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The last owner or the first owner must have put this dodgy looking chrome strip at the base of the boot hatch. I'm hoping it's just cosmetic and isn't there to cover up a minor bit of damage (can't notice anything around it at all).

I've peeled back a little bit at the edge and it looks like there's going to be ALOT of residue left behind, what's the best way to remove the glue residue that it's going to leave behind?

Can't think of any other way other than just pulling it straight off, or should I try to heat up the glue bit by bit as I pull it off?

 

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I use a kettle and a credit card to ease crap like this off and then WD40 or 'Goo Gone' to remove the residue. Just be patient
 

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use the wife / girlfriends hair dryer to warm it up as well
 

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try fishing line behind it....then a solvent to remove the residue.....just be very careful using solvent.....wipe it straight off
 

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Yeah, best way is like has already been stated, hairdryer, fishing line (or something similar) residue remover and patience..
 

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Definitely a hot hair gun or hairdryerxto heat up the glue be careful with the hot air gun though

Once off just use some thinners it's the best way to remove glue residue use it all the time in my bodyshop but always do a rub on a bit of paint you can't see just incase it reacts with the paint or takes it off it shouldn't as it will have clearcoat over but ya never know sometimes

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tardis.....paint safe and is made to remove glue n tar.
 

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I'd be tempted to also have a go with trim tools if you have any.. I keep a set of them in my car at all times and use these for doing anything when removing things, especially on the interior where other sharp items would otherwise gouge the plastics or on the exterior, damage the paint.. They apply a good sharp edge without the risk of scratching..
 

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Did it today with some goo remover, an old debit card and some microfiche cloth. Looks MUCH better I think, so glad it's gone and didn't leave any marks




Couldn't possibly have done it without some moral support either lol

 

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Nice work
 

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What's a 'Microfiche cloth'??!!! Gotta get me one of them!
 
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