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Old 05-09-2016, 04:15 PM
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I have to remove and replace the anti nick tape that sits under the back of the convertible top on the rear deck. Has anyone done this? I imagine a heat gun is part of the job and I have found the replacement tape. The body shops around here don't want to tackle this job so it seems it's a DIY. Thanks for any input.
 
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:36 PM
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Quite a few owners have simply removed the tape and polished up the paint.
maxcichon for one removed his years ago and he has had no problem.s
 
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:47 PM
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Quite a few owners have simply removed the tape and polished up the paint.
maxcichon for one removed his years ago and he has had no problem.s
Thanks ala_xfire. Never thought of that.
 
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:56 AM
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Quite a few owners have simply removed the tape and polished up the paint.
maxcichon for one removed his years ago and he has had no problem.s
Nothing to say, really.

Heatgun for removal. Slooooowly. Don't use even plastic tools to help. If it rips while pulling, use your fingernails to catch edges.

Don't ask why.

Replacing the tape should be very straight-forward. Once you start-don't pull on the vinyl-it will stretch and end up NOT where you thought it would go...
 
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:56 PM
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Nothing to say, really.

Heatgun for removal. Slooooowly. Don't use even plastic tools to help. If it rips while pulling, use your fingernails to catch edges.

Don't ask why.

Replacing the tape should be very straight-forward. Once you start-don't pull on the vinyl-it will stretch and end up NOT where you thought it would go...
Thanks Max, Max

Did you re-tape yours or just leave it be? Mine is off now and yeh, that is stretchy stuff.
 
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:09 PM
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Thanks Max, Max

Did you re-tape yours or just leave it be? Mine is off now and yeh, that is stretchy stuff.
I left mine off and replaced the tape for a friend.
 
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