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Removing moulding, and have ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerWheels, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. BlazerWheels

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    Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    I am in the middle of removing the "chrome" moulding from my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif. I have 2 questions...
    1. What works best at removing the adhesive foam tape without screwing up paint? (using Goof-Off, but it takes forever and a lot of rubbing)

    2. Are there holes under the back corner pieces? If so, how many? and How big?

    Thanks in advance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    Two holes under each rear corner piece. I'd guess they are 1/4"
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

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    2. Are there holes under the back corner pieces? If so, how many? and How big?

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    No idea, there is on my dads 81

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    1. What works best at removing the adhesive foam tape without screwing up paint? (using Goof-Off, but it takes forever and a lot of rubbing)


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    Goto a auto paint store and buy what is called an Eraser Wheel...mounts on a hand drill motor and erases the adhesive and DOES NOT HARM the paint...guy at the local body shop here in my town told me about this /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    ditto on the rubber wheel, citrus cleaner works good to get the glue off also.
    when my dad and i were doing the bodywork on my k5, i do remember there being 2 holes equally spaced under the taillight going around the corner.
    i had welded them up and didnt put molding back on.
     
  5. Can Can

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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    When I took my trim off for paint a couple of years ago, I used a shop towel and liberal applications of 99% isopropyl alcohol. The adhesive came off really easily and with minimal elbow grease.
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    theres stuff we use at the dealership called
    "3m adhesive remover ". it works great . you find
    find it at some paint and auto stores /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    Does the 3M stuff or the Alcohol hurt the paint??
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    no it shouldnt, but who knows if your paint is the original or a repaint.
    always best to test in an inconspicous area first.
     
  9. k5fd89

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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    Go buy a cheap heat gun...I have take the molding of three trucks with a $25 dollar black and decker heat gun with no damage to paint. Just go slow and don't heat any area to much. I usually work a couple spots at once. When the chrome trim get warm it pulls of and the tape comes too if not the tape will just roll off with your fingers or a little bug and tar remover.
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

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    Does the 3M stuff or the Alcohol hurt the paint??

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    no , wqe use the 3m adhesive remover on new cars when we
    take the glue lines off from the factory. we also use it when we take off old pin stripe.
     
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    Re: Removing moulding, and have ?\'s

    good stuff to know /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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