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Removing Protective Film From S S Panels

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HI.

Any one have a good method or short cut to removing the protective film from s. steel panels thats been on them for 12 years. Has gone brittle comes off in small flakes Without damaging the surface.

 

 

Jacko.

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I found an aerosol brake cleaner from Halfords was good at shifting the glue residue. Went through what ever was in the cupboard trying to remove it and this worked really well. I guess any similar solvent based cleaner should work.

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Hot, but not boiling, water on a sponge, held (use gloves!) on the plastic for a while.

Repeat until soft enough to peel off.

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Thanks lads i'll give some heat a go i've no nails left and finger tips are red.

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Might sound daft but I used a wallpaper stripper steamer, only held it in a place briefly but definitely helped

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*bleep* job. plastic scrapper ,hot air gun and loads of patients. Glad to see I'm not the only one who has gone through this stage in the build. Your not alone brother.

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Be carefull as there is an unseen film covering the actual stainless steel itself once you've removed the white plastic stuff (It's what give it it's shine), You do not want to scratch that film or there is no way of getting rid of the scratches once done, don't go daft with the heat gun. Hair dryer, or hot water as previously said.

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