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How do you remove this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muscle, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. muscle

    muscle 1/2 ton status

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    I'm working on my '84 Jimmy and need to get all the body side moulding off. this stuff appears to be attached with some sort of strong adhesive. Should I hit it with a heat gun?
     
  2. or2play

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    The moldings on my 74 had clips that held them on. I just ripped and pryed them off. Then I had to weld up the holes they left.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    84 would likely be held on with adhesive. Heatgun will help remove it, as for removing the left over adhesive, I've never cared about the paint when I did it so I don't know.
     
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    That stuff is nothing but a rust hole waiting to happen. Ive used a heatgun to heat the adhesive up then peeled it back with some pliers and ripped it off.
     
  5. muscle

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    so in an 84 they may just be held on with adhesive? of not i guess im welding in holes.

    This stuff sucks, I think the trucks look cleaner without it.
     
  6. AkMudr

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    My 85 had adhesive all around except below the tail lights, they used little tabs to hold it in place. A bud of mines 84 had it as well.
     
  7. BIG*RED

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    i have taken these molding of many times at the body shop i used to work at..some do have one hole on the very front in the fender and one at the tail light..others like my 82 have no holes at all..just grab a corner and pull..also heat can help, or even fishing line, get the line behind the molding and pull down the length of it and the line cuts the adhesive(where gloves! or your gonna slice your hand)..then go to a paint supply house and buy and eraser wheel hook it up to a drill and the left over sticky crap comes right off and it doesn't damage the paint..but you might have to hand buff or wax the area when done..
     

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