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Emblem and body protection strip removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Doug, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Doug

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    I just got my '85 Blazer in my hands and haven't had time to tear into it yet. Are the emblems and strips that run along the body and tailgate held on with double sided tape/adhesive, or nuts/bolts? I know on my '93 Sub, they are held with adhesive tape, but I don't want to remove them from the Blazer and find holes.

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    The emblems are held on with speed nuts - the side strips will be just adhesive.

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  3. Rob 85K5

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    The trim under the tail lights are heldon by clips that are attached to rivets on the body. You can grind them down and do some touch up paint.

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    Really? On mine it was just glued on plastic - were there different trim types used on 85's?

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    I took all the body trim off my 84. The hardest part was the emblems,and the corner trim because the nuts are kinda hard to get to...the rest of my body trim was falling off!

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    Enjoy cleaning the glue off the body after you pull the trim off. I had lots-o-fun doing that.

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    Use 3M adhesive remover and then rinse well. Works Great!!

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    I just gutted mine in May because Im doing a repaint and it can be tricky removing it. The majority or trim is held on by the adhesive. The problem is that moisture and silt gets trapped behind that tap and messes with the paint and can cause big flakes of paint to come off with the strip. I'd heat the strips with a blow dryer or something to make the adhesive more plyable. The chrome under the tail light is held on by two clips. One is a press fit and the other is held on by a nut. Usually you can grab the strip just right and pop it off by hand and then all you have to do is unbolt the clip with the speed nut. The K5 badges on the fenders are simply plastic and are glued on. The silverado tags on the back are pressed in with barrel clips and a smooth hand with a pry tool that wont mar your finish if you choose to remove them will do the trick.

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