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Not sure where to post this as there is no body forum, i took off those awful black door strips as ive the painted ones ready, any suggestions on how to remove most of the tape thats stuck to the body without damaging the paintwork? any easy way?
 

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If you have the July '05 issue of PVW, they are removing the strips from a Corrado.
After pulling off the strips, they put a little "toffee" wheel on a drill and ran it along where the glue was left, it took it off without damaging the paint and they just gave the car a polish afterwards and everything was supposed to be fine.

I suppose a heat gun and some sort of plastic scraper would do too if you were very careful.
 

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QUOTE (JMS @ Dec 24 2005, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I suppose a heat gun and some sort of plastic scraper would do too if you were very careful.

Was about to suggest gentle heat and a credit card alright ... white spirits might help after the heat also.
 

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thanks for the tips lads, will try the heat first, looks awful at the moment especially with half an inch of muck too
 

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hair dryer and a finger nail, then petrol or white spirit. a wash with fairy liquid after to remove the smears and then a good polish.just be warned if you suspect your car has been painted ever dont do it!!! bodyshops paint around strips and generally dont take them off!
 

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well today i tackled it, and ive got the drivers side totally clean, will do otherside tomorrow, took me half an hour, i used petrol and a credit card, tedious job, now have sore knees and back
. Managed to fit the handles too.
 
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