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Old 08-11-2011, 09:35 PM
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Like many others the door trim pieces on my quad cab were fading and peeling. I decided to take them off and see if I like it. If not I could always have them repainted and put them back. But I don't think I will. Looks just fine without them, plus it was really nasty under there.

I thought about trying to do a how-to of sorts but there is a great one on this forum already and some great vids on youtube. I basically heated the strips with the wife's hairdryer, gently and slowly pulled them off by hand, heated the left over adhesive and rolled it off with my finger. Went over the remaining with claybar and then Meguire's scratch remover. I still have a few light scratches to polish out, need to throw some wax back on it, and wash the whole truck.

I will post some pics for opinions tomorrow.
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Can't wait to see how this looks!
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I bet it does look better without them, definitely want to see some pics!

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Sorry to disappoint!!! I got it all cleaned up today and stepped back to snap a photo....only to have my phone tell me the battery was too low to start the camera, lol. And, of course, the charger is in my office.

I promise I will get one tomorrow!!!
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Sorry it took so long. Finally got a couple of last minute pics with the cell phone when we finally got home this evening.





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Awesome that's what I want to do. Where did you find the write up?
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There's a lot of different methods that peeps have used for this. Some use hair dryers or heat guns to soften the adhesive. Be careful on the paint with a heat gun!! Some spray it with something to dissolve the adhesive and let it soak a little before removing. I would use a dedicated, known safe for paint adhesive remover for this rather than gasoline or WD40 or anything like that. Some then use fishing line to basically saw the emblem or molding off. With some thicker line and good gloves this might work great but my line kept breaking and its rough on the hands. As I said above, I basically just heated it with the wife's hairdryer and then slowly pulled it off by hand. It came off fairly easily. Then you just have to remove the left over adhesive. You can roll it off with your finger, use adhesive remover, or use the eraser wheel made by 3M I think. Lot's off peeps say it works really well but I haven't tried it.

I would say just do whatever you are most comfortable with and take your time and you will be fine. As far as write-ups go, here's a link to probably the best one. I think the actual how-to is on the second page.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....hlight=molding

It's been months since I did mine and I'm still very satisfied with it. I see other Rams, some with the door trim, some without and I think it looks great either way. Hope this helps.
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Thanks I'm going to do this to my truck.
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