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Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry shrink wrap on chrome

Can any one tell me how to get the plastic shrink wrap off my chrome parts trying to get it outr of the packaging is not going good, the plastic is like it is glues to the chrome, this is from yamaha acceseries.
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I haven't had that particular trouble but it would be a by-hand peeling process.
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well at this point that is not working well..........
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Hope somebody else chimes in.

If the parts are metal (not plastic) have you tried a warm hair dryer (not HOT)?
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you might try using WD-40 and a little heat to help separate the plastic from the chrome.
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Hair dryer?
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I had that same issue with a set of new chrome fork tube covers. I ended up heating up the shrink wrap just a tadd with my heat gun and the wrap peeled off easy.
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thanks BiggG, I thought that might be what was needed, just needed to have someone confirm it that had the same problem.
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I have used terry cloth and a rectangle wood dowel with great success. Burned nylon warm up pants and shoe rubber on my exhaust. I started the bike and got the pipes hot. With a cotton terry cloth wrapped around a flat rectangle wood dowel, I rubbed away the plastic. Turn over the terry cloth many times as to not smear the plastic but rather transfer the plastic to the terry cloth.

Not micro-fiber terry cloth.
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jim i feel for you..if you don't get it right that plastic will peel the chrome away...i had a gear shift custom yami part in the same packaging...it did pull a part of the chrome off .....boy was i mad...had to lacquer it to use it temporarily

we pay good money for these parts to be cheated by ultra cheap skate wrapping...i swear if it goes on like this we'll all starve to death before we can get our food out of the ruddy stuff... i saw some guy with scissors stuck in the stuff and someone suggested he use scissors to cut them out!!

i didn't think i had a problem just went real slow but wish now i had gone the hair dryer route...but as i have no hair.....
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