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#16 Oxide

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

How important is it to use a hairdryer or heat gun? I don't have access to anywhere where I can get a hairdyer out to my car as it's in the middle of a car park. Would it be possible to remove it without or would I just end up breaking it and need a new one?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

You can remove it and heat is essential to stretch the wrap and make it stick properly.
Others here will advise on removal.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I meant removing the lip itself without heat. I use a hairdryer when wrapping parts, because that I can do inside. The guide suggests using hairdryer or heat gun to remove the bonnet lip itself but I can't bring my car anywhere near a socket. So I was wondering how essential the hairdryer was to removing the bonnet lip or if I could try to remove the lip without using heat.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

Ah I see.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

Oxide mate I would have thought you need to use heat when removing the lip to warm up/melt the adhesive to make it easier to prise off with the screwdriver. Same way when I de-badged, I had to heat up the adhesive with the Missus's hairdryer so I was able to cut through it with dental floss. If I hadn't of heated it, it would probably have been stuck on tight n not budged, or ended up ripping some of the paintwork off with it.

You may be able to just wedge a screwdriver behind the lip n very gently n carefully jimmy it off by slowly working the screwdriver up the back of it. But you may risk snapping it if they are fragile.

Got 3 options I suppose, 1) risk it n be very careful n gentle with screwdriver 2) if you have a spare 20quid, buy a new lip n just rip your existing one off 3) invest in a very long extension lead ;)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

Found a mate who lives locally with a garage that I can get into so I can actually get a hairdryer to my car. Hopefully getting this one done in the next few weeks.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

Found a mate who lives locally with a garage that I can get into so I can actually get a hairdryer to my car. Hopefully getting this one done in the next few weeks.


Ah fair play mate. Knew you'd find a way round it. Reckon you'll paint it or wrap it?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

I think paint, although wrapping it would then match my new badges.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

I think paint, although wrapping it would then match my new badges.


Would be more permanent to paint obviously so would be better to, but then it'll cost you about 30quid for the primer, paint, lacquer n sandpaper. You'll also have to drive round for 3 days with your bonnet looking minging lol.

But if you wrap it, it'll match your badges which will look sexy, n there's no need to wait 3 days for it to dry, just wrap it n whack it on your car. Plus if you've still got a strip of wrap left it'll cost you nothing n save 30quid over painting.

Do you reckon your confident enough to spray it mate?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

sorry all,

missed the thread completely!!

Hairdryer is pretty essential, i wouldnt want to risk removal without it as its !Removed! sticky stuff!! looks like youve got it sorted now anyway!

Good luck mate!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

Will be wrapping my lip very soon, what sticky pads will I need?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Rh1no - Are you going to post some pics of the wrapped lip when done? Could be very tempted to do this myself. Are you using black or a colour coded carbon effect wrap?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Rh1no - Are you going to post some pics of the wrapped lip when done? Could be very tempted to do this myself. Are you using black or a colour coded carbon effect wrap?


I will do yea, when it's done I will get a couple of pics up. Using the black carbon wrap.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Will be doing this all over again soon with my Girlfriends car, although ill be wrapping hers instead... may also do mine again whilst I'm at it!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

If any wants to pay a small fee I could always carbon dip the bonnet lips

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