Wheels

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    Avoid using MEK or Acetone on the fiberglass top or you'll have a real mess on your hands when you get to the gelcoat (they both tend to soften the gelcoat and fiberglass).
     

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