Applying vehicle wraps can be relatively painless (see “Thick Skins: Wrap Installtion Tips” MyPRINTResource.com/1088799) , but taking them off – without damaging the surface underneath? That’s another story altogether. “Stripping vinyl is the ugly side of our work,” said David Wysong...
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- A good installer will use additional adhesive for tight curves, seams, and indentations. This prevents the material from later “bubbling” up as the adhesion releases from these difficult areas. 3M P94 is a common adhesive used for extra adhesion.
- Adhesive residue can be removed with several different solvents (Cleansolve, Rapid Remover, or common paint thinner). Never apply directly to the vehicle.
- Always apply to a rag or towel, then rub the adhesive residue. If solvents are used, a good coat of wax is recommended to further protect the paint after the removal is completed.