Many Recreational Vehicles (RVs) have an adhesive film that protects the exterior gel coat/clear coat finish. They can be tedious to remove without a product that loosens the adhesive, like RVbyLIFE’s Release® Adhesive & Sealant Remover that breaks the bond of protective film adhesives. What follows are step-by-step instructions on how to remove protective film from an RV.
How to Remove Protective Film from an RV
Using with “The Stick” hand tool and Release®, follow these instructions:
- Starting in an upper corner, spray Release® on the edge of the film. Let the Release® begin to work and use “The Stick” to slowly and carefully peel a corner. Once you have peeled up enough of the film to allow you to get a grip on it, spray again where the film meets the coach building a pocket, and slowly pull the film using a rocking motion. A side to side motion works best, first pulling one side and then the other, spraying as needed. If you pull too quickly, you can break the film and/or leave glue behind. Slow and steady is the key.
- You will know when it is time for more Release® as the film will become harder to pull. Use “The Stick” as needed if the film breaks and you need to peel enough up to get a new grip on it.
- If you find you are leaving glue behind, you are either not using enough Release® or you are trying to go too fast.
Additional uses of Release® Adhesive & Sealant Remover
Now in its second generation, Release® Adhesive & Sealant Remover is excellent for the removal of adhesives of protective film, decals, stickers, tapes, and labels. The product can also be used on most carpeted, vinyl, and painted surfaces. Paired with “The Stick” scraping tool, Release® removes adhesives with ease. RVbyLIFE carries both and many more RV care and restoration products.