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Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto
Hopefully no need for anymore smooth side guides after this!
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Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

Hi all,

After reading the two previous guides on how to smooth side a punto I thought I would give it a go but soon discovered that I didn't have all the information needed, I have tried to give all this other information to everyone reading this! Enjoy!

Before I start I will give you some detail about the bumper strips. There are 4 altogether (a big one and a little one on each side) and all of them are made of plastic, but each is firmly stuck on with two adhesive strips and nothing more. When they are off they leave no holes or dips etc (see pics). Next, how to take them off!

First of all you will need:
1. A sponge
2. WD40
3. fishing line
4. Boiling Water and Bucket
5. Patience!



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This is what the Punto looks like before we start anything...

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And this is the area we will be working on...

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Step 1

With the boiling water and sponge soak one side of the car for a few minutes on the bumper strips (highlighted in red), the idea is to heat the glue of the adhesive so the strips can be pulled off. (An alternative idea is to use a hairdryer to heat the adhesive, but as I haven't used this technique I cannot advise you to do so either).

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Step 2

use the fishing line in between the door and the plastic bumper strip and pull back an forth. Lever the strip SLOWLY until it starts to part with the door. Get a grip of the strip with your hands and pull at it SLOWLY. I cannot advise how much better it is to do this slowly, if you rush this part the adhesive will be stuck to door and it will take forever to get off!

This is what you will be left with if you take is off slowly... just a bit of dirt.

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Just clean the dirt and its done! but if you rush it you will be left with a sticky adhesive strip...

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Step 3

To get the adhesive off just spary it with WD40 and leave to set for 5-10mins, then you should be able to scrap the adhesive off with your nails.

And thats it! Job Done!

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Before and After

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Last tips

Make sure you remove the strips slowly!!!

If the worse comes to the worse and you don't like the outcome you can stick the strips back on with some more adhesive!



If I've helped you out feel free to give me a huge thumps up thanks!
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Re: Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

yeh good guide, pretty much the same as debadging (a cinq), i used petrol and a rag to get adhesive off as i ran out of WD, if u using petrol tho dont rub too hard, as it can act as a paint stripper if you do !! Good guide tho Ash
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yeh good guide, pretty much the same as debadging (a cinq), i used petrol and a rag to get adhesive off as i ran out of WD, if u using petrol tho dont rub too hard, as it can act as a paint stripper if you do !! Good guide tho Ash
Thanks, your Cinq is nice

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hmmm might give that one a try cheers
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Re: Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

good guide perfect method....wish id of found this before i did it!!

I did the same, poured the boiling water on and pulled the strip off left all sorts of crap on the car and took hour and half to get the rest off!!!!
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Nice Guide I did this yesterday to my punto after reading this. I used a hair dryer one side and boiling water the other. IT was definatly better to use water. Looks good and costs Sweet FA.
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Re: Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

Still got some glue left on my car

Any idea how to remove this? I've tried WD40, water, and tar remover

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Re: Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

you could try T-cut, i used T-cut when i took mine off and worked a treat!
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has anyone above who has done this decided they preferred having the strips and put them back on? thinking i might take them off if i get some good weather.
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Really good guide, did mine today, the dental floss didn't do much for me but the rest was spot on and the results were great

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looks nice mate, in my original guide i dnt say use dental floss or fishing wire but someone changed it! lol
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Still got some glue left on my car

Any idea how to remove this? I've tried WD40, water, and tar remover

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As said above...Petrol small amount on rag, rub lightly, wash fully.
Polish and buff with wax .... done
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Re: Smooth Side a Mk2/Mk2b Punto

well ive just done mine, i'll get a pic up soon but god i never wanna have to do that again. it took me about 3 hours to do 1 side! still it looks perfect and i also took the black bit off the b pillar which looks nice. cheers for the guide
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nice easy guide to follow gunna giv this a try tonight
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super guide first of all mate and if anyone is thinking of doing this to there motor go out and buy a rubber spinning wheel that goes in the drill no matter how fast or slow you rip the strips off the rubber wheel will take off the sticky stuff in seconds its a lot easier trust me i found out i had one in the shed after i finished one door (about an hour later) and a soar thumb.
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