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    can someone point me in the right direction as far as removing the rubber strips as well as the antenna (from the base)? i am looking in wrapping the entire car myself in clear bra wrap and besides the bumpers which i can handle i figured i would ask you fine folks before i did something stupid by trying to just pry them off. anyone have experience? any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by alextheromanian View Post
    can someone point me in the right direction as far as removing the rubber strips as well as the antenna (from the base)? i am looking in wrapping the entire car myself in clear bra wrap and besides the bumpers which i can handle i figured i would ask you fine folks before i did something stupid by trying to just pry them off. anyone have experience? any help would be appreciated
    Beware, using a clear wrap it will discolor over time and would need to be removed and or re-applied. Those are intended for common 'chip' areas.
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    Have you thought about using plastidip rubber dip spray?

    https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages/videos-tutorials

    With plastidip, you can just peel and it should cut at any hard edge. Rubber edges like near the windows will need to be taped and peeled while wet. Those rubber strips on the roof should pry right out with a plastic putty knife. The antenna can even be dipped as it shouldn't affect transmission/reception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llninja View Post
    Have you thought about using plastidip rubber dip spray?

    https://www.dipyourcar.com/pages/videos-tutorials

    With plastidip, you can just peel and it should cut at any hard edge. Rubber edges like near the windows will need to be taped and peeled while wet. Those rubber strips on the roof should pry right out with a plastic putty knife. The antenna can even be dipped as it shouldn't affect transmission/reception.
    Who would plastidip an entire vehicle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe67 View Post
    Who would plastidip an entire vehicle?
    I'm SURE it's been done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellsop View Post
    I'm SURE it's been done.
    Many things have been done, but should they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe67 View Post
    Who would plastidip an entire vehicle?
    Certainly not with individual cans. But gallon cans and an Erlang dip sprayer makes this task easier. Plus with the new glossy top coat and dip pearls you can do some amazing stuff. Small flying debris bounces right off. No worries about road salt, but the new worry is accidentally dripping gasoline on the plastidip, as it degrades quickly if you overflow your tank.
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