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Looking for some help!

I am looking to take my stripes off of my ST.

Does anybody with previous experience know if the paintwork underside will be a completely different colour and if this could be cleaned up to match?

 

Thanks,

Brad

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1 hour ago, Wxtty said:

Looking for some help!

I am looking to take my stripes off of my ST.

Does anybody with previous experience know if the paintwork underside will be a completely different colour and if this could be cleaned up to match?

 

Thanks,

Brad

How long we're the stripes on it? Lack of exposure to the sun & elements means the area under the stripes will be brighter than the surrounding area. Longer the stripes were on the worse it will be. 

Haven't had any myself, but the above should be the gist of it. 

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If they've been on for several years then the paint underneath will be a slightly different shade and should have no swirls/ scratches. A good session with cutting polish and maybe a DA on the whole car should match the exposed paintwork to the covered

Ford paint is quite easy to correct with a DA and cutting polish, i've done a few of my Fords and they come up great

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Mk6 ST did have some that came with stripes. As others have said the area should clean up after a good polish and buff. Same as debadging but on a larger area and more noticeable if it doesn't match.

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It will depend on what colour your car is as well, some fade worse than others!

You can check your reg on ETIS to see if the stripes were fitted from new.  You'll definitely need a good polish and decontamination of the surrounding area after removing the stripes, but on some cars the paint will have faded too much to ever match again. 

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