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Old 07-18-2022, 08:22 PM
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Default Installing NOS 70 Judge stripes - paper and adhesive issue

A friend is in the process of installing a set of NOS Judge stripes. The paper is not pealing cleanly and is leaving an adhesive behind on the stipe material. Has anyone had this experience and if so, how did you remove the adhesive without damaging the stripe?

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Old 07-18-2022, 09:54 PM
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Prep solvent

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Old 07-19-2022, 08:08 AM
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Thank you, we will give it a shot

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Old 07-20-2022, 03:53 PM
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I've installed several NOS Judge stripes over the years. Prep solvent is the best but sometimes nothing works. some stripes go on fine and other bits (even within the same original package just can't be made to work because the paper bond has degraded the stripe itself.

I've given up with NOS stripes for that reason and quality repros are so close it just isn't worth the headaches. I must not be the only one since NOS stripes sell surprisingly cheap on eBay.

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Very interested to find out what you did with the prep solve to make the NOS stripes work. How do you use the prep solvent on the stripes? Soak the paper backing with a rag, or in a container stripe and all? Remove the paper, and let the stripe dry? The prep solve doesn't remove the stripe adhesive or harm the coloring? Any insight/hints much appreciated.

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The old GM stripes are good for maybe 7 or 8 years in storage after they were made. After that, if they are real GM "NOS" they all get a memory curve to them from being rolled up in the box plus the peel-n-stick glue on the back of those dries out.

They are great as a collector item to set on a shelf and look at but the reality of getting those to stick onto a car after 35 or 40 years in storage is highly unlikely.

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The old GM stripes are good for maybe 7 or 8 years in storage after they were made. After that, if they are real GM "NOS" they all get a memory curve to them from being rolled up in the box plus the peel-n-stick glue on the back of those dries out.

They are great as a collector item to set on a shelf and look at but the reality of getting those to stick onto a car after 35 or 40 years in storage is highly unlikely.
Hey Pete, I've been able to get NOS stripes to stick fine recently but it takes some work. I prefer them to the repros. The repros are fine and look great but the color is still a bit off from the originals. I can spot a repro stripe kit from about 40ft away. I just like the originality of NOS stripes if you can find them and the only way to go on a real original survivor.


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Old 08-02-2022, 11:42 PM
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I installed a NOS 40 year old stripe kit on a 71 Trans Am a couple years ago ,went on very well looks great!!

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Old 08-03-2022, 08:30 PM
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Telly- I got a real hard time believing that one!

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