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Old 22-01-2019, 18:26   #1
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Glue removal and polish bodywork

What is the best way to remove the glue that is on the car from body wrap vinyl? Also after the glue is removed whatís the best way to get the paintwork looking nice. I have no problem buying a machine polisher if thatís what I need as I think they are only £50 in Costco.
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Old 09-02-2019, 16:08   #2
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have you tried wire wool tipped in washing up liquid


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Old 09-02-2019, 16:14   #3
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That sounds scratchy, I’m going to get some petrol and use that to remove the glue as there is quite a bit. Just waiting for a warmer day.
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Old 09-02-2019, 17:06   #4
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wd 40 works well to and a duster so you don't damage the paint when rubbing it off .

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That sounds scratchy, Iím going to get some petrol and use that to remove the glue as there is quite a bit. Just waiting for a warmer day.
Petrol will evaporate too quickly before it gets chance to clean it properly

As Interbishi says WD-40 all day long.. let it soak for a while it will remove residue easy .
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Old 10-02-2019, 13:50   #6
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White Spirit works a treat.
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Old 10-02-2019, 14:16   #7
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When I worked In a car bodyshop we used a special prI duct from 3m called adhesive cleaner for removing glue it came in a metal tin and must have been about 1 litre in there, that is what I would recommend
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Old 10-02-2019, 15:37   #8
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I used Auto Glym tar remover soaked onto my OEM worn old VI rear boot sticker when I replaced it.

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Autosmart Tardis glue and tar remover
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Tried wd40 and it didn’t even budge the glue, probably cause it’s on really thick so I tried some t-cut which worked but it was hard work and I was worried about it taking paint off so I ended up using petrol which with a bit of elbow grease removed all the glue from the car in about 20 minutes

It was really bad on the roof and the bonnet but it’s all gone now
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Old 17-02-2019, 18:30   #11
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depending on how bad the glue is, ive used panel wipe, accetone, thinners and brake cleaner before

panel wipe usually does the trick on most though same with brake cleaner
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Autosmart tardis, leave it to soak a bit then just wipe off.
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I've just shifted some very stubbon glue left from wheel balance weights using

https://detailedonline.co.uk/collect...r-glue-remover

Left it to soak for a couple of minutes to soften it up then scraped it off. Had tried various things previously without any luck. It left nice shiny paint underneath.
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Nail varnish remover is the best I’ve used so far.
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