Replacing pin striping

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Darrin S. Good, P.E.
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Replacing pin striping

Post by Darrin S. Good, P.E. » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:20 am

This is a “paint / detailing” question.

I have a 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100GL Intestate.

The clear-coat on the pin striping is flaking off, and I would like to remove all the pin striping and replace it with retro-reflective vinyl tape.

I read where you can use a heat gun to remove the pin striping, but will that have a negative effect on the fiberglass / paint?

Is there a different technique that should be used?

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Re: Replacing pin striping

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:25 pm

I believe the pin striping is covered up with a clear coat on the Goldwings, so you would have to first strip the clear coat before you could use heat to get the pin striping off - not an easy task.

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