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Stripe removal - Mach 1

Discussion in 'Mach 1' started by Samwebb, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Samwebb

    Samwebb New Member Established Member

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    Decided to remove the hood stripe from my DSG today since it was crooked (previous owner installed it) and was starting to peel up. I like the look of the car without the stripe however you can clearly see where the stripe was now. It almost looks like a ghost stripe. Tips on ways to get rid of that? If I have to I'll just get another stripe, but it looks so clean without. I tried regular wax with a buffer and it didn't help. Any advice appreciated!
     
  2. starnsey

    starnsey Active Member Established Member

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    Paint fade. Don't think you'll ever get rid of it. I would just get an OEM piece (expensive but worth the cost). That stripe is something that makes the hood. Otherwise, the shaker just looks like a mole amongst the paint.
     
  3. Mach828

    Mach828 Active Member Established Member

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    I just rocked the ghost stripe when I first removed mine.
     
  4. Fordbaby

    Fordbaby New Member Established Member

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    You might be able to blend it in with the rest of the hood if you polish with some compound.
     
  5. Super000Sonic

    Super000Sonic New Member Established Member

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    The stripe is part of what distinguishes the car as a Mach 1. Go to Ford and buy a new OEM one, they still sell them.
     

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