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Old 10-15-2000, 06:01 PM
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I was taking a look at it...for removal, do you start at the two corners of the windshield frame? I've also heard different methods for removing the goo that's left, such as goo-gone, 3m stuff, and the most simple being using a hairdryer...any advice?

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Old 10-15-2000, 06:56 PM
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I started to pull the tape UP from the sides, rather from the top of each side of the frame. It came off pretty easily, but it did leave a fair amount of goo on the frame. I used this stuff called Xenit, which is a citrus-based solvent to get the remaining goo offa there. It turns the residue into something roughly akin to boogers...worked quite well! Put a fresh coat of Xymol on there, voila!

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Old 10-15-2000, 08:16 PM
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Greg, just a question...how exactly did you get the tape to start coming off from the bottom? On the car I saw today, there's no way I could have fit a finger down there.

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Old 10-15-2000, 08:28 PM
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Unless they have changed the shape of the tape, it's easy to get your fingers in there to get started peeling it up. If they HAVE changed it, and I can't imagine why they would change it, I don't see why it would be that big of a deal to start at the tops of the frames. The tape is in 3 sections. I don't think it would matter which way you peeled it...
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Jay,
The tape removal is much easier if you have the door open.
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Old 10-15-2000, 08:30 PM
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Ahh...that must be it...I never looked at it with the door open. Thanks!

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Is anyone sure that the frame is always painted the same color as the body? I'd hate to start pulling tape off and then find just a base coat or even another color underneath.
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Old 10-16-2000, 02:21 AM
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I haven't heard of anyone finding anything but the body color under there except for that one guy who claimed to have found Jimmy Hoffa.
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Greg:

Giving advice on taking off the tape. Is your insurance paid up?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 1Y2KS2K:
[B]Is anyone sure that the frame is always painted the same color as the body?
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