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Removing Volvo 240 vinyl door sill trims

This is an annoying task, but I finally figured out a good process. You'll need:
  1. A heat gun
  2. WD40
  3. A dish cloth
  4. A good razor blade holder
  5. a couple of plastic blades (ebay link)

Note that the blade holders you get with those plastic blades are junk. I used a Trojan blade holder that I already had, and it worked fine and the blade didn't shift around.

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The process is then simply apply heat, use plastic blade to peel back vinyl, repeat.

Once you get all the vinyl off, you'll be left with a layer of really stubborn glue. Soak it in WD40 for 5 minutes, then heat gun and scraper, over and over, until it's all gone. If you are planning to repaint the door, you can do this last part a bit faster by using a Scotchbrite pad, which will remove the adhesive faster, but it will scuff the paint a bit in the process. I wouldn't recommend using this method otherwise, as it will leave the paint too thin around the high spots of the bodywork.
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