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CLEAN LINES

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by IDGMC, Mar 31, 2000.

  1. IDGMC

    IDGMC 1/2 ton status

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    Hey who out there has taken off there moulding along the length of your trucks? I want to but the little i've tried took me like 2 hours to get off all of the 3m stick-um! any tips out there?
     
  2. Blaize

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    Check backwards in the posts, there was a discussion regarding this topic about a week ago.... Seems like there were a lot of creative solutions and thoughts on the topic ! Good luck !

    Blaize
     
  3. 89Jimmy

    89Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I used a heat gun when I did mine. It worked fine and took the adhesive off clean. Wiped with acetone and residue was gone as well.
    John

    So Much to do, So LITTLE cash.
     
  4. Todd78/87

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    I took mine off on my 85,, 3M makes an adhisive remover,, you just have to let it soak for a minute or so.

    Todd 78/87[​IMG]
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  5. BurbinOR

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    Thought the moldings on the early trucks were put on with through-the-body clips - HOLES in the truck. Can anyone comment on this? Would be nice to get rid of those moldings. Got a 79, by the way, for reference.

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
  6. IDGMC

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    Todd where can you get the 3m remover? any parts store?
     
  7. DangerB

    DangerB 1/2 ton status

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    I pulled that trim off my '79 and now have holes. I think it looks better like that if all the metal is beat up.

    DangerBrett[​IMG]
    <font color=blue>harder, faster, longer, stronger</font color=blue>
     
  8. RaisedK5

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    On my 75 the front fender trim is bolted through, with a screw at the back end, the door trim has a bolt at the back , a screw at the front and stick ons along the length, the bed trim has push throughs at the front and back before it wraps around the back, stick ons along the length and a screw at the very end, the tail gate trim bolts through, its a half and half kind of thing, why they did that i'll never know.

    RaisedK5

    "Friends don't let friends drive Fords"
     
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    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    I removed mine along the top and the badging. I only left the wheel well moldings and tail gate molding. Very clean looking and easy to wash.
     
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    Yes, I believe any auto store has it,, I think I got mine from O'Riely's
    See Attached pic for what to look for.

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  11. Steve88

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    I used the wife's hair-dryer, and acetone. Trick with acetone is to get the 100% pure stuff, not the wifes nail-polish remover! Boy did I hear about that one!!!

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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  12. mudfanatic

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    not to mention that acetone by bulk is a lot cheaper than the wifes nail polish!
    '77 K5

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  13. Steve88

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    RE: nail-polish remover

    ...you're preaching to the choir!...LOL

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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