Originally Posted by Irelands child
Brian, you post excellent advice on that stripe removal. I, as a Ford pickup owner, have to caution the OP that whatever he does, be well aware that the original paint/CC is very thin as I've had to 'attack' the tail gate on mine (probably the same on all late vehicles now days). It almost might be a better choice to either have that stripe repainted (over coated with new) or use tape stripes.
You are right Dave as removing those stripes is a VERY tricky project, even for a pro who has done it a bunch of times, it's the open heart surgery of paint work.