I purchased a used 1990 VW Cabriolet four months ago. The body was in good shape but the paint was faded. I immediately had it repainted at one of those national franchise body shops. Although I paid for extra body prep, they weren't really dilligent on the preparation. Instead of masking the vinyl stone guard on the rear fender, they painted right over it. One one side the vinyl wrinkled in places. The other side is bumpy. It looks horrible. I should have mentioned something to them at the time but...
I recently found a source for reproduction vinyl stone guards. They die cut a 2 mil, high quality, vinyl decal in the exact same shape as the original stone guard. I am not sure how to remove the old vinyl under the new paint.
The question is should I try and remove the old vinyl stone guard under the paint or apply the new one over the painted one? I don't want to ruin the new paint around the vinyl decal during the removal process but I want the new vinyl decal to stick well. If I remove the old vinyl, is there any advice on how to do it.