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    New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    I`m hoping to get my new flivver in 2 weeks, (according to Dodge).

    I`ve been mulling the thought of removing the transport wrap myself. Is this something I can do myself, or would it be wise to let the dealer do it?

    If it`s a b-buster, I`ll let them handle it.

    They already have instructions not to detail or wash it for delivery.

    Thanks.

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    Our Wrangler had no exterior wrap at all. What is a Flivver?

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    It’s not a big deal. I did it on my mom’s Benz. I used some Valugard New Car Prep to aid in the removal.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.
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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    Billy Baldone,

    Flivver is an old slang term for a car.

    How old is your Jeep?

    I haven`t seen a car that didn`t have that white wrap on it in a long time.

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    It’s not a big deal. I did it on my mom’s Benz. I used some Valugard New Car Prep to aid in the removal.
    Just curious as to the effort involved. I`m gettin` old and my shoulder is acting up.

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    I would carefully watch the techs do it then. I wouldn’t worry about coming across as pushy. You can always apologize later
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.
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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    ​Mineral spirits will remove any adhesive residue.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:
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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    That is good to know. My dad is picking up a new vehicle off the lot tomorrow and it has a sticker dealer emblem on it. Gotta pack MS and a hair dryer.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    It`s a 21 We got it in January

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    My dad will be picking up a Grand Cherokee and it too has no wrap on it. If it ever did,it was removed the instant it got to the dealer.

    Around here I`ve only noticed luxury marques with the white Rapgard transit film, not others
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    I don`t know of a single Stelantis vehicle that ships with a wrap on it.

    Unless you were told it is coming with a wrap on it I would assume it is not.

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    I would let the dealer do it. If you do it and lift the paint you will get the blame.
    You could request being there during removal I suppose.
    Congrats on the new flivver!

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    I guess in this day and age because paint is so thin, you could lift it but back in 2005 paint was hardy enough to withstand a little film removal.
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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I guess in this day and age because paint is so thin, you could lift it but back in 2005 paint was hardy enough to withstand a little film removal.
    I doubt it would happen but it could. I would rather start life with my new flivver without that lol

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    Re: New Car Transport Wrap Removal- DYI?

    No issue with paint lifting. Plastic transit wrap has been in use by most vehicle manufacturer since the late 80`s. Depends on the brand and sales ratio, as well as where the vehicle is being shipped to. Example, Chrysler usea it on ones being shipped out of the US as well as a special water based coating they apply to wheels and chrome .It comes off with soap and water. Provided them thousands of gallons before I retired. All use use sort of protective coating at times.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:
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