Pin stripe or not? Opinions

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    Mine also came with a pinstripe from the dealer. I tried to have it removed and was told it’s painted on. So mine is staying put lol. I’ve had the car a month so it’s still fairly fresh, but I wouldn’t dare try taking it off myself.
     
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    Hmmm. Painted on? Is it raised? I just assumed it was a vinyl pinstripe. There are also ways of removing painted on pin stripes although painted on pin stripes from the dealer are rare.
     
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    honestly, those subtle lines do look really nice.
     
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    Err no........ looks bloody awful with pinstripes
     
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    I assumed it was vinyl too, but he didn’t feel comfortable removing it so I didn’t press it. I used my fingernail to scrape a piece off, came off pretty easily so idk.

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    Take a blow dryer or a heat gun if you have access to one and it should peel right off. There are many YouTube videos on it. Although that looks like it could be painted. I don't like how they ended yours short. I would be looking for a way to remove it.
     
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    #22 Justin G, Jan 27, 2019
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    That would of pissed me off. On my 16' I asked them to remove a red pinstripe on my Lunar Silver car before delivery. It took them about 10 minutes.
     
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    Back in the 1980's the pinstripe looked ok on the Accord and Civic but these days and body styles not so much. I'd remove them ASAP
     
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    Project "remove pinstripe" is complete. Took literally 10 minutes by barely heating with a heat gun(a blow dryer would of easily worked) and a finger nail to start it. All peeled off in whole pieces. As I stated they were very fresh so older pinstripes may not have same easy outcome. Thanks for the feedback. I'm happy with the results.
     
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    Pinstripes are for baby boomers with lincolns and cadillacs. That's my opinion.
     
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    Personally, I can't stand pinstripes. My brother's roommate just traded his 2013 Civic LX sedan for a 2019 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring this weekend. His 2013 had vinyl pinstripes that had faded and chalked over the years. The 2019 came with painted pinstripes. The dealer has a guy that comes by and stripes 20-25 vehicles in a day. It takes him about 15 minutes to drive a car into the shop, clean and load his striping tool, roll on the stripes, give it a few minutes to dry, then return the car to the lot. The dealer pinstripes every vehicle on their lot and includes this as one of the junk items in their $1,500 markup.

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    I actually had to look to see if mine or my girlfriends had pinstripes lol. Mine is the sedan and has pinstripes. And hers is the hatchback and does not have pinstripes. My pinstripes actually look good on my sedan. But her hatchback looks good without. So that being said, I think you need to take those off. The hatchback looks good without, especially since they did that weird bend at the end.
     
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