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I was looking at my car yesterday and noticed that one of the headlamp shields (purchased from StonGard before I knew of Rock Blocker) started to bubble and buckle up away from one of the headlamps where the corner bend is most severe....I installed them right after joining the original "Classic" Forums but the vendor that was listed was StonGard so that's why I purchased them from that vendor. They are 3M material based and may even be the exact same product for all I know.

I have a replacement shield from StonGard but am wondering what the best way to remove the old cover might be.......

Any ideas?? I sure don't want to screw or mar the headlamp itself in the removal process...

Thanks for the advice, in advance!

Steve
 

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I'd heat them up with a heat gun or hair dryer.
 

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yep.

warm them up

peel back

clean off residue

install new ones


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Subie Gal said:
yep.

warm them up

peel back

clean off residue

install new ones


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Subie Gal, I have alwayus been curious as to whether the this material leaves a "pencil line" behind on the paintwork if te product has been on the vehicle for a long time if and when people remove the product for Resale purposes?

Can you or another forumite shed any light on this for me please.
 

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Thanks, you guys/ladies!

I thought that heat might be theway but wanted to be sure before I started.....sure am glad that the Forums are back up again.

Be well and safe,

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Casper said:
Subie Gal, I have alwayus been curious as to whether the this material leaves a "pencil line" behind on the paintwork if te product has been on the vehicle for a long time if and when people remove the product for Resale purposes?

Can you or another forumite shed any light on this for me please.

no pencil line
no marks

and a brand new looking headlight/foglight underneath

this stuff is a one time use
you cannot resell it.

it's applied with adhesive (included)
once stuck, it's on.
once removed? it's garbage...

i've swapped mine out once now
and no problems to report :)

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Subie Gal said:
no pencil line
no marks

and a brand new looking headlight/foglight underneath

this stuff is a one time use
you cannot resell it.

it's applied with adhesive (included)
once stuck, it's on.
once removed? it's garbage...

i've swapped mine out once now
and no problems to report :)

Jamie
My bad, I meant with Rockblocker on the paintwork.......ie bonnet. :confused:
 

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

well that could be different.

i've never removed the body kit works.

i would imagine over time
there will be a wax line, and over a LONG time
a fade line as the protected paint will still be new... :)


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Subie Gal said:
yep.

warm them up

peel back

clean off residue

install new ones


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This could be sexual...ha.
 

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perv! :mrgreen:
 

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Personally, I don't think I'd remove it for resale purposes. I would think it would ADD to the value of the car to have it protected like that.
 

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Roo said:
Personally, I don't think I'd remove it for resale purposes. I would think it would ADD to the value of the car to have it protected like that.
I was thinking along the lines of if the Rockblocker had quite few marks on it from gravel hits etc which detracted from the cars overall beauty at the time of trade-in or private sale.
 

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I removed the hood piece of clearshield which is similar to rockblocker. There was a small crease in the clearshield that I wanted to get fixed. I heated it and pulled it off. I just needed to clean the wax residue at the line where the protector ended. Under the clearshield the paint looked new. No marks or anything.

Replaced it with Rockblocker.

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Okay, I just peeled them off my headlights. A little heat helped, but there is adhesive residue on the lens. Subie Gal said to "clean" it, so I tried soap and water and the residue is still there. Any suggestions?

BTW, I used a little more heat on the second one, and it came off cleaner, but still left some adhesive residue.
 

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Goo Gone will take the residue off.
 

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It's ONLY 5 years after my first post so I think I'll take the opportunity to FINALLY remove the shields.........and then I'll buff the headlamps with one of those Mothers kits....

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Also just a note. You can polish the clear bra products just like you would paint. So minor rock ships or yellowing may clean up with a polish wheel.

Also be careful with plastic and liter fluid or thinner, it may eat it up. Test a small spot first. Learned that the hard way on my bmw motorcycle windscreen.
 
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