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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 12:09 AM #16
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Oh my God, I hope it doesn't come to that. Good luck with the steamer. I have a small steam cleaner if thats any good? Can show you pics. Betty

Thanks Betty. That's very kind of you. Clare might be a bit far to travel but I will let you know tomorrow.

Thanks again.

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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 06:01 PM #17
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Saw an Aldi leaflet today On sunday they have a hot air gun 14.99 in stock.
http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/2867_6823.htm
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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 06:19 PM #18
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Saw an Aldi leaflet today On sunday they have a hot air gun 14.99 in stock.
http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/2867_6823.htm

Thanks Betty. You just made my day. I bought a hot air gun last week in B&Q for 23.99. And I thought it was cheap! I think I will just close the darn door and forget about it. The film will probably fall off it when it gets a bit more weathered.

Anyway, thanks again for all you help. I really appreciate it.
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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 06:32 PM #19
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I used windscreen washer for the car in hot water and it took mine off....
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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 07:48 PM #20
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I used windscreen washer for the car in hot water and it took mine off....

Thanks Ronkie. I should have some windscreen washer buried away somewhere. I will try it as soon as I dig it out. Will keep you updated.
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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 08:46 PM #21
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I had a similar problem around the edge of my windows and I heated it with a hairdryer and it came off easier. (this heated the plastic)!!!

Hope it works for you.
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Old Posted: 30-08-2008 , 09:19 PM #22
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Stop using solvents, you will damage the finish on the door.

I had a similar problem. what worked for me was using ice paks. place icepak on section of door for 1 min, film should start to curl up and then peel away. This method works but takes a lot of time.

What has happened to your door is the film was applied too early before the wood effect had properly cured.

PS:you could contact the manufacturer to sort this out.
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Old Posted: 31-08-2008 , 04:59 PM #23
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Hi go to a motor factor shop for eg ashgrove interparts etc and get Tar and Glue remover, put it on a soft cloth and dont scrub.
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Old Posted: 08-09-2008 , 08:28 AM #24
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I would so like to know how you got on with your door as I am now at that stage with my new door & spent the weekend trying to get it off with very little success !!!
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Old Posted: 08-09-2008 , 11:15 AM #25
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I would so like to know how you got on with your door as I am now at that stage with my new door & spent the weekend trying to get it off with very little success !!!

bor, I bring you tidings of great joy. After trying almost everything and almost ruining my door in the process, I finally went back to the WD40. I soaked the door every night for the past week with WD40 and when the sun shone on it next morning (we had a couple of sunny days) the film started to blister and I was able to peel some of it off. I've just soaked the last few stubborn bits and and I expect to have them removed by this evening. If the sun stops shining I am going to try the hot air gun. I will post a photo of the door as soon as I have it cleaned and shining like new. Best wishes in your new house.
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Old Posted: 11-09-2008 , 03:54 PM #26
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I have finally done it! After weeks of scraping and rubbing the film has now been removed, except for a few little bits around the panels, which are difficult to see. The hot air gun was useless as that just made the film very sticky and mushy and even more difficult to remove.

If anybody else has a similar problem with their new doors or window boards, my advice is to stick with the WD40. It is a very slow process but it works

All that needs to be done now is the cleaning but that can wait for another day.
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Old Posted: 11-09-2008 , 06:22 PM #27
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Photo added -- see above for the finished article!
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Old Posted: 11-09-2008 , 06:41 PM #28
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Congratulations on a tough job done well. I really feel for you. Your poor fingers and nails must be in bits by now. If you pm your details i will send you on some handcream. Lets hope this door has a long life lol
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Old Posted: 12-09-2008 , 09:36 AM #29
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Congratulations on a tough job done well. I really feel for you. Your poor fingers and nails must be in bits by now. If you pm your details i will send you on some handcream. Lets hope this door has a long life lol

Thanks Betty, you are very thoughtful. I don't think I will need the handcream as the WD40 works miracles on hands too. I think I might keep using it instead of handcream!
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Old Posted: 12-09-2008 , 11:36 AM #30
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Hi, try using zippo lighter fluid . . after many years working in jewellers, I have seen it used sucessfully to remove stickers & glue off delicate surfaces . . apply with cloth & work from corner. Good luck!
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