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Offline ckunkel

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Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« on: February 03, 2017, 01:19:00 PM »
I am curious on what people have done with that black vinyl stick on material that are between the exterior windows on your van.  My are starting to crease and I am curious about just removing them and leaving it off or what the process is like to put new material on.  Any advice is appreciated.

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Offline Itsamoto

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Re: Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 01:45:24 PM »
i prefer mine naked and leave it off -- seeing the pillars is much more bus like in my opinion.


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Re: Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 07:20:27 PM »
I don't like the stickers I will probably shoot the pillars with flat black..
I used a razor blade scraper, then washed the glue off with laquer thinner. I took my time and did not have a single scratch on the clear coat.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2017, 05:08:26 PM by robinson1509 »

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Offline mech23

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Re: Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »
I'm planning to remove the faded vinyl from between the windows on my '02 weekender. What's the best technique to get them off without damaging the paint? I was thinking warming up with a heat gun on low, then peel by hand, follow up with "goof-off" to remove the remaining glue. Then clean with clay bar and apply Klasse sealant. Any better - or easier - process?

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Re: Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 05:41:32 AM »
Using a heat gun or hair hair dryer will soften the glue, making it easy to remove. Aside from goff-off, you can use wd30 to remove the residue.

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Re: Black Vinyl Material Between Outside Windows
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 02:09:47 PM »
Thanks. I'll be having a go at it when the rains finally let up in a few weeks.