The 3M Stripe Off Wheel is the perfect solution for removing decals, moldings, double sided tape, and adhesive residues without damaging paint. This high-grade medium density wheel attaches directly to any standard drill using the included drill mandrel, turning it into a safe stripe removing tool. Now it is possible to remove old or weathered pin stripping, faded vinyl graphics, or any adhesive backed material without damaging the paint with the 3M Stripe Off Wheel.
For years, solvent based chemicals, abrasive polishing compounds, and even razor blades have been used to remove striping and vinyl decals. Each can damage the thin clear-coat on your vehicle. The 3M Stripe Off Tool works by targeting the decal material without effecting the paint. It is a targeted solution which eliminates the decal and adhesive material.
Install and securely fasten the 3M Stripe Wheel to the drill. Start by installing the Stripe Off Mandrel. Install the 3M Stripe Off Wheel on the Mandrel by lining up the threads and gently spinning it until the wheel contacts the mandrel flange. The wheel will self-tighten during use.
Dress the 3M Stripe Off Wheel before each use to remove sharp edges and correct any out-of-roundness. Turn the wheel on and and use a cheese grater or file against the edge until it is smooth and round.
Operate at approximately 2000 RPM, plus or minus 200 RPM. With the drive tool running at the appropriate speed, bring the outer edge of the 3M Stripe Off Wheel in contact with the edge of the materiel to be removed. For the best results use light pressure and allow the tool to do the work.
Guide the 3M Stripe Off Wheel so that it is working against the rotational direction of the wheel. Use horizontal and vertical movements to achieve the quickest and easiest removal rate. Any residue from the 3M Stripe Off Wheel can be removed with a paint-safe adhesive remover or isopropyl alcohol.