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November 17, 2016
9:26 pm
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Hi is there an easier way to remove the film from the alloy panels
I've tried the pick method
I've tried warming up with hairdryer
It just seems to take forever! !!!!

November 17, 2016
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Yes it does, and often ends with bleeding nails.

November 18, 2016
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I found you can be a little harsher with stainless steel covered panels than the aluminium ones, nothing but time and patience worked for me, although did find a little white spirit on a microfibre cloth was good for rubbing off residue from the edges. My Aluminium panels were painted so I was a little less bothered about leaving marks behind as well.

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November 20, 2016
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Thank you for both answers

November 21, 2016
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In preparation for when I'm going to have to do this I thought id do a bit of research.
have a look at this link.
Apparently household ammonia is the way to go and at the bottom of the page someone suggested brake fluid.
http://www.finishing.com/258/27.shtml

November 22, 2016
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Brake fluid!!? Are they nuts? Apart from the cost, that stuff is horrible; corrosive to skin, really slippery and you'll probably have to go over the panels in white spirit anyway to try get it off afterwards. Honestly, really don't try that... and ammonia!? Do you want any skin left? Crazy...

It can be slow and annoying but old fashioned fingernails is the only decent method I found.

November 22, 2016
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will have to agree with Nelmo.

Never use chemicals if you have alloy, stainless is hardier but I would not use either chemicals on that.

November 22, 2016
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Oops, sorry, only trying to help 🙁 . 😉
Well if your not going to try it, then nor am I. lol

November 22, 2016
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Perhaps someone at GBS/Kit Spares can check with the material supplier as to the best way to remove the covering? My fingernails will appreciate it also.

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November 22, 2016
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Well if they had an easy answer, I am sure they would use it, but after 6 plus years the finger nail was found to be sacrificial.

November 23, 2016
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mac22002 said
Oops, sorry, only trying to help 🙁 . 😉
Well if your not going to try it, then nor am I. lol  

Not blaming you - you're just the messenger Cool

I briefly had an answer - used my kids Laugh - they found it fun for about 30 seconds and then wandered off... Confused

November 23, 2016
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Was saying it tongue in cheek ; ).
Damn, kids grown up and don't have much in the way of finger nails. Hopefully will be collecting chassis around February so will give girlfriend plenty if time to grow her nails ;).

November 23, 2016
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I found the best way was to use a bit of heat ie hot air gun or hair dryer. And to remove the sticky was some industrial thinners. This wont leave any marks or tarnish the panels in anyway. But i would say approach with caution.

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