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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    or some kind of spray i can use to get this chrome and black trim off????

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    You can try a can of adhesive remover, just spray it on the body above the trim and allow it to soak in, repeating several times. I used a hair dryer to remove the trim from my girls Z71 and it worked great except for the only spot that had bodywork and was repainted. This is the only spot that it peeled the paint though. Just be sure it's heated well and pull slow.
     
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    would a hair blow dryer work or should i try to find a heat gun?? paint is not an issue im goin to repaint it after i get some new fenders on it. just a rattle can primer for now.
     
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    I just used a knife to cut the adhesive and then just pulled it back on itself like removing tape. It did leave some of the adhesive in places and did remove paint in other places. I will just feather those in prime and rattle can it.

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    I used a hair dryer because I don't have a heat gun. A heat gun would probably work better though as long as you don't get it too hot. Basically all you have to do is warm the trim enough so that it warm's the adhesive backing, then it easy to pull it off. I had to use a small screwdriver to put under the corner of the trim to lift up and get it started. You may need a can of the adhesive remover to remove the left over glue after the trim is off, or I guess you couldd sand it off if you are going to paint it anyway.
     
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    heat gun and start peeling, kerosene (world's oldest adhesive, tar and bug remover) wipes the left over sticky stuff right off.... or you could have my luck and want the trim in which case it will fall off
     
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    Go wheelin , the damn things just pop off when ya get too close to the wall !
     
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    Heat gun and a 4inch razer scraper. Then use solvent for the sticky icky.
     
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    Heat gun and a 4inch razer scraper. Then use solvent for the sticky icky.
     
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    hair dryer or heat gun like was said to pull the trim off, then find yourself some orange citrus type cleaner to remove the adhesive and use a plastic putty knife or bondo spreader.

    if you plan on repainting it, i wouldnt use the kerosene.
     

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