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      11-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Separating Aluminum Trim from Plastic Backing...

I have a project going where i want to use a section of aluminum trim separate from its plastic backing. Has anyone ever successfully separated the aluminum and plastic backing without damaging the aluminum?

I've been able to pry off a section on a test piece, but the aluminum is so soft that it bends easily. My next idea is to use acetone (melts plastic) and something like fishing line/dental floss/metal filament to run between the aluminum and plastic as a cutting wire. Hoping the Acetone wont etch the aluminum.

I expect this is the first time someone has asked this, but ideas are welcome



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      11-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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wow, 68 views and no replies! Guess this is new territory. If i figure it out i'll post instructions
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      11-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
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what are you trying to do with the trim? i dont think ive seen anyone separate the actual trim from the plastic part.
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what are you trying to do with the trim? i dont think ive seen anyone separate the actual trim from the plastic part.
+1 I'm curious to what you have in mind as well.
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It's either you will bend the aluminum or break the plastic backing. I broke my plastic accidentally when I'm trying to wrap it...it's very brittle.
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+1 I'm curious to what you have in mind as well.
+2 very curious as well
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