Tips and best practice for removing vehicle wraps

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EricT
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Tips and best practice for removing vehicle wraps

Post by EricT » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Afternoon all,

I am hoping that you lovely people can offer me some advice on the best ways to remove vehicle vinyl and glue residue? I gather that heat helps but where should I heat and are there glue removers you can buy? If so, are some better than others?

Help is appreciated!

Eric

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Re: Tips and best practice for removing vehicle wraps

Post by Kai Perry » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:58 am

Hi Eric,

Using a heat gun to heat the vinyl will help you to remove it, just ensure you dont use too much heat which may damage the paint or plastic trims.

Then using a glue remover such as Tar and Glue remover (most auto suppliers sell this) or if you look at companies such as Grafityp they offer products design for the removal of glue from vehicles.
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Re: Tips and best practice for removing vehicle wraps

Post by woolly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:12 pm

wall paper steamer stripper is my weapon of choice, if its a real wrap material it should not require a lot of heat and should be very little glue left behind,
advantage of the wall paper stripper is it only goes up to 100 deg and gets the heat in to the panel not just the surface of the vinyl.
generally if its leaving a lot of glue its too hot. if its snaping then too cold.

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Re: Tips and best practice for removing vehicle wraps

Post by bobe » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:08 am

Yes Using a heat gun to heat is the best option to remove vehicle wraps.

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