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Old 06-28-2022, 08:59 PM   #1
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Removing plastic wrap remnants

Picked up brand new AS yesterday - not complaining but there are lots of rivets and panel edges with plastic wrap remnants. Other than meticulously tearing them off is there a safe more efficient way of removing.

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Old 06-28-2022, 09:17 PM   #2
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We’re in our third camping season with our 2020 International 23FB and I’m still removing them.
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:01 AM   #3
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Annoying, isn't it? This should be a basic quality check on delivery.
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:29 AM   #4
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Annoying, isn't it? This should be a basic quality check on delivery.
It is nearly impossible to get them all......how would quality sort this out?

As mentioned above....3 years later, we still have them....and peel off when/where we can.
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:27 AM   #5
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Agree the cling film bits are challenging to remove, I've had best success with plastic tweezers that came in a small first aid kit. I think they are provided for pulling slivers, stingers and plant thorns?
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Old 06-29-2022, 11:45 AM   #6
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It is nearly impossible to get them all......how would quality sort this out?

As mentioned above....3 years later, we still have them....and peel off when/where we can.
...then it shouldn't be used in the first place. Or during dealer prep they could take the time to do the best possible job removing them. It's rather cheesy having a $90,000 trailer with bits of plastic sticking out from under rivets and joints. I think they can do better.
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Old 06-29-2022, 12:00 PM   #7
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...then it shouldn't be used in the first place. Or during dealer prep they could take the time to do the best possible job removing them. It's rather cheesy having a $90,000 trailer with bits of plastic sticking out from under rivets and joints. I think they can do better.
Then there would be complaints about scratches on the surface of the aluminum and someone would say why don't they cover the aluminum with a plastic film.
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I don't have any traces of plastic wrap left on my trailer - it is long gone, if it was ever there. But, I've worked with other equipment with similar problems.

Wondering if a heat gun on low setting used carefully would help at all? My thought is that it will cause the plastic film to shrink and pull away from the rivet.

Would obviously be a good idea to test this in an area not in direct view in case it doesn't work.
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After getting them almost all the way off, has anyone tried a hair dryer or heat gun to shrivel up the remainder of these little bugers? Just got our TT last month and wow, there are so many.
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Perhaps try heating up a piece of the wrap first on a work bench or something your not worried about messing up. See what it will take to get it to shrink or hopefully not go straight to gooify.
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