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#1 06-10-10 12:47:37

Deniseam
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Plastic protector on roof of car

Does anyone know how to remove the plastic film that protects the roof of the car from the magnetic board.  Thanks

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06-10-10 12:47:37

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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car




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#2 06-10-10 13:29:50

Tony
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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

Hi Deniseam..

What I did to get the film off my old car was to heat it a little using a hair dryer. Starting at one corner, peeled it back while still using the hair dryer to loosing the glue a little.

Just took my time with it and once it was off, I used that Autoglym Tar remover to take away any little bits of glue residue that was left.

Gave it a little polish to finish.

I'm sure others will come on and give you some good advice.

Tony.

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#3 06-10-10 21:11:04

oz11
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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

Just to add to the previous reply, a little bit of WD40 will also remove any sticky residue.

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#4 08-10-10 14:14:29

Deniseam
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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

Thanks for that - the haridryer worked really well - will go and root out the WD40 now.  Cheers!

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#5 25-01-11 22:33:19

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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

I would have to agree with the above comments, just make sure it done slowly and the tar remover should bring it up a treat,


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#6 26-01-11 12:48:43

Deniseam
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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

Cheers - been a bit slow aobut doing this job - got the plastic off and didn't bother with the sticky.  Got a lovely collection of dust, dead insects and other unmentionable stuff stuck to it now!

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#7 26-01-11 20:50:41

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Re: Plastic protector on roof of car

I recently removed the film. I'm not using film anymore. I'm sliding the box into position with a wet sponge underneath one corner. Then lowering it into position. After the magnets have taken a hold I pull out the sponge. No scratches.
To remove the box placing the sponge back under then lifting from the opposite end at the same time tilting the other end's corner on to the sponge. Drag it towards the side I'm on, then lift it off.


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