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    Door molding removed

    I finally made the leap and took off those nasty looking door ding moldings...literally I decided yesterday when I was fixing my turn signal that those things need to go. What pushed me? They were starting to discolor and that's just nasty.

    I'm having a tough time removing some of the foam/glue stuff. I tried Bug and Tar remover and that helped. Then I got some Goo Gone...(I haven't tried it yet; but will this morning)

    What do you guys use to get it off? Did you just use your fingernails to remove some?

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    Yeah, the majority of the glue has to be rolled off with your thumb. You might get a blister but, that is normal for this stuff.

    After its all removed, you can then use some goo gone etc. I used some of that bumper sticker remover in a can and then washed it real well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Yeah, the majority of the glue has to be rolled off with your thumb. You might get a blister but, that is normal for this stuff.

    After its all removed, you can then use some goo gone etc. I used some of that bumper sticker remover in a can and then washed it real well.
    yeah my thumbs were numb LOL thanks

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    Its really about the only way baby.....Unless you get someone to pass out and then use their thumbs.......lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Its really about the only way baby.....Unless you get someone to pass out and then use their thumbs.......lol.
    LOL

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    do you have to wax after you remove it?

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    Yes. Just removing the molding will still show an outline of where the molding was.

    Even with my black car, I could still see the outline until I used a polish and wax. Then, it didn't even look like it had molding on.

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    I just used a razor made of plastic made for removing decals and such but i just pulled/tore and cut it off then for the extran glue i took the razor and went up and down on itwhile applying pressure and it will come of pretty easy

    a good idea for making it a bit easier is to keep it wet

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    once i got the main strip of glue off, i used WD40 to take the rest of the glue off. i then polished where the strip was so you couldnt tell it was there.

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    passenger molding gone and never to be seen again.

    My fingernails and thumbs hurt, so the drivers side is half done until I get feeling back into my fingers LOL

    What type of plastic razor? Did you make it?

    P.S. I just installed an LED 3rd brake light too. It looks good!

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    do you have any before and after pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 LS1 Formula View Post
    do you have any before and after pics
    of molding or brake light? If so, I'm sure I can find some....the molding is half done right now

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    both

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    You should have that shit done by now girl.

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    I used a 3M adhesive remover.
    Then polished and waxed.

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    ok, so if you havent got the glue off yet then what you need is called a chizzler (plastic scraper tool, and some mineral spirits (avail at any place that sells paint like wal-mart, home depot) the mineral spirits will NOT harm youre paint or clear, dump some of that stuff on the glue and rub it into it. let it sit a minute and use the plastic scraper tool to get the glue off, we use it all the time at the paint/graphics shop i work for. hope that helps ya out a little bit. if you need a chizzler then let me know, i might have a couple laying around

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    Use Ronsonol lighter fluid. I have used it to remove emblems and old stickers. Works great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I used a 3M adhesive remover.
    Then polished and waxed.
    same here. worked great

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    when I took mine off in aug 2003 in SC it was so hot that I was able to pull off the moldings and 90% of the crap stuck to the molding the rest I basically rolled up into a ball and pulled off. I then used some goo gone to clean up the residue then waxed it!!

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    I went to the lake to wakeboard so the other one is not done....will be working on it today! Will post pics soon!

    wakeboarding took top priority. LOL

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