Versatility is one of the key advantages of our GunSkins camouflage wraps. They can be layered allowing you to adapt to the season or location for your concealment needs. They provide a protective waterproof barrier that takes the beating of daily use. One of the greatest benefits that is unique to our product is the ability to remove the GunSkin without affecting the original surface of the item. Removing a the material requires some basic tools, including a heat gun (or hair dryer) and a sharp hobby knife. Unlike other firearm coatings, there are no hazardous chemicals or bead blasting necessary to remove this gun finish.
STEP BY STEP REMOVAL
The vinyl is stiff and hard to remove when in a cooled state. The material is heat activated, which means that it is necessary to hit the entire surface to release the bond and allow it to peel off.
2) PEEL OFF.
Once the material is warm, look for edge and begin to peel back. This is where the hobby knife will come in handy. Since the material is pressed firm against the surface, the sharp knife can be used to undermine the edge and create some lift. With enough material peeled, you can finish the job with your fingers.
Repeat the two steps above for every individual piece on the firearm. Simple kits such as the Mag or Scope Kits may be removed easily as they contain few pieces. AR-15 Kits contain many individual pre-cut pieces, all of which have to be removed one at a time.
GunSkins are designed for single use. More often than not, the pieces are stretched and torn while being removed and cannot be salvaged for a second installation.
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
If your environment changes, it may be necessary to apply a new camouflage pattern to conceal to the new location. If you're feeling hardcore, you may even change your gun skin to match every seasons during the year. Others might want to swap skins because they fell in love with a different pattern or maybe we released the latest and greatest camo and they just have to try it out for themselves.
That's the beauty of GunSkins, they're easy to install and easy to remove. There is no danger of leaving them installed indefinitely, and there is no risk in removing them. As long as the removal is done properly with the use of heat, there should be no residue left on the surface. If removed from a cooled state, residue could occur. If this happens we recommend using Goo Gone and isotropic alcohol to remove.
Can they reinstalled after removing them?
Technically, yes. However, during the removal process the pieces will likely stretch and rip into smaller pieces, making it rather difficult to install a second time.
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