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Removing Staples from Aluminium Cladding


I am removing the siding from my caravan to do some repairs. Around the edges of the cladding, the manufacturer has used staples in addition to glue/silicone to affix the panels.  What is the best way to remove these staples so as to cause minimal damage to the aluminium?

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Lever them out with something over panel so it doesnt damage ! Masonite etc ?? Gives better mechanical advantage as far as leverage also . Often used a screwdriver sharpened from one side so it slips up staple !!

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Thanks for that.

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Welcome to GN's bushsong,
Aus-Kiwi's methodology is spot on but use a small sharp wood chisel (not screw driver) buy a pack of 4 for about $12 at El-Cheapo Shops.

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Yes I found wood chisels I have too thick . Why said to grind down one side screw driver . Even a few rubs on concrete is enough . Horses for coarses and common sense !!

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Leaver up one side of the staple at a time.

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Did you make that? I can't find anything similar with a Google search. Thanks for all the replies too BTW.

Cheers,

Ric

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Had it quite a few decades.

A quick workaround, maybe a small cold chisel grind a curve on one side. I would still put something under to spread load as others have suggested.



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bushsong wrote:

Did you make that? I can't find anything similar with a Google search. Thanks for all the replies too BTW.

Cheers,

Ric


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