Don't know if I ever answered this message and I just saw it. So if you haven't done it yet, yes I just heated it up with my wifes hair dryer and pealed it off. Then used a light rubbing compound to clean it up.
I noticed that you posted about removing the pin stripping in somebody's build thread. I would like to take mine off too. What was the method for removing it? Do you heat it up and peal it off like the door molding?
Sorry for the PM, I didn't want to ask questions in his build thread.