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How to Remove Old Cracked Vinyl Wrap?

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No doubt, car wraps do protect the vehicle from depreciation. Yet, when the right time comes, it’s better to remove them when they lose luster or start degrading.

Let’s look at the most appreciated technique to finish the job without breaking a sweat.

The Heat Gun Method

You need a heat gun, a plastic scraper, and an adhesive removal solvent for the process.

Step 1: Set the heat gun temperature per the vinyl manufacturer’s specifications. The trick is to ensure the gun does not sit at one spot for too long but not to rush it as well.

Step 2: Use a plastic scraper to pry up one of the corners of the vinyl wrap.

Step 3: Start peeling the vinyl out carefully. Again, keep the heat, run the gun in front of where you are pulling to loosen the adhesive.

Step 4: Check the surface for vinyl adhesive residue. You might require to clean the surface with vinyl wrap adhesive removal solvent recommended by the wrap manufacturer.

(Remember, the solvent has to be safe for the car paint).

Step 5: Yes, finally, you get to clean the car surface with a piece of cloth.