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getting the "rubbery stuff" off the bezel?

Has anyone found a good way to do this? Mine is getting scratched up, and I could get it replaced under warranty but I know it will just get scratched up again... is there a good way to just remove this stuff and have the black plastic underneath? I don't mind the glossy look of the black plastic.
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My bezel is mess up and i was like f##k it
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well what i did was i took it out of the truck took some oopps paint remover and a sand wheel and whent after it
i didn't get perfect results but i didn't smooth it out very good.........but it worked but i had to repaint it...i changed all my stuff from the dull black to a auto black finish
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Yeah, I don't want to repaint it, I just want the stuff off. If theres no good way, I'll warranty a new one.
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as far as i can tell the only way is to sand it and if you dont want to paint it then thats not an option
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You might want to try using Simple Green. I have used it to strip paint on model cars because it won't hurt the plastic...at least it has never hurt the plastic anytime I have ever used it. It might take a while, but I bet it would get it off. Simple Green doesn't have a lot of fumes either and is biodegradeable.
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Warranty a new one and ask if you can keep that old one.
Then try using a non volatile solvent (like simple green) and use a credit card (or similar) to scrape it off with out scratching the bezel plastic.
Good luck!
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Warranty a new one and ask if you can keep that old one.
Then try using a non volatile solvent (like simple green) and use a credit card (or similar) to scrape it off with out scratching the bezel plastic.
Good luck!
No dice, warranty parts require a core be sent back or the dealership gets charged full Ford price.
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get one off of ebay
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I just warrantied a new one and I'll deal with this problem when the new one starts to peel.
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