Self Adhesive Velcro on Rear Window

Submitted: Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:36
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Been plenty of threads on EO in the past on the need for rear window protectors when towing on gravel roads. Also lots of tips on how to make your own.

I thought I'd follow several others and use thick clear plastic fixed on by self adhesive velcro. The question is, how easy is it to remove the velcro from the glass when I get back and want to return the 4B to it's natural state as 'the pretty blue 'Lux.
I'd have thought that if I worry the velcro off (perhaps with a paint scraper?), a lot of the adhesive will remain. How have others got it off?
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Reply By: revhead307 - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:44

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:44
I have removed bumper stickers etc successfully with a razor blade and plenty of meths.

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Follow Up By: revhead307 - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:45

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:45
the 100% eucalyptus oil is also excellent at removing glue residues etc.

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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:02

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:02
Eucalyptus oil is the ideal removal agent. Never use metho on painted two pak paint as it wil disolve it. CheErs Rob
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Follow Up By: hz75 - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 19:53

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 19:53
"Never use metho on painted two pak paint as it will dissolve " ??????????
CRAP! Metho will only dissolve acrylic paints. All veichcles made for the last 100 years to my knowledge are all painted with two pak enamel. Thinners based!
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 18:24

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 18:24
I have stuck my velcro to the glass and that holds the plastic in place.

To remove slide blade in underneath velcro and cleanup with turps or meths as mentioned above.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:03

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:03
Back in 97 I used flattened out beer cartons fixed with 100mph tape, looked crappy but did the job XXXX & VB
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 20:15

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 20:15
Norm,

Use a heat gun or hair dryer to remove the velcro, then remove any adhesive as advised above. Think Dick Smith sells an adhesive remover, in a spray can???

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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:06

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:06
Thanks Guys. Just thought I'd check before I stick any velcro on.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:49

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 21:49
Norm,

I'm obviously missing something here, so perhaps you can enlighten me?

The idea of self adhesive velcro is that either the hook or the loop material is left on all the time.

Why would you want to remove it between uses?
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 22:30

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 22:30
Hi Sand Man,

I only want it on when I am on a big trip. We are heading off for 16 weeks soon and will do about 10,000KM of a total 20,000KM on dirt and gravel roads. I'll use the velcro to fix the window protector as required while away.

When we get back, I will remove the velcro entirely and put some more on for the next big trip, probably 4 or 5 months later.

Might be a bit of extra work, but velcro is cheap and I prefer to have the Hilux looking as good as I can when at home.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 14:58

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 14:58
Fair enough Norm, your choice mate, but I leave mine on all the time.

I bought a set of Obie's Rear Window Savers which came with strips of Velco (hook) material to stick around the edge of the windows. The Velcro (loop) material was already attached to the protectors.

After about 6 months, the weather conditions (heat, cold, water) had contracted the strips and they had lifted in some areas.

My solution was to buy some Velcro "spots" which are 22mm in diameter.
Because they are circular discs, they do not appear to be affected by expansion and contraction problems. They have been on the window permanently for about 8 months and I have used the Window Savers 4 times during that period.

You can buy the self adhesive 22mm Velcro Spots, (both hook and loop fasteners) in either black or white. As the Jackaroo has a black border around the edge of the rear windows the black "spots" tend to blend in rather than stand out.

They are relatively cheap and if you wish to remove them after a short period of travelling, I reckon they will simply peel of with the use of your fingers.

Works for me!
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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 15:00

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 15:00
if you have some laying about, silicon spray works a treat, also great for those paint pens too
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