While the stripe removal is coming along nicely using the wet towel/hot iron method. I am left with these black stripes above and below. They are so weathered they feel like "crust". My husband says it's paint not a decal. However the more weathered spots flake off with a scratch of my fingernail. Other sections look like they are still attached. After reading many,many posts on removing decals and clearcoat I'm wondering if maybe some wd-40 and a plastic kitchen scrubby might get this off? Or should it be removed when we apply the chemical for the clearcoat removal?