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noel

11:05AM | 08/27/00
Member Since: 08/26/00
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How do you get plastic off a steel painted door?

Chip

02:56AM | 08/28/00
This plastic, is it melted plastic that has been splattered on? A type of repair? Please be more specific.

noel

06:08AM | 09/02/00
Member Since: 08/26/00
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It is the plastic sheet that came on the steel door for protection that has been melted on by the heat and sun.

Chip

06:48AM | 09/02/00
Oh boy, that is a problem. Have you tried, on a small area, a hair dryer? Maybe it will loosen it and you could use a plastic putty knife to help scrape it up and peel it off. Try not to get in a hurry and moving the dryer over the place that is peeling as you go.

I have never had this problem and don't have a real sollution, maybe someone has some ideas. Sorry.

You could try(again on a small area) wiping the plastic with some lacquer thinner, it may soften it enough to peel. You will probably have to repaint it after this if it works.

My only other idea would be using a putty knife and scraping it being carefull not to scratch the metal to much, depending on the damage to the paint or primer you will probably have to sand, re-primer and paint.

rpxlpx

05:57AM | 09/05/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you try scraping with a putty knife, use a plastic one - less likely to scratch.
Another thought: since plastic is petroleum-based, maybe some light weight lubricating oil would get it to "release" it's hold on the metal. Try to get some started between the plastic and the metal.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited September 05, 2000).]

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