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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 pm 
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I've just scored an ex rental f8 dogma but it has clear plastic frame protecting "helicopter tape". I want to remove it, but how? Just pull it off, pull it off close to the frame, with a heat gun? Don't want to peel all the paint off my new baby, thanks


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Gentle heat gun and it lifts off. It doesn't take paint very easily; at least not on the couple frames I've removed it from. It's designed to come off without damage to finishes.


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:23 pm 
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and peel sloooowly.

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:27 am 
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I would not use a heat gun. Too hot even on the lowest setting. You might inadvertently melt the resin or delaminate the carbon fiber. Try a hair dryer instead. Much safer and shouldn't damage the carbon fiber.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 am 
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+1 my old heat gun on the lowest setting was in the 100-120 range. And that wasn't cheap (but it was 10 years ago.).
I just use my wife's retired hairdryer. That tops out at less than 60 from what i can remember.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Don't need a heat gun. Slowly peel and hair dryer only if necessary.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:43 pm 
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thanks chaps, that´s all helpful info.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:11 am 
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hair dryer on low setting


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