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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Remove plastic sill protector?

I've got a '90 YJ and I am in the process of painting it. I am at a loss as to how or what is needed to get the plastic door sill protection off this thing.

I've tried heat, acetone, reducer, wax and grease remover and xylene as well as automotive goof off and nothing is working. I even gave sanding a go and it didn't work as well as the xylene.

Someone must have figured out how to get this stuff off............

Any ideas?

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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the plastic tape-like stuff where you would put an entry guard? If so, I removed mine with Goo-Gone and a plastic paint scraper. Yes, it seemed to take forever. Once the Goo-Gone soaks in, it does seem to help.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
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You could try a rubber eraser wheel. I used one to remove the old hood stickers. It took me 15 mins to remove them. The sill protector is thicker but it may work. It goes in a drill and is basically an eraser the size of a 3" grinding wheel.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the plastic tape-like stuff where you would put an entry guard? If so, I removed mine with Goo-Gone and a plastic paint scraper. Yes, it seemed to take forever. Once the Goo-Gone soaks in, it does seem to help.
Yup thats it, the plastic tape like stuff, I put some more goo gone on it and let it sit over night.

I like the look of that eraser thing I can think of a ton of uses for a thing like that.......I hope I can find one!
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Unread 07-06-2007, 10:57 PM   #5
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Check a body shop or paint supplier. I borrowed that one from my mechanic buddy. The thing is amazing! It removed the decal and adhesive without any damage to the paint. Just don't hang in one spot too long, it gets hot.
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Unread 07-06-2007, 11:45 PM   #6
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Try some 3M adhesive remover, I bought some at Carquest when I took the emblems off my Chevy truck and it worked well on these too.
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Unread 07-07-2007, 05:37 AM   #7
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a torch worked for me !
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Unread 07-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
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i used a wire wheel i was painting it anyway took like 2 mins
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Unread 07-07-2007, 09:56 AM   #9
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i used a wire wheel i was painting it anyway took like 2 mins
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Unread 07-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #10
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Airplane stripper ( I think thats the right name) works great and fast.
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Unread 07-07-2007, 07:58 PM   #11
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Airplane stripper ( I think thats the right name) works great and fast.
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