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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Body trim removal

I got the chrome trim for my dodge to go in place of the black plastic. It would appear that the black trim is on there with a gummy double sided tape. Any suggestions on gettin those trim pieces off?

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is it a body side molding? you can use a plastic putty knife to work in behind the trim and cut it loose from the tape.. or take a strong fishing line tie each end around a dowel , while holding onto the dowels you can pull the line towards you while it is behind to molding cutting the double side tape. the fun part is going to be getting that double side tape off the paint when you get the trim off. we have tools at work that does all this quickly

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we have tools at work that does all this quickly
Oh really? Do tell..... Who around my neck of the woods would have these tools and what kind of tools are they? I have a full service garage at my office. Is this something my mechanic should/would have?

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I would like to know also. I want to pull the black/chrome trim off my LB7.
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Ive been looking for some black ones would you want to give them/sell them?
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there are different types of tools. there are platic attachments you can put on an air hammer , (it looks much like a plastic putty knife) then go to town with it, it works very well to seperate the molding from double side tape on the body of the vehicle also there are "eraser wheels " different size ones. I prefer the ones from a company called "Wurth" basically they are a soft rubber, much like a pencil eraser. you put it on an air tool and it spins over the double side tape, or even pin stripes to remove it, it works awesome also. if you guys have shops you can talk to snap on , i know they sell the air hammer attachments .

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I just looked at the link you put up. thats exactly what im talking about for the air hammer. use that to seperate the molding and then you can use the eraser wheel to remove the left on double side tape ( only run the tool as fast as you need to cause it will make alot of heat ) and your basically done.

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Man at the Dodge dealer I used to work at I would just get an edge pulled up and pull the old moulding off. Then I would get a heat gun, a plastic razor blade, and 3M adhesive remover to get the residue off before I installed the new one.
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Man at the Dodge dealer I used to work at I would just get an edge pulled up and pull the old moulding off. Then I would get a heat gun, a plastic razor blade, and 3M adhesive remover to get the residue off before I installed the new one.
That was pretty much the advice I was lookin for. I'll be taking a shot at it this weekend.:Thumbup:

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