Plastic Coated GEM?

Recently acquired a 2005 e2…had been sitting for years. There is a plastic coating on trunk and spat that is cracked and chipping away…looks terrible…any idea how to remove the plastic that is still there?

That is the clear coat. Incredibly common issue on GEMs.
If the car was kept outside any place the sun’s UV rays hit, the plastic will lift off.
I usually chip off all the clearcoat & sand down what I can’t chip off & re-Gel coat or repaint the part.

There is a thread on this

Thanks!..went to the thread…good read.