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    Removing Clear Film off hood

    Have a GTI that I am trying to remove the clear bra off the hood and taking forever.

    I heat up the area with a heat gun and can slowly remove the film but it leave a stick mess on the hood.. Tried everything to remove the glue including Goo Gone, WD-40 etc.. but its extremely slow going.

    Any suggestions?

    PS, glad I decided not to put that crap on my Viper.

    Thanks.
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    Hi, Dave...have you tried 3M Adhesive Remover or acetone?
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    Hey Steve, thanks for chiming in.. Dont have 3M Adhesive but may have acetone.. I think at this point I may drink it..
    Let me try that, thanks Bud.. Hope all is well with you!!!
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    Have you tried Mother's R3? I use it after a track day but that stuff seems to remove anything including track rubber.
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    Don't have any of that in the arsenal but will definitely pick some up.
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    Well after 7 hours of removing a 1ft by 4ft strip and doing a paint correction, its finally done.

    I have 1 piece of advice for those who have a clear bra (never mind the car totally wrapped) and needs to take it off...
    Sell the vehicle.
    LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    Well after 7 hours of removing a 1ft by 4ft strip and doing a paint correction, its finally done.

    I have 1 piece of advice for those who have a clear bra (never mind the car totally wrapped) and needs to take it off...
    Sell the vehicle.
    LOL...
    Good advice......lol !
    How old was the wrap ?
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    I’ve had 0 issues removing my PPF off of my car multiple times.

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    I'm guessing it was about 10 years old. The Car is a 2008..
    Personally I will never put the stuff on again (especially if I am going to keep it for a long time). Car came with it on. I cant imagine removing it from a Viper bumper. Your better off getting a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    I’ve had 0 issues removing my PPF off of my car multiple times.
    How long was it on for?
    I should have invited you over to help. Beers and pizza would have been on me.
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    Doh! Mine was close to 3 years and even had melted spot on side sill where stock cat was.
    The shop which did it has no issue taking it off.
    Yours looks like a nightmare. Wonder if it’s the material they used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    Wonder if it’s the material they used.
    Ya, no clue. Maybe it was clear packaging tape. LOL.. This film was cooking in the sun for at least 10 + years..
    Glad it was only on the hood.
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    Guess its a common problem with film that was on for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    I’ve had 0 issues removing my PPF off of my car multiple times.
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    The shop which did it has no issue taking it off.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyD View Post
    LOL
    LOL I caught that too.



    OP, that looks like it's been on there since the car was new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    OP, that looks like it's been on there since the car was new.
    Don't believe so. My brother bought the car used and had it put on. Unfortunately he is no longer with us to ask him.
    Regardless, it looks like if that stuff is on for a certain amount of time its almost impossible to get off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    Don't believe so. My brother bought the car used and had it put on. Unfortunately he is no longer with us to ask him.
    Regardless, it looks like if that stuff is on for a certain amount of time its almost impossible to get off.
    My last car I had it on there for about 6 years, then swapped it out. I did pay someone to do it, but they didn't charge me much to get it off so I can't imagine it was giving them fits like yours is.
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    I fully understand the short/medium term appeal of using PPF...especially on Vipers that are frequently driven or tracked.. My worry is the long term effect coupled with the removal process.

    I will really be interested to see what happens to the cars with PPF on Stryker paint jobs...and especially interested in the result on the anodized carbon editions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-Indy View Post
    I fully understand the short/medium term appeal of using PPF...especially on Vipers that are frequently driven or tracked.. My worry is the long term effect coupled with the removal process.

    I will really be interested to see what happens to the cars with PPF on Stryker paint jobs...and especially interested in the result on the anodized carbon editions.
    I'd be scared to death to put it on a carbon one.
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    Ill never use it again. If the surface that I wanted to put it on and didn't gets bad, ill just have that area repainted. I cant imagine putting it on a Viper bumper and have to deal with what I had to. The bumper would be tossed.
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    My Detailer recently pulled off and replaced my 14 year old film on my heritage. He was scared to death but it worked out fine.
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    I wish mine was that easy, yours came on in sheets, mine came off in small pieces and that was after heating it up with a heat gun (Yes, I tried pulling it off with no heat) The Guy in the Video I posted above had the exact same issue I had. Not sure what brand was on the GTI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveg View Post
    Ya, no clue. Maybe it was clear packaging tape. LOL.. This film was cooking in the sun for at least 10 + years..
    Glad it was only on the hood.
    I think the answer lies here. Most Vipers with PPF are garaged and not sun baked.


 
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