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    Please can someone advise on the best way to remove glued on aftermarket plastics.
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    I would think with a piece of fishing line.
    then sand down and respray bonnet.

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    I would also use a fishing line to remove the plastic and the clue i used degreaser with water and cloth to rub the glue of

    Worked for me and Touch wood no damage to paint

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    Pledge does a decent job of the left after sticky glue as well and does not scratch your car or damage the paint. Spray on - let it sit for a bundle of minutes and then lot of elbow grease with a soft rag.
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    But, it adds 5kw per plastic add-on.

    and it looks cool and it makes it go fast.
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    I assume its similar to removing stickers.

    Heat it up slightly with a hairdryer and then when the glue becomes soft, pull the part off.

    Take some furniture polish, spray on, let it sit for a bit and then get the excess off

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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Do you perhaps know what type of glue was used?
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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Quote Originally Posted by All -in -one View Post
    Do you perhaps know what type of glue was used?
    No idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_buffel View Post
    I would also use a fishing line to remove the plastic and the clue i used degreaser with water and cloth to rub the glue of

    Worked for me and Touch wood no damage to paint
    I am hoping I can get away with the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    But, it adds 5kw per plastic add-on.

    and it looks cool and it makes it go fast.
    Clearly thatís what the previous owner had in mind too.

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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Penetrating oil works well (Q20, WD40 etc).

    It breaks the bond between the glue and the paint, softens the glue, and most importantly, does not damage the paint.

    Work in a cool shady place, and be patient.

    Do not try any solvent (many degreasers contain solvents).
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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Quote Originally Posted by All -in -one View Post
    Do you perhaps know what type of glue was used?
    Double sided tape
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    Hopefully double sided tape was used.

    Try heating it first with a hairdryer. I use Holts tar remover to remove glue residue from stickers.
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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    As a proud Ranger owner this thread embarrass me - because its always a Ranger owner losing the plot.
    When you do that to a car you have issues.

    Hope you get sorted!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    As a proud Ranger owner this thread embarrass me - because its always a Ranger owner losing the plot.
    When you do that to a car you have issues.

    Hope you get sorted!!
    Agreed, hopefully I can get it cleaned up soon.

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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Double sided tape
    Seems like DS tape AND silicone sealant

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    Default Re: Removal of aftermarket plastics

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_ZA View Post
    Seems like DS tape AND silicone sealant
    Silicon is resistant to just about anything, so you have to break the bond between it and the paint.
    Try penetrating fluid / oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_ZA View Post
    Seems like DS tape AND silicone sealant
    So previous owner had the embarrassment of the plastic gone missing before. Good.

    Lol, hope you get it off without damage
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    Silicon is the worst !!

    If anyone has the solution to removing silicon gel from paintwork without hurting the paintwork I suggest patenting it and marketing - there must be many potential customers out here !

    Otherwise I agree with the comments re hair driers etc. if used with care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_ZA View Post
    Please can someone advise on the best way to remove glued on aftermarket plastics.
    Thanks everyone for the good advice. Thanks to you and significant elbow grease the bonnet is back to the way it was intended.

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