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Topic # 143809 28-Apr-2014 11:24
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Anyone got some tips on how best to remove the stone chip protection from a car ?

The film on mine is looking a little ratty and I want to peel it off and get all the glue off as well.




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  Reply # 1032487 28-Apr-2014 11:42
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Use a hair dryer and then clean the residue off with de-solv-it or turps (wash the turps off properly) 

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  Reply # 1032501 28-Apr-2014 12:02
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I'll add that old credit cards are a good tool to push under the film and glue when warmed. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1032688 28-Apr-2014 17:17
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Hair dryer might have a spazz if you leave it on for too long.  Best to find a proper hot air gun and use that on a medium low temperature to loosen the film and gently peel it away.  After removal, use IPA to remove any adhesive remaining on the vehicle and wash.

If you are re-applying new film, cut and polish the area first before re-application, otherwise you might suffer from poor results further down the line when it starts to peel and bubble.

EDIT: You can pick up a special squeegee with a soft edge from the paint/sign shop.  It won't scratch the surface like a credit card might.  otherwise, you can line it with a couple of pieces of paper or thin cloth.

Good luck!





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