Vinyl Stripe Removal and Replacement
I have removed the extruded aluminum molding and vinyl stripe around the beltline of my 86 Classic. The old woodgrain vinyl was badly weather worn, cracked and faded.
I tried the 3M large surface area removal wheel 07315 thinking that would rub it off. It does, but I spent 4 hours doing just the curb side. By then the wheel was worn from 8" dia new to 4" diameter.
Then I tried Kwik Kleen Aircraft Paint Stripper and wow, it was much faster and much cheaper. I applied liberally on about 5 feet, let it work for about 5 minutes, and then used an "plastic ice scraper" and just scraped it off. I had to repeat the process to get the adhesive residue off, and repeat a third time to get the stubborn spots.
I have ordered replacement vinyl in 7 1/2 inch wide gloss black, and the silver pin stripes. I have also ordered replacement rubber insert for the extruded aluminum moldings.
Pictures of the project so far: