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Old 07-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Door Guards Removal Question

My stang has those unsightly door guard strips and I would like to remove them. Will they remove easily, leave any marks or holes, or reveal unpainted or faded paint underneath? What is the best way to take these off?
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you coul get it up with a heat gun and try peal it off and then use a nice polish n wax to decrease the fade
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Ok, it sounds and looks like these are stuck on very well, and I would probably damage the paint removing them. Maybe I am just stuck with them.
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like i said if you use a heat gun at around 200• the glue will melt and you'll be able to peel it off
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I hate those darn things as well! if you do end up taking them off let me know what happened and post pics of the final result!
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Ok I will, but at this moment, I don't own a heat gun! I don't suppose a hair dryer is good enough to do this job, would it?
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nope, I don't think a hair dryer would heat up enough.
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no not nearly enough to reach 200 degrees
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ok, sounds like a fun project though. I might tackle it one of these days. Thanks for the help!!
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Have any of you done this before?
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yea i did it in one of my freinds cars all u have to do is put the heat directly on and around the strip and after Heating it a wile and it should peel right off
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like the OP had asked is there any fading color variation or residue left over? can you tell that something was removed?
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I don't think it would be faded, if anything it would look newer than the paint around it. Residue could probably be cleaned off. I'd be worried about messing up my paint. I guess you have to be careful and try to get only the area you want.
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yeah that makes sense. Is the heat gun not going to melt the paint as well?
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I just researched this a little more and found a guy who took his off with dental floss. ill post what he said.

"i just removed mine today...take some dental floss and use a sawing motion along one end to the other should take it off...take a plastic putty knife scrape the residue off(easier on a warm/hot day) rub some adhesive/decal remover on the left over residue then use a scratch removing wax and voila your done and it looks much better."
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yes the dental floss is good to remove the glue after its been heated i forgot to mention and yes it Ha discoloration depending on how much time it's been there i would wet sand and the polish or a really good polish and wax
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WD40! Lol it'll help with the residue left but you'll still want to polish or wax just in case. If you can gain acces to a heat gun then that'll help a great amount. I'm not sure of any other solutions when it comes to peeling these things off.
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I pealed my stripes of my rockers on my 01 say 12+ years old and there was no fading.. Just insight.
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I pealed my stripes of my rockers on my 01 say 12+ years old and there was no fading.. Just insight.
Just wanted to make sure you didn't think we were talking about rocker stripes but the door guards! Couldn't tell just making sure
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Just wanted to make sure you didn't think we were talking about rocker stripes but the door guards! Couldn't tell just making sure
Yeah I'm just talking about the fading. It's the same idea..
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Oh I gotcha thanks for the advice!
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