I had to use that nasty paint removal goo - you have to use gloves as the stuff eats at your skin!
I got some plastic chisel-like scrapers at Harbor Freight to use on the old red and blue stripping...
I also used a heat gun with some success, along with the plastic 'chisels' to carefully scrape off the pieces...
Acetone was used last to help clean up the mess...
Yes, it was a nasty job that took several hours, but I prevailed...it was curious that the blue stripe had 'etched' the alum skin where it was attached, but the red stripe didn't???
Alas, the narrower red and blue tape stripping I applied as a replacement, has now, after two years, began to 'crack' with the constant expansion and contraction of the skin...sometimes you just can't win!
Ray & Pat; Morada, CA