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Old 30-09-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used one of these.....

.....Or similar
A friend has asked me to remove some old stripes off their car
They don't look in good condition, all cracked and sun damaged etc

Anyway there is a fair amount to do so assumed one of these wheels would be the best idea instead of heat to remove them as I fear with the car being 13 years old and not particularly well looked after (by our standards)
I've seen a few YouTube videos on similar product and it looks so easy

Anyone with any first hand experience?!
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Old 30-09-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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Yep, easy to use just don’t get carried away.

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Old 30-09-2018, 03:45 PM   #3
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Yep, easy to use just don’t get carried away.

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Cool
Thanks for that

Any chance you could describe further 'getting carried away'

I've zero experience with one so would love to know your thoughts
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Old 30-09-2018, 03:50 PM   #4
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No, but I've seen one used in a body shop - it is very effective on large areas. The person using it told me you had to be very careful to keep the wheel perpendicular to the stripe to avoid marring and to avoid heat build up which can be quite rapid. He was running the disc at low speed, and moving the disc over the surface quite fast and would return to cover any stripe missed rather than linger in an area...

FWIW, on small coachlines, I have never had any problem just using a hair dryer, a thin edged trim blade (as used for pushing air pockets out from film/stickers) and normal liquid adhesive remover - the stuff you clean off price sticker residue with.

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Old 30-09-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Not used one, but have removed stripes from wife’s old Fiesta some years back with a hairdryer and a plastic tool to aid removal - last year I did this to remove some sticky backing that was left when removing a badge from car and used a 1mm green window packer along, followed with by tar / adhesive remover...

Good luck and hope you manage to remove
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Old 30-09-2018, 06:24 PM   #6
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There's a chap on here with a mini thread. Can't remember who he is... Sorry. But he's used one a few times to get rid of some chequered decals. Hopefully he'll see this or have a quick search for the thread. Sorry I can't be any more help
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Don’t use it on plastic panels,it will damage them.i found out the hard way when removing double sided tape where number plate was,luckily the plate covers the damage.

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Plastic razor?
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Plastic razor?
nightmare to shave with!
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nightmare to shave with!
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