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Removing Rubberized Undercoat Spray?

Hey guys...I sprayed my bedrails a while back with Westley's undercoating spray and I am now ready to remove that, and switch to WADE plastic covers. I was told that Bug and Tar remover would take it off..but it didn't seem to do a damn thing. I also heard gasoline worked...but I havn't tried it yet since A.) I don't like the idea of gas on my paint, and B) that stuff is $$$ these days lol.

any ideas how I can get that stuff off without harming the paint?
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why not put the covers over the coating?
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bwahaha welcome to hell.....its harder then **** to get undercoating off and alot of the times you have to resort to sand blasting.....but you could just start scraping...
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Bah. I have noticed when not even trying my pressure washer (2400 PSI Honda) takes some off...so I think if I shoot it super close it will rip most of it off. It was the remaining little bits I am assuming will be the biggest pain.

As for installing it OVER that stuff...I don't think it would stick worth a crap to the rubber...it uses double sided sticky tape to attach itself. Plus, I want it super tight and sealed so water doesn't get under it and run down the rails after I wash it.

So no one knows of any chemicals to break down even little bits of it? Bah humbug lol
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Diesel melts asphalt
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YES...i know this all too well....

diesel will probably melt anything, with the proper amount and scrapeing force....

ugh....bad memories.....

maybe soften it up with diesel/degreaser and then use a heated metal putty knife
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try brake fluid but it mite remove paint to. try a hand held hair drier on high this is the way you remove factory stickers and tape on pin striping. be careful with power washer it will remove paint.

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In my experience brake clean likes to take undercoating off. Whenever I did that under a car it would end up on my hands. Give that a shot.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, lol. I actually got 90% off with the pressure washer, and the rest I turned into goupe (sp?) with the Bug and Tar remover...worked pretty well afterall.
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good to hear most people dont have that luck
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