Hello Chaps....new owner

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Stickfinger
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:53 pm

That is the headliner and all trim re-installed.....made a massive difference to the noise/comfort, back to XM comfort again :)
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:21 pm

Front and back "chrome" inserts recovered from the replacement bumpers.

800/1200/clear-coat.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by xantia_v6 » Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:45 am

What technique did you use for removal of the strips? Any heat involved?
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Dieselman » Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:44 am

Just pry them out with a thin, flat pry, or scraper.
Locate the clips and pry under those and there is no risk of breakage.
Start at the front to relieve the ends.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:40 am

I use these....
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I lift a LOWER edge from an "off center" position....once lifted I use another tool and "walk" these along until I get close to a clip, a firm "twist" of the tool "pops" the clip out.

Walking two tools along is better than sliding one along like a knife as it prevents scratching the thin edges of the bumper paint.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:01 pm

Checking some areas under flaked/split paint for cracks damage before everything goes to the body shop.
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As can be seen there are a few little gouges to be filled
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