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Username Post: vent visor glue        (Topic#363350)
bikernut 
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11-20-20 04:57 PM - Post#2808184    

I have vent visors on my truck that are the glued on type and I had to replace the door, how do I remove the old adhesive from the plastic vent so I can reinstall with new 3M tape

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wagonman100 
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11-21-20 10:39 AM - Post#2808252    
    In response to bikernut

I usually use a flexible putty knife. It works very well for removal. I then use a razor blade to remove the old double faced tape. It is difficult to get it all the way off, but since I do bodywork for a living I get a lot of practice. If you can get an edge of the tape loose, stretching it makes it release from the surface. Works about 50% of the time. Be careful working with them off the vehicle. They get brittle over the years. I once got one off, cleaned, retaped it and it cracked trying to put it back on. Don’t worry if the razor blade scratches the surface too much, the new tape will hide those, even from the front side.

Jay
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chevkarl 
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01-11-21 01:09 AM - Post#2811822    
    In response to bikernut

A plastic scraper and wd40 should work also.



 
someotherguy 
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01-11-21 06:40 AM - Post#2811832    
    In response to bikernut

3M Stripe-Off wheel chucked into a regular drill will do it quickly without risk of any scratches. It may seem a little expensive at first but they last a long time, and you'll find other uses for it over the years.

Richard

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wagonman100 
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01-11-21 07:06 PM - Post#2811885    
    In response to someotherguy

Don’t use the stripe wheels on the plastic visor, only on the metal body of the vehicle.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
someotherguy 
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01-13-21 07:55 AM - Post#2811994    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
Don’t use the stripe wheels on the plastic visor, only on the metal body of the vehicle.


Good point. I only assumed (possibly incorrectly) that he was looking to get the tape off the vehicle itself.

Richard

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wagonman100 
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01-13-21 02:41 PM - Post#2812021    
    In response to someotherguy

I knew what you meant Richard, I just wanted to make it clear that you meant only on the body.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Algoma56 
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01-16-21 12:04 PM - Post#2812211    
    In response to wagonman100

It never hurts to clarify instructions or guidance. Better safe than sorry.



 
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