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#1 magh


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:39 PM

Evening all. Unfortunately on my kit my bonnet must have an older protective layer and is white with the blue stripes but when peeling off has left a horrible glue residue all my other panels have a black backing on the underside of the white protective cover and comes off perfectly. Pics below.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

WD40 can be good for removing glue -  test a patch first though

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:51 AM



Ive used this stuff before successfully, but not on the ss plastic cover....you can get it from several places.


Also try warming the plastic covering before peeling it off.....use your own hair dryer, not the wife's.

DO NOT use a heat gun.

It always takes longer to put it right than do it right.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:49 AM

when removing vinyl signage from vans we found the best thing was petrol and cheaper than most of the stuff you can buy that doesn't work anyway HTH. 

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:56 PM

I used cellulose thinners

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

I used Halfords earosol brake cleaner, went through most stuff in the cupboard and this worked well.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

Thanks all I shall give some of these a try one night and see how it comes up typical the biggest most seen panel is the one with the issue lol.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:38 AM

Hmm ... don't these stainless panels have a very thin plastic coating on them IIRC?  Just wondering if an aggressive solvent could strip this away? Just remembering threads where people have tried to polish the panels and ruined them because of the coating?  I would suggest trying the hot air path first and a more gentle cleaner first such as meths.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:16 PM

Autoglym tar remover .(after removing the thick stuff with hair dryer and plastic scraper) Got rid of sticker residue off my caravan. Tried everything else and this was best.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:54 PM

Acetone will get most stuff off.