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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:18 pm 
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I am taking the trim off the side off my car for that clean look (too suit my bodykit) and the stupid d***head that resprayed my car about five years ago have glued the trim on!!! (see photo's, It looks like sikaflex) i need some suggestions on what i would need too do to get this crap off. I have tried kero, thinners and grease and wax remover + a plastic scraper but it is just taking forever i have spent most the day doing it and am getting nowhere. Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Razor blades, rags and metho then plenty of elbow grease.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Yeah but razor blades will damagae the paint.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:42 pm 
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Dont dig in... treat it with respect and go slow.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:58 pm 
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:cry: Pretty sure I wouldnt use razor blades.
Try Prepsol or wax & grease remover & elbow grease. :wink:

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Yeah ive been elbow greasing all day, just so over it. my hands are ache'n

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:44 pm 
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Get ya missus' hair dryer and heat up the excess glue. Might come off a bit easier then. That's how i got the 4.0 OHC decals off the sides.
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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:48 pm 
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Thats a good idea. Might give me a good excuse to buy a heat gun :D "hay babe unless i can get one of them your hair dryer's gona bite the dust :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:49 pm 
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yes use the hair dryer. Not too hot though! maybe use eucalyptus oil or orange oil these are good and will not damage the paint.
use a plastic scraper with care. I used this to remove old company decals from a car I used to have. worked ok.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Lol, yeah i have seen GMC heat guns at Bunnings for like $30, they'll do the job, but you don't want it too hot or you will bubble the paint and it only goes worse from there haha.
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Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Yeah after taking some more off it looks like they have used the trim (and the sika) to cover up a blend line... fkn d***head the paint looks average under there.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Hey buddy, you wont be able to get the sika flex off it is near imposable , and also most people use sika to stick the moulds on other wise they tend to fall off.
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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:37 pm 
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hey guys


my opinion

im a panelbeater an spraypainter
ido this s**t every day
mate best way is a razor blade and wax and grease remover
combined together will work perfect
it wont scratch the paint if its done right and any minor scratches will buff out anyways

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:48 pm 
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Got one side done finally, what an effort. i just ended up persisting with the plastic scrapers and the wax and grease. looks good though gives a complete new look to the side of the car which im happy with, it should suit the body kit nicely.

 

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:49 pm 
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Btw, sorry about the photo sizes. Ill correct them before the next post.

 

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